BATH, Maine — The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday approved the final $433 million in funding for construction of an additional DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class destroyer to be built at Bath Iron Works.

The new funding, along with $1 billion previously approved for the project, will be considered by the full Senate in June as part of the 2017 Defense Appropriations bill, according to a release from U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine.

“With countless threats across the globe, the value and importance of our naval assets to security and stability have never been greater,” Collins said in the release. “Destroyers are the workhorses of the Navy, and there is no workforce better positioned to build this DDG-51 than the men and women of BIW.”

Since the U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the first-in-class DDG 1000 on May 20, six ships are under construction at Bath Iron Works. Along with the two remaining Zumwalt-class destroyers, the future USS Michael Monsoor and the future USS Lyndon B. Johnson, the shipyard is building four DDG 51s: the future USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115), which was christened in October; the future USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), about two-thirds complete; the future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118), just more than 10 percent complete; and the future USS Carl M. Levin (DDG 120), on which construction began in March, according to BIW spokesman Matt Wickenheiser.