On March 8, Guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) departed San Diego for its first operational underway. The US military said that this move “demonstrates the U.S. Navy’s commitment to advancing the lethality of its surface combatants by integrating cutting-edge technologies in Zumwalt’s combat systems, weapons, and engineering plants.”
“Zumwalt is designed for stealth,” Capt. Andrew Carlson, Zumwalt’s commanding officer, stressed. “This aids her role as a multi-mission surface combatant and improves the fleet commander’s options for delivery of naval combat power to meet the Navy’s emergent mission requirements.”
USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) is under operational control of US 3rd Fleet. This fleet leads naval forces in the Pacific and coordinates with US 7th Fleet in operations for the entire Pacific theater.
The Zumwalt-class USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002) was launched on December 9 2018 at General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard. Lyndon B. Johnson is the third and final DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class ship, and is scheduled to be christened in the spring of 2019.
Snow may not be fun to deal with in the shipyard, but it makes for some spectacular views! Check out the footage our drone captured from last weekend. Credit: BIW Photographer Mike Nutter
Posted by General Dynamics Bath Iron Works on Friday, March 15, 2019