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USS MICHAEL MONSOOR (DDG-1001)

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
Named October 29 2008.
Keel laid at the General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works Shipyard, May 23 2013.

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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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