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    Zumwalt sea trials

    Sculpted like a sub or shark for low profile the US navys new vessel at 2.4 a pop

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    Story Number: NNS160907-20Release Date: 9/7/2016 400 PM A A A Email this story to a friend Print this story
    From PCU (DDG 1000) Zumwalt Public Affairs Office
    BATH, Maine (NNS) -- The Navy's newest and most technologically advanced surface ship, future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) departed Bath Iron Works Sept. 7, marking the beginning of a 3-month journey to its new homeport in San Diego.

    Crewed by 147 Sailors, Zumwalt is the lead ship of a class of next-generation multi-mission destroyers designed to strengthen naval power. They are capable of performing critical maritime missions and enhance the Navy's ability to provide deterrence, power projection and sea control.

    Named for Adm. Elmo R. "Bud" Zumwalt Jr., former chief of naval operations (CNO) from 1970 to 1974, the Zumwalt-class features a state-of-the-art electric propulsion system, a wave-piercing tumblehome hull, stealth design and the latest war fighting technology and weaponry available.

    "As the DDG 1000 sails into open water, Zumwalt is once again on active service in the U.S. Navy," said Capt. James A. Kirk, Zumwalt's commanding officer.

    DDG 1000 will be the first U.S. Navy combatant surface ship to utilize an integrated power system (IPS) to provide electric power for propulsion and ship services. The IPS generates approximately 78 megawatts of power, nearly what a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier generates, to meet the total ship electric power requirements and provide extra capacity to accommodate future weapons and computing systems.

    "With 78 megawatts of power generation capacity readily available, DDG 1000 enters the Fleet bringing with it a new era of power generation, conversion and propulsion to the U.S. Navy," said Kirk.

    In preparation for Zumwalt's departure from Bath, the crew recently completed an engineering light off assessment and crew certification to ensure the ship's readiness to join the surface fleet.

    "The 147 Sailors of Zumwalt (DDG 1000) have completed the training and certifications required of them in record time. They have demonstrated superb technical expertise, teamwork and toughness over the last three months," said Kirk.

    In addition to its advanced weapon and propulsion systems, Zumwalt is much larger than today's destroyers. At 610 feet long and 80.7 feet wide, Zumwalt is 100 feet longer and 13 feet wider and its flight deck is 93 percent larger than an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer.

    Stealthy, powerful and lethal, Zumwalt integration into the fleet will provide a vital link from the Navy's current needs to its future capabilities.

    USS Zumwalt will be formally commissioned during Fleet Week Maryland in Baltimore Oct. 15.

    Following the commissioning ceremony Zumwalt will begin its transit to San Diego, making several port visits enroute. Upon arrival in San Diego, she is scheduled to take part in a Post Delivery Availability and Mission Systems Activation and is expected to be integrated into the fleet in 2018 following test and evaluation.

    "We take a great deal of pride in our namesake, Adm. Zumwalt, and are committed to honoring him through our service," said Kirk.

    A veteran of World War II and the conflicts in Korea and Vietnam, Adm. Zumwalt exemplified honor, courage and commitment during 32 years of dedicated naval service, earning a Bronze Star with Valor for his actions during the Battle of Leyte Gulf.

    During his time as CNO, Adm. Zumwalt embraced technological innovation and advocated a number of successful programs including, the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate, the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine and the F-14 Tomcat, all of which yielded long-term benefits to the warfighting readiness of the Navy. His legacy is proudly carried on today by the new class of destroyers that bear his name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by david44
    DDG 1000
    Time flies. I was on commissioning crew of DDG2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton
    I was on commissioning crew of DDG2.
    I hope this picture brings back happy memories Mr Norton?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic
    I hope this picture brings back happy memories Mr Norton?
    Pickin on the old git again are you nong prag? Not nice ya know.

    Interesting. DDG 1000 resembles the ironclad in your pic.

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    My guess....San Juan is where she'll have to be initially towed to.

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    'Starship Enterprise' $4 billion destroyer USS Zumwalt springs a leak

    America's largest and most futuristic destroyer, which has been compared to the Starship Enterprise, has sprung a leak two weeks after setting sail.


    The $4 billion USS Zumwalt, skippered by US Navy Captain James Kirk, will undergo repairs at Naval Station Norfolk, in Virginia.


    US Navy chiefs said such setbacks were expected because the ship was first in its class.


    The crew found a leak of seawater into a system that lubricates one of the massive 16,000-ton vessel’s propeller shafts.


    The Zumwalt was still able to operate but it was decided the malfunction should be rectified in port before it goes to sea for tests.


    A US Navy spokesman said: "Repairs like these are not unusual in first-of-class ships during underway periods following construction."


    Experts described it as a "teething problem".


    'Starship Enterprise' $4 billion destroyer USS Zumwalt springs a leak

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    a 4 billion dollar leak

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan
    My guess....San Juan is where she'll have to be initially towed to.
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    will undergo repairs at Naval Station Norfolk, in Virginia.
    Fuck, it didn't even make past Norfolk....there goes my faith in the American shipbuilding industry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan
    didn't even make past Norfolk
    New Port News, matelots like port holes

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    Quote Originally Posted by birding
    US Navy chiefs said such setbacks were expected because the ship was first in its class.
    Shouldn't be but it is. DDG2, the one I put in commission, was first in class. You wouldn't believe the problems we had. You can buy better but you can't pay more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by birding
    US Navy chiefs said such setbacks were expected because the ship was first in its class.
    Shouldn't be but it is. DDG2, the one I put in commission, was first in class.
    I didn't realise you were that old, Norton.

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    WW2 kid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44
    New Port News, matelots like port holes
    If I'm lying I'm a dying...it's one of the two places on Earth where the good God would stick the hose in if He were wanting the give the world an enema.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by david44
    New Port News, matelots like port holes
    If I'm lying I'm a dying...it's one of the two places on Earth where the good God would stick the hose in if He were wanting the give the world an enema.
    Should see the sea cocks at Kitsap or the base at Maryport in the days whe nI a foreigner could enter as a guest of the chaplin and go on board an Aircraft carrier without ID with a cracking hangover

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    BB-63 USS Missouri. No leaks.
    You can see the Missouri in Hawaii. Parked right next to the USS Arizona. Major leak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    BB-63 USS Missouri. No leaks.
    You can see the Missouri in Hawaii. Parked right next to the USS Arizona. Major leak.
    Worthwhile visit been several times

    USS Arizona Memorial - Pearl Harbor, HI - Pacific Historic Parks

    A short walk from the Int Aiport

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    Destroyer Zumwalt breaks down and gets tow in Panama Canal
    By: Christopher P. Cavas, November 22, 2016

    The new, high-tech destroyer Zumwalt suffered an engineering casualty Monday evening while passing through the Panama Canal and had to be towed to a berth, the Navy said.

    The 3rd Fleet in San Diego was able to provide only a few details late Monday evening, but early reports indicated the problems stemmed from an issue with heat exchangers in the ship’s integrated power plant, which provides electrical power to both the propulsion plant and sensors, weapons and ship’s services.

    Third Fleet spokesman Cmdr. Ryan Perry issued a statement late Monday:

    “Vice Adm. Nora Tyson, commander, US Third Fleet, has directed USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) to remain at ex-Naval Station Rodman in Panama to address engineering issues that occurred while transiting the Panama Canal. The timeline for repairs is being determined now, in direct coordination with Naval Sea Systems and Naval Surface Forces. The schedule for the ship will remain flexible to enable testing and evaluation in order to ensure the ship's safe transit to her new homeport in San Diego.”

    The casualty occurred as the Zumwalt was passing through the lower half of the canal, and the ship was towed through the Miraflores locks at the southern, or Pacific end, to Rodman, a former U.S. base once known as the Balboa Naval Station. The ship is en route to its home port of San Diego.

    The Zumwalt was commissioned Oct. 15 in a ceremony at Baltimore, having left its builder’s yard at Bath, Maine, on Sept. 7. The ship’s crew has been dealing with a series of relatively minor incidents, including a seawater leak in a shaft lube oil system in September and, reportedly, several engineering issues while the ship was at Mayport Naval Station in Florida in late October.

    The ship’s integrated power system is a new layout that uses advanced induction motors to produce up to 78 megawatts of electrical power, far more than any previous destroyer or cruiser.

    Once at San Diego, the Zumwalt will enter an extended industrial period to complete the installation of its combat system -- a job expected to continue through most of 2017.

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    Is Elmo Zumwalt a made up name? Like Silious Soddess or Bigus Dikus?

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    Elmo Russell "Bud" Zumwalt Jr. (November 29, 1920 – January 2, 2000) was an American naval officer and the youngest man to serve as Chief of Naval

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    Elmo Russell "Bud" Zumwalt Jr. (November 29, 1920 – January 2, 2000) was an American naval officer and the youngest man to serve as Chief of Naval

    Did he breakdown a lot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by birding
    The Zumwalt was still able to operate but it was decided the malfunction should be rectified in port before it goes to sea for tests.
    In a related story from the Real Navy. Last week the Edith Mærsk developed a seawater cooling leak on one of her prop shaft pillar bearings. The Chief Engineer requested a 1-hour stoppage at sea so one of his junior engineers could repair the leak. She was soon back up to 28 knots and headed to San Fransisco with a load of Chinese tat for Walmart.
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