Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The USS Zumwalt Is Underway

The U.S. Navy released the above photo and below caption:

The future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) is underway for the first time conducting at-sea tests and trials in the Atlantic Ocean Dec. 7, 2015. 

The multimission ship will provide independent forward presence and deterrence, support special operations forces, and operate as an integral part of joint and combined expeditionary forces. 

The above photo is courtesy of General Dynamics Bath Iron Works


  1. Paul, I almost wish I were there; but, of course, if the Navy would need or want me (the ancient mariner) there, we would all be in a helluva pickle. The ship looks like something out of a S/F novel. But it does seem just a bit expensive!

  2. R.T.,

    Yes, the new destroyer does look like a s/f ship.

    You and I are a proud part of U.S. Navy history, but, alas, we are history as far as the Navy is concerned.