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USS ZUMWALT (DDG-1000)

CLASS - ZUMWALT Flight I As Built.
Displacement 14,164 Tons, Dimensions, 600' x 79.1' x 27' 6"
Armament 2 x 155mm Advanced Gun System, 80 - PVLS cells for
Tomahawk, Standard Missle & Evolved Sea Sparrow Missle.
Aircraft, 2 SH-60 LAMPS helicopters or 1 MH-60R helicopter, 3 RQ-8A Fire Scout VTUAV
Machinery, LM2500 & LM500 Gas Turbines, 2 Fixed Pitch Propellors,
Permanent Magnet In-Hull Motors.
Speed, 30+ Knots, Range 6000 NM, Crew 150.
Operational and Building Data
Contract awarded 14 February 2008.
Keel laid at Bath, ME on November 17 2011.
Launched October 28 2013 at Bath, ME.
Christened April 12 2014 at Bath, ME.

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Zumwalt 87kElmo Russell Zumwalt, Jr., was born in San Francisco, California, on 29 November 1920. Graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in June 1942, with the accelerated Class of '43, he served mainly in destroyers during World War II and continued in surface ship assignments after the war. In 1950, Lieutenant Commander Zumwalt received his first command, USS Tills (DE-748). Subsequent commands included USS Arnold J. Isbell (DD-869), in 1955-57, and USS Dewey (DLG-14), in 1959-61. Promoted to the rank of Captain in July 1961, Zumwalt attended the National War College and held responsible headquarters positions in Washington, D.C., until receiving a further promotion in July 1965. Rear Admiral Zumwalt then commanded Cruiser-Destroyer Flotilla Seven and served in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. He became Commander Naval Forces, Vietnam in September 1968 and was promoted to the rank of Vice Admiral shortly thereafter. On 1 July 1970, Admiral Zumwalt received his fourth star and assumed the post of Chief of Naval Operations, the youngest officer to hold that position. During the next four years, he guided the Navy through a period of difficult personnel, fiscal, technological and operational challenges. Admiral Zumwalt retired from active duty in July 1974. He was thereafter active in political, policy and business pursuits until his death on 2 January 2000.NHC
Zumwalt 147k080723-N-0000X-001 An artist rendering of the Zumwalt class destroyer DDG 1000, a new class of multi-mission U.S. Navy surface combatant ship designed to operate as part of a joint maritime fleet, assisting Marine strike forces ashore as well as performing littoral, air and sub-surface warfare. U.S. Navy photo illustration.Robert M. Cieri/Bill Gonyo
Zumwalt 199kAn artist rendering of the Zumwalt.Richard Miller BMCS (Ret.)
Zumwalt 95kAn artist rendering of the Zumwalt.Richard Miller BMCS (Ret.)
Zumwalt 438kThe DD(X) Program Guide with specifications.Robert M. Cieri
Zumwalt 81k080214-N-0923G-005. Washington, February 14 2008, a model of the DDG 1000 Zumwalt Class destroyer to be built by Bath Iron Works and Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding is displayed during a contract signing ceremony at the Pentagon. Both companies signed $1.4 billion construction contracts with the Navy as part of the Navy dual lead-ship strategy to introduce the new class of destroyer that will deliver improved warfighting capabilities, continued forward presence and combat power for the surface Navy. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dustin Gates.USN
Zumwalt 95k080214-N-0923G-003. Washington, February 14 2008, Capt. James Syring, DDG 1000 program manager, left, Rear Adm. Victor Guillory, director of surface warfare, Brian Cuccias, vice-president and DDG 1000 program manager for Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Ships Allison Stiller, Dirk Lesko, vice-president and DDG 1000 program manager for Bath Iron Works, and Rear Adm. Charles Goddard, program executive officer for ships stand behind a model of the DDG 1000 Zumwalt Class destroyer at a contract signing ceremony at the Pentagon. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dustin Gates.USN
Zumwalt 117kConstruction scenes from Bath Iron Works at the General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine.Bill Gonyo
Zumwalt 118kAs above.Bill Gonyo
Zumwalt 217kThe first magazine for the DDG 1000 Advanced Gun System. Photo courtesy BAE Systems.Bill Gonyo
Zumwalt 142kWorkers at a BAE Systems plant in Fridley, Minn., complete construction of the first Advanced Gun System for DDG 1000. The gun will be delivered to Dugway Proving Ground for further operational testing. Photo courtesy BAE Systems.Bill Gonyo
Zumwalt 51kMaine shipyard workers guide one of four "Ultra Units" for DDG 1000, the lead ship of the Zumwalt-class of guided missile destroyers. Work on DDG 1000 is now over 50% complete. PRNewsFoto/General Dynamics Bath Iron Works.David Huinker
Zumwalt 51kOctober 24 2011 moving the 4,000 ton keel section at BIW.David Huinker EWCS, USN(ret.)
Zumwalt 78k111117-N-ZZ999-001. Bath, Maine, November 17 2011, Jeffrey S, Geiger, president of General Dynamics Bath Iron Works delivers remarks during the keel laying ceremony for the Zumwalt-class destroyer DDG 1000. The Zumwalt-class is a new class of multi-mission U.S. Navy surface combatant ship designed to operate as part of a joint maritime fleet, assisting Marine strike forces ashore as well as performing littoral, air and sub-surface warfare. U.S. Navy photo courtesy General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Michael C. Nutter.Tony Cowart
Zumwalt 62k111117-N-ZZ999-003. Bath, Maine, November 17 2011, the keel plate for the Zumwalt-class destroyer DDG 1000, authenticated by Ann Zumwalt, Mouzetta Zumwalt-Weathers, ship's co-sponsors, Marine Corps Lt. Col. James G. Zumwalt, and Elmo R. Zumwalt III. The Zumwalt-class destroyers will be a new class of multi-mission U.S. Navy surface combatant ship designed to operate as part of a joint maritime fleet. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Michael C. Nutter.Tony Cowart
Zumwalt 244kThe deckhouse under construction December 8 2011.Ed Semeia
Zumwalt 108kThe forward midbody under construction at Bath Iron Works.David Huinker EWCS(SW) USN(Ret.)
Zumwalt 190kLooking forward from the ZUMWALT's starboard side as the hull is slowly slid under the hanging superstructure.David Huinker EWCS(SW) USN(Ret.)
Zumwalt 238kCloseup view from the previous image, showing the back of the superstructure over the ship's forward-sloping bow.David Huinker EWCS(SW) USN(Ret.)
Zumwalt 120kThe ZUMWALT's hull is rolled forward into place under the superstructure.David Huinker EWCS(SW) USN(Ret.)
Zumwalt 260kCloseup view of the ZUMWALT's tumblehome hull, designed to slice through waves rather than rise above them.David Huinker EWCS(SW) USN(Ret.)
Zumwalt 175kThe hull rolls forward under the superstructure. The grey structure at left is the ship's hangar, also built by Huntington Ingalls. At far right, the destroyer's bow is entering the yard's custom-built floating drydock, which will be used in 2013 to launch the ship.David Huinker EWCS(SW) USN(Ret.)
Zumwalt 197kCloseup of the superstructure suspended over the hull. Bad weather since the lift has prevented better photography, but more images are expected soon of the superstructure in place.David Huinker EWCS(SW) USN(Ret.)
Zumwalt 194kThe Navy's next generation destroyer, the future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), completed a major ship milestone with the successful lift and integration of the deckhouse on to the ship's hull December 14 2012.David Huinker EWCS(SW) USN(Ret.)
Zumwalt 171kAs above.David Huinker EWCS(SW) USN(Ret.)
Zumwalt 145kFour views of the Zumwalt at Bath Iron Works on January 15 2013.Ed Semeia
Zumwalt 207kAs above.Ed Semeia
Zumwalt 247kAs above.Ed Semeia
Zumwalt 130kAs above.Ed Semeia
Zumwalt 171kBath, Maine, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works successfully launched the Navy's first Zumwalt-class destroyer Oct. 28 at their Bath, Maine shipyard. The future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) will be the lead ship of the Navy's newest destroyer class, designed for littoral operations and land attack. The ship began its translation from Bath Iron Works' land-level construction facility to a floating dry dock on Friday. Once loaded into the dry dock, the dock was flooded and the ship was removed from its specially designed cradle. By late Monday, the dock had been flooded and the ship was floated off and tied to a pier on the Kennebec River.David Huinker
Zumwalt 120kAs above.David Huinker
Zumwalt 159k131028-O-ZZ999-102. Bath, Maine, October 28 2013, the Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyer DDG 1000 is floated out of dry dock at the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard. The ship, the first of three Zumwalt-class destroyers, will provide independent forward presence and deterrence, support special operations forces and operate as part of joint and combined expeditionary forces. The lead ship and class are named in honor of former Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Elmo R. "Bud" Zumwalt Jr., who served as chief of naval operations from 1970-1974. U.S. Navy photo courtesy of General Dynamics.Robert M. Cieri
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Collection of views of the Zumwalt during construction and launching.
Ron Reeves
Zumwalt 176k131121-D-NI589-382. Brunswick, Maine, November 21 2013, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel addresses shipyard workers and sailors as he delivers remarks in front of the guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCS) Zumwalt (DDG-1000) at Bath Iron Works. U.S. Navy photo by Glenn Fawcett.Robert M. Cieri
Zumwalt 218kSecretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus and other honored guests attend the christening ceremony for the Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyer (DDG) 1000. The ship, the first of three Zumwalt-class destroyers, will provide independent forward presence and deterrence, support special operations forces and operate as part of joint and combined expeditionary forces. The lead ship and class are named in honor of former Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Elmo R. "Bud" Zumwalt Jr., who served as chief of naval operations from 1970-1974. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arif Patani, 140412-N-PM781-002.David Huinker & Ron Reeves
Zumwalt 193kMouzetta Zumwalt-Weathers Christens the guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Zumwalt (DDG 1000) during a christening ceremony at Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, April 12, 2014. The ship, the first of three Zumwalt class destroyers, will provide independent forward presence and deterrence, support special operations forces and operate as part of joint and combined expeditionary forces. The lead ship and class are named in honor of former Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Elmo R. “Bud” Zumwalt Jr., who served as chief of naval operations from 1970-1974. U.S. Navy photo courtesy of General Dynamics Bath Iron Works by Dennis Griggs.Ron Reeves
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Christening Ceremony pamphlet April 12 2014.
Ron Reeves
Zumwalt 135kShip's patch.Ron Reeves
Zumwalt 209kShip's patch.Don McGrogan


USS ZUMWALT DDG-1000 History
Note: History is unavailable at this time
This ship was built too late to be covered by the DANFS project

Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

(PCU) CAPT James Adam (Jim) Kirk   2013 - present

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