The money pit goes to sea as in the USS Zumwalt. It's all holster and no gun. It's as effective as a knife in a gunfight. The hull, at least slices through the water like a knife and fights like a ship no bigger than a fishing boat, or as some have some said of its radar profile. On the "Three Amigos", it was said, "I don't see no stinking railgun". Nor does it have a punch of a 5" shell going 67 miles because the round goes for $800,000 a shot. That's the same price of a one bedroom condo in the bay area of California. Therefore, no gun for the ship's holster. It can sneak up on other ships, well maybe it can after ten years of adversarial radar standards upgrading, but it can find an armed fishing boat.
The DDG 51 series was resurrected and now it faces an end of its build run as it approaches Block III DDG 120, making a Naval bookmarker for the Arleigh-Burke class destroyer program. The three-ship naval blockade of the Zumwalts will pour more money into that hole found in the ocean than the Titanic could even hold in its sunken mass. More trees are cut down each year in the Amazon jungle for making US currency while paying for Zumwalt's prototypical mishaps. The demise of the paper-making Amazon forest may destroy the breathable atmosphere and become one of the Zumwalt's biggest secret weapon.
The biggest Zumwalt mishap to date is letting too many Naval experts into the same room during the Zumwalt's planning phase. Whatever happened to good ole American garage know how? Now I'm worried that if some off-the-shelf drone could lead a cruise missile into its $8 Billion hull.
Zumwalt is surrounded by Fishing Boats it missed in the fog