New U.S. Navy destroyer Michael Monsoor
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The Navy’s newest destroyer, the Michael Monsoor

New U.S. Navy destroyer Michael Monsoor

The Michael Monsoor, a Zumwalt-class destroyer, is docked in the San Diego Harbor at Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado Island, Calif.

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New U.S. Navy destroyer Michael Monsoor

Luciana Reed of the Eagle Flag Co. of America puts up ship bunting on the 600-foot Navy destroyer Michael Monsoor.

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New U.S. Navy destroyer Michael Monsoor

The destroyer costs about $4.4 billion, according to a 2016 estimate by the Government Accountability Office.

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New U.S. Navy destroyer Michael Monsoor

Naval seamen on the flight deck of the Navy destroyer Michael Monsoor in San Diego.

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New U.S. Navy destroyer Michael Monsoor

The destroyer features a portrait of its namesake, Michael A. Monsoor, a Navy SEAL who was killed in the Iraq war. 

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New U.S. Navy destroyer Michael Monsoor

The Michael Monsoor generates about 78 megawatts, a massive amount of power that could run a small city, the Navy says.

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New U.S. Navy destroyer Michael Monsoor

The 600-foot Navy destroyer Michael Monsoor.

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New U.S. Navy destroyer Michael Monsoor

Petty Officer 1st Class Mark Harbolt, from left, Petty Officer 2nd Class Tarell Flowers  and Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony Cociffi listen to Commanding Office Capt. Scott Smith speak to the media.

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New U.S. Navy destroyer Michael Monsoor

The 600-foot Navy destroyer Michael Monsoor.

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
New U.S. Navy destroyer Michael Monsoor

Commanding Office Capt. Scott Smith inside the Navy destroyer Michael Monsoor.

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