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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
Built by Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME (YN 602)
Named 29 October 2008
Contract awarded 15 September 2011
Keel laid 23 May 2013
Christened at Bath 18 June 2016
Launched 20 June 2016
Commissioned at NAS North Island, 26 January 2019
Home ported at San Diego, CA.

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Secretary of the Navy Donald C. Winter announced October 29 2008 at a Navy SEAL Warrior Fund Benefit Gala at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, the name of the newest Zumwalt-class Destroyer will be USS Michael Monsoor. Designated as DDG 1001, the name honors Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Monsoor, a Navy SEAL who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions in Ramadi, Iraq, Sept. 29, 2006. Winter discussed the qualities, values and dedication to duty that Navy SEALs exemplify, including the extraordinary acts of Michael Monsoor. "Tonight I would like to single out one of those heroes from the community of Navy SEALs," Winter said. "Those who served with Michael Monsoor will remember him always as a consummate professional who faced terrorist enemies with aplomb and stoicism." "The full extent of Michael's courage, gallantry and selfless heroism were revealed on the 29th of September, in Ramadi. When his team was surprised by an enemy grenade, Michael could have escaped and saved himself," Winter said. "But he chose a different path, a path of honor that embodies the way of a Navy SEAL. For having chosen that path, Petty Officer Michael Monsoor joined the ranks of those who have earned our nation's highest distinction, the Medal of Honor." Winter concluded that Michael Monsoor's heroism and self sacrifice for his teammates and his nation epitomize the Navy's core values and will forever provide prideful admiration for our Sailors. "Michael Monsoor's name will now be linked with one of our nation's most visible examples of military power, a U.S. Navy warship," Winter said. "His legacy will inspire the hearts of future Sailors who serve on the ship that bears his name." The USS Michael Monsoor will be a multi-mission surface combatant tailored for advanced land attack and littoral dominance. The ship's mission is to provide credible, independent forward presence and deterrence and to operate as an integral part of naval, joint or combined maritime forces. The USS Michael Monsoor will be the second Zumwalt-class destroyer. The ship will be 600 feet in length, have a beam of 80.7 feet and displace approximately 15,000 tons. Michael Monsoor will have a crew size of 148 officers and Sailors; it will make speed in excess of 30 knots.NavSource
Monsoor 139kMichael Monsoor's Medal of Honor Certificate.Robert M. Cieri
Monsoor 119k080408-N-5025C-001. Photo Illustration commemorating the Medal of Honor presented posthumously to Master at Arms 2nd Class (Sea, Air, Land) Michael A. Monsoor. U.S. Navy Illustration by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jay Chu.Bill Gonyo
Monsoor 148k081029-N-5549O-001. New York, October 29 2008, a photo illustration of the Zumwalt-class destroyer USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001). The ship will be named after Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Michael Monsoor (SEAL) who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during combat on Sept. 29, 2006 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. U.S. Navy illustration by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien.Bill Gonyo
Monsoor 28kPetty Officer Michael Monsoor's casket.Ron Reeves
Monsoor 18kArtists concept of the future DDG-1001.Ron Reeves
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Deck House lift for the Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001), November 14 2014.
Jeff Head
Monsoor 87kUnder construction late 2014.Ron Reeves
Monsoor 59kUnder construction late 2014.Ron Reeves
Monsoor 153k160618-N-NO101-002. Bath, Maine, June 18 2016, Sally Monsoor christens the future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), which is named in honor of her son, Medal of Honor recipient Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class (SEAL) Michael A. Monsoor. DDG-1001 includes new technologies and will serve as a multi-mission platform capable of operating as an integral part of naval, joint or combined maritime forces. U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Bath Iron Works.Ron Reeves
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Scenes from the Christening, Bath, Maine, June 18 2016.
Kevin Kelly


Christening program Bath, Maine, June 18 2016.Ron Reeves
Monsoor 18kFitting out.Ron Reeves
Monsoor 428k180201-N-N2201-001 Bath, Maine, February 1, 2018. The Navy's next generation destroyer, the future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), successfully completed acceptance. The U.S. Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey reviewed the ship and its crew during a series of demonstrations both pier side and underway, evaluating the ship's construction and compliance with Navy specifications. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Bath Iron Works/Released)Lee Wahler
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Three views at the commissioning ceremony for Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001), January 26, 2019.
David Buell
Monsoor 128kShip's patch.Ron Reeves

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

Commanding Officers
01CAPT Scott Allan Smith26 January 2019 - March 2019
02CAPT James W. Edwards, Jr.March 2019 - 02 October 2020
03CAPT Andrew Giuseppe Liggett02 October 2020 - December 2021
04CAPT Garrett H. MillerDecember 2021 - present

Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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