Future USS Zumwalt will have San Diego Homeport
Future USS Zumwalt will have San Diego
From Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet.
San Diego, California — (NNS)
— May 20, 2016 — The Navy announced today the future next-generation
guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) is scheduled to be homeported at
Naval Base San Diego following its commissioning in fall 2016. Zumwalt is
scheduled to arrive in San Diego in late 2016.
The future guided-missile destroyer USS
Zumwalt (DDG 1000) transits the Atlantic Ocean to conduct acceptance trials with
the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). Acceptance Trials are the
last significant shipbuilding milestone before delivery of the ship to the U.S.
Navy, which is planned for next month. While underway, many of the ship's key
systems and technologies including navigation, propulsion readiness, auxiliary
systems, habitability, fire protection and damage control capabilities will be
demonstrated to ensure they meet the Navy's requirements.
Construction of Zumwalt commenced February 2009 and the ship was launched
Oct. 29, 2013. Currently, the ship is conducting hull, mechanical, and
electrical tests and trials with a subsequent period to follow for combat and
mission system equipment installation, activation, and testing.
The ship is commanded by Capt. James A. Kirk.
DDG 1000 is the lead ship of a class of next-generation multimission surface
combatants tailored for land attack and littoral dominance with capabilities to
defeat current and projected threats. Zumwalt will triple naval surface fire
coverage, add an improved sonar system to track deep and shallow water threats,
as well as pace current anti-ship cruise missile threats. For today's warfighter,
DDG 1000 fills an immediate and critical naval warfare gap, meeting validated
Marine Corps fire support requirements.
The multimission DDG 1000 is tailored for sustained operations in the
littorals and land attack, and will provide independent forward presence and
deterrence, support special operations forces, and operate as an integral part
of joint and combined expeditionary forces. Its multimission design and littoral
capabilities make it a 100 percent globally deployable asset to the fleet.
The U.S. Navy continually monitors force readiness and ability to provide the
most robust, capable maritime force possible. Stationing destroyers in a West
Coast port supports rebalance to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, placing our most
advanced capabilities and greater capacity in that vital theater. By 2020,
approximately 60 percent of Navy ships and aircraft will be based in the region.
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