New Warship 'Zumwalt' Towed to Outfitting Berth

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Thursday, October 31, 2013
DDG 1000 Afloat: Photo credit USN

Rear Adm. Thomas Rowden 
Director, Surface Warfare, OPNAV N96, comments on the transition of Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Zumwalt (DDG 1000) from the land level construction facility to the Kennebec River in Bath, Maine, as follows:

"Water under the keel marks an important milestone for this 600 ft, 15,000 ton, 78 mega-watt ship and it brings PCU Zumwalt and her sister ships, Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) & Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002), one step closer to operating with the fleet.

Commencing activation in 2014 and joining the fleet in 2016, PCU Zumwalt is a multi-mission warship designed, built and netted to execute Maritime Security, Sea Control and Power Projection missions, including Undersea and Strike Warfare. These multi-mission combatants will operate forward, providing significant full spectrum capability in both the open ocean and littoral with the ability to influence events ashore.

Well over a decade of thought and planning has gone into the ship’s design, producing sophisticated new technologies like Integrated Electric Power, SPY-3 Radar, the Advanced Gun System, SQQ-90 Integrated Undersea Warfare Suite and the new MK 57 Vertical Launching System. The ship not only delivers an impressive warfighting capability package today, but provides the reserve margin to act as a springboard for insertion of advanced capability payloads in the future.

We’re excited as we begin to work with these new technologies and deliver this warfighting capability to the fleet."
 

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