USS ZUMWALT Commissioning Oct 15 2016

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  1. greeneagle5

    greeneagle5 10-Year Member

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    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 !
     
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    Capt MJ 10-Year Member

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    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.
    San Diego homeport. Yay for that.

    You have to visit and get The Tour once he's settled in.
     
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    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.

    http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/navy-ships/a23738/uss-zumwalt-ammo-too-expensive/

    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.
     
  4. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ 10-Year Member

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    Oh my. Classic.
     
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    It's military version of Barney Fife.

    Give them one bullet. Make it count.
     
  6. greeneagle5

    greeneagle5 10-Year Member

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    According to NAVY TIMES, USS ZUMWALT needed a tow thru the Miraflores Locks (Panama Canal, Pacific side) Monday due to another breakdown, this time involving it's heat exchangers in the ship's power plant. DDG1000 will be repaired at the ex-Naval Station Rodman a former US Naval Base once known as Balboa Naval Station.
     
  8. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ 10-Year Member

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    Oh my. Again.
     
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    Jcleppe 5-Year Member

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    If they could figure out a way to land a F35 on it's deck, it would be the complete package.
     
  10. Capt MJ

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    The flight deck can land an Osprey. Close enough!
     
  11. greeneagle5

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    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.
     
  12. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ 10-Year Member

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    Finally!
     
  13. greeneagle5

    greeneagle5 10-Year Member

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    One year after it's commissioning ceremony USS ZUMWALT is still in a San Diego maintenance yard shrouded in metal scaffolding and white plastic shrink-wrap........I did get a 2 hour, 50-cent tour back in August by my LT ..... a truly amazing ship !

    GO NAVY !
     
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    Capt MJ 10-Year Member

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    Yes, it is. ADM Z is probably spinning in his grave...
     
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    USS ZUMWALT ,DDG-1000 departs San Diego Bay for sea trials...…..YAY, GO NAVY !
    Webcam video of the Z departing San Diego Bay after a long 12 plus months tied up at contractors' pier.

     
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    Yes, he's still aboard Z ( and very busy).

    GO NAVY !
     
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    I did a Canadian port visit on the east coast. Twice to Halifax. Great town.