US Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Zumwalt
US Navy Accepts Delivery of
Future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000)
From Team Ships Public Affairs.
Bath, Maine — (NNS)
— May 20, 2016 — The Navy accepted delivery of future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000),
the lead ship of the Navy's next-generation of multimission surface combatants,
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.
The future guided-missile
destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) transits the Atlantic Ocean during acceptance
trials April 21, 2016 with the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV).
The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of DDG 1000, the future guided-missile destroyer
USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000). Following a crew certification period and October
commissioning ceremony in Baltimore, Zumwalt will transit to its homeport in San
Diego for a Post Delivery Availability and Mission Systems Activation. DDG 1000
is the lead ship of the Zumwalt-class destroyers, next-generation, multi-mission
surface combatants, tailored for land attack and littoral dominance.
Ship delivery follows extensive tests, trials and
demonstrations of the ship's hull, mechanical, and electrical systems including
the ship's boat handling, anchor and mooring systems as well as major
demonstrations of the damage control, ballasting, navigation and communications
"Today represents a significant achievement for not only the
DDG 1000 program and shipbuilding team but for the entire U.S. Navy," said Rear
Adm. (select) Jim Downey, DDG 1000 program manager, Program Executive Office
Ships. "This impressive ship incorporates a new design alongside the integration
of sophisticated new technologies that will lead the Navy into the next
generation of capabilities."
The 610-foot, wave-piercing tumblehome ship design provides a
wide array of advancements. The shape of the superstructure and the arrangement
of its antennas significantly reduce radar cross section, making the ship less
visible to enemy radar at sea.
Zumwalt is the first U.S. Navy surface combatant to employ an
innovative and highly survivable Integrated Power System (IPS) distributing 1000
volts of direct current across the ship. The IPS' unique architectural
capabilities include the ability to allocate all 78 megawatts of installed power
to propulsion, ship's service, and combat system loads from the same gas turbine
prime movers based on operational requirements. Each ship in the class features
a battery of two Advanced Gun Systems, capable of firing Long-Range Land Attack
Projectiles (LRLAP) that reach up to 63 nautical miles, providing three-fold
range improvement in naval surface fires coverage. Each ship is equipped with
eighty Advanced Vertical Launch System cells for Tomahawk missiles, Evolved Sea
Sparrow Missiles, Standard Missiles, and Vertical Launch Anti-Submarine Rockets
The ship will employ active and passive sensors and a
Multi-Function Radar (MFR) capable of conducting area air surveillance,
including over-land, throughout the extremely difficult and cluttered sea-land
Following delivery and a crew certification period at General
Dynamics-Bath Iron Works, the ship will be commissioned in Baltimore Oct. 15.
Zumwalt will then transit to her homeport in San Diego where Mission Systems
Activation will continue in parallel with a Post Delivery Availability.
"Zumwalt's crew has diligently trained for months in
preparation of this day and they are ready and excited to take charge of this
ship on behalf of the U.S. Navy," said Capt. James Kirk, commanding officer of
future Zumwalt. "These are 143 of our nation's finest men and women who continue
to honor Adm. Zumwalt's namesake with their dedication to bringing this ship to
BIW is also constructing follow-on ships, the future Michael
Monsoor (DDG 1001) and Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002).
As one of the Defense Department's largest acquisition
organizations, PEO Ships is responsible for executing the development and
procurement of all destroyers, amphibious ships, special mission and support
ships, and special warfare craft.
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