A First Glimpse

This low resolution photo doesn't give much away at first glance.

But there's much in it for it is the first glimpse of the USS Patrick Gallagher taking shape at Bath Iron Works in Maine.

It is still early days in the construction process.

The full construction of the U.S. Navy destroyer named after Mayo-born Vietnam war hero Patrick "Bob" Gallagher will continue until the end of next year, or early into 2024.

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But the process itself has been launched by way of a keel laying ceremony which took place before a small invited gathering at Bath Iron Works in Maine back in April.

Now the hull of the ship is slowly taking shape and all is pretty much on schedule.