Northrop’s Last Ship Aces Its Sea Trials

ABOARD THE DESTROYER WILLIAM P. LAWRENCE (DDG 110) – An ebullient mood permeated this newest warship of the U.S. Navy as it threaded the Pascagoula, Miss., shipping channel to return from three busy days of sea trials. Navy inspectors and Northrop Grumman engineers had put the ship and its systems through hundreds of tests to see what worked and what needed to be fixed and, while problems inevitably cropped up, most of those on board sensed that the ship had performed extraordinarily well.

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