Saturday, April 12, 2014

New Warship

USS Zumwalt

(Bath, Maine) The USS Zumwalt DDG-1000 is scheduled to be christened today.
The USS Zumwalt is the world’s largest naval destroyer, measuring in at 610 feet long and weighing 15,000 tons – making the ship nearly double the size of the current largest class of destroyers, the Arleigh-Burke class.

Despite its massive size, the USS Zumwalt takes almost half of a typical crew to operate due to technological innovations. With all of its new-fangled gizmos and gadgets, the USS Zumwalt is almost fully automated.
Appointed Chief of Naval Operations by President Richard Nixon, Admiral Elmo Zumwalt Jr. is credited with efforts to modernize the U.S. Navy, starting in 1970.

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