There’s been a bit of concern from some corners of the Internet that the Zumwalt’s tumblehome hull design, in which the sides of the ship slope up, in, and away from the water, instead of out towards it, could result in a bit of instability. Most modern ships, like the Zumwalt’s predecessor, the Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, have hulls that flare outward, which could aid in buoyancy in rough seas and in battle conditions.

But jokes on you, jokers. In completely smooth seas with seemingly no other boats around it, the Zumwalt stays perfectly upright.


So there.

Still looks pretty cool going through the water, though.

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