World's largest piece of floating scrap metal needs to be towed away
Engine just blew up attempting something tricky ... like a turn
4 Billion dollar coral reef starter
... held together by bluetack, gaffer tape and bubble gum. Flooded with seawater internally in the equipment bays. Another fine product of American engineering circa 2016. Trump, please fire all these guys and start over again.
They were leaking dope on the Zumwalt before it came out of drydock and anybody who had seen it performing in the field said the thing was a four billion dollar floating turd. It was rumored to be all form, no substance - like a Hollywood prop. Once you got past the show it was absolutely unseaworthy and did not stand a chance against the next generation of mostly remoted craft.
This would make an excellent stage for a Village People reunion video remake of "In The Navy." As a weapon of war it is a joke.
I just see the Chinese teenage kid piloting one of those hypersonic drones in World War Three suddenly realizing he has cut the ship in half accidentally before it could even register him coming on radar. "Holee Cow! I think I just hit something!!!" (Potato chips flying everywhere) He turns around to make a second pass trying to balance a Mountain Dew on his knee. "I tink it iz sunk! Dammed Yankee sailors go home! Okay, nice try capitalist dogs! I drop some atomic cluster grenades just to be on safe side they also double as depth charges! Oh gosh I just got the bonus insta-kill perk! Look at me I am high scoreboard leader! Right on!" (Zumwalt vanishes with all aboard forever)