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  • DDG 1001 Michael Monsoor

    The christening of the Zumwalt Class destroyer, Michael Monsoor has been scheduled for June 18, 2016.

  • #2
    Monsoor has been christened.

    http://m.wmtw.com/news/navy-christen...royer/40115960

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    • #3
      Is that image of the destroyer real or its an artist's rendering? It looks almost complete already, is that right? The reporter says it will be delivered to the Navy this year....really??

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      • #4
        It may deliver, but it will undeployable for years. These ships are to move on to San Diego for final fitting out. There is just not enough room at Bath to fit out these big ships.
        Last edited by surfgun; 21 Jun 16,, 02:30.

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        • #5
          Here is an image of both Zumwalt Class ships in the water.

          https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...62181063_o.jpg

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          • #6
            Originally posted by surfgun View Post
            Here is an image of both Zumwalt Class ships in the water.

            https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...62181063_o.jpg
            Oh damn...that is really cool!
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            • #7
              It would be something if they were moored some day behind Battleship Missouri on Battleship Row.

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              • #8
                I actually think the decision to curtail the Zumwalts and cancel the CG(X) program in favor of a Flight III Burke restart was probably a mistake. I would have rather seen a somewhat larger run of Zumwalt's and a Tico and Burke replacement based on the lessons learned from them.

                The Burkes are fine ships, but squeezing in the power and cooling to run the latest radar systems, DEWs, and still leave room for future upgrades over the life of the ship isn't going to be much cheaper than building on a new and more capable hull.

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                • #9
                  Steve, if Bath Iron Works somehow could have gotten costs and delays under control, perhaps follow on orders could have been possible. But it did not. So I can not see anything but flight III Burkes for the next 15-20 years before a new large combatant design comes down the pike. So over stuffed Burkes it is (I just picture an overstuffed sandwich with toppings just pouring out).
                  Last edited by surfgun; 22 Jun 16,, 23:58.

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                  • #10
                    Monsoor has gone to sea.
                    https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-...-for-1st-time/

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                    • #11
                      A video of her getting underway.
                      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=siBcUVu8Dcw

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