Star Wars meets Star Trek. Amazing ship. Great set of orders. CAPT James A (not T, though his faux call sign is "Tiberius") is a USNA '90 grad. They pick the best CO's for commissioning, especially first in the class.My LT(USNA'12) was notified last week that he had been selected to join the crew of USS ZUMWALT as a department head sometime early next year ! We are very excited for him!
GO NAVY !
Oh my. Classic.Amazing ship...but then there's this little tidbit:
Just three weeks after commissioning the USS Zumwalt, the U.S. Navy has admitted it is canceling ammunition specially developed for the ship's high-tech gun systems because the rounds are too expensive. The guns, tailor made for the destroyer, will be unable to fire until the Navy chooses a cheaper replacement round.
Reminds me of an acquaintance back in the 1980's. He was in an anti-aircraft missile battery. I said it must be awesome to be right next to one of those when its launched. He said he wouldn't know as he'd never fired one, even in drills as they were too expensive to use for something as mundane as practice.
Finally!USS Zumwalt makes HomePort in San Diego
From today's San Diego Union- Tribune :
The Navy’s $4 billion guided-missile destroyer Zumwalt is slated to dock in San Diego on Thursday morning, following a slew of mechanical glitches that sidelined it for weeks in Virginia and Panama.
The most expensive and revolutionary destroyer ever built, the Zumwalt will homeport at the San Diego Naval Base.
Scheduled to undergo further modifications and testing, the Navy predicts it will be fully prepped for overseas deployments within a year.