THE US Navy’s $9billion “stealth” destroyer is looking very rusty after a report warned the fleet is not ready for war.

USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) — one of the Navy’s first of only three guided-missile destroyers — was photographed coming into San Diego on Thursday.

USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) was photographed coming into San Diego on Thursday

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USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) was photographed coming into San Diego on ThursdayCredit: @cjr1321/Twitter
Rust was seen across the ship's exterior

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Rust was seen across the ship’s exteriorCredit: @cjr1321/Twitter

Photographs reshared by WarshipCam showed the destroyer appearing to be dirty, with off-white paint and rust stains across the body of the ship.

According to The Drive, the ship was commissioned five years ago and has been regularly leaving and returning to San Diego Bay for years.

The photos of the ship were slammed by social media users who were shocked to see the destroyer’s condition.

One Twitter user responded: “yo @cdrsalamander why does your boat look like a giant who was eating cheetos picked it up and then wiped their a** with it.”

Another tweeted: “I’m dead serious when I say this: Operate less. Paint more.

“We are not at war. When we show up in a place, we should look good. If we don’t, we are defeating the purpose of presence.”

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