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The Arleigh Burke Flight IIA-class guided missile destroyer PCU Bainbridge (DDG 96) shown in a floating dry dock at the Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine.

The Arleigh Burke Flight IIA-class guided missile destroyer PCU Bainbridge (DDG 96) shown in a floating dry dock at the Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine.

 
 
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Bath, Maine (Nov. 12, 2004) The Arleigh Burke Flight IIA-class guided missile destroyer PCU Bainbridge (DDG 96) shown in a floating dry dock at the Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine. Some new features of the Flight IIA-class critical to littoral war fighting effectiveness include the incorporation of embarked helicopters (SH-60), an organic mine-hunting capability and the introduction of area theater ballistic missile defense capabilities to protect near coastal airfields and seaports essential to the flow of forces into theater in time of conflict. U.S. Navy Photo File# 041112-N-0024B-003

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12/11/2004 - 12/11/2004
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Bath, Maine
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U.S. NAVY
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