USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001)

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Zumwalt-class (DDG-1000) artist's conception.jpg
Conceptual image
Career
Namesake: MA2 Michael A. Monsoor
Awarded: 14 February 2008
Builder: Bath Iron Works
Cost: US$1.4 billion
Laid down: 23 May 2013[1]
Commissioned: 2016 (planned)[1]
General characteristics
Class & type: Zumwalt-class destroyer
Displacement: 14,564 tons[2]
Length: 600 ft (182.9 m)
Beam: 80.7 ft (24.6 m)
Draft: 27.6 ft (8.4 m)
Propulsion: 2 Rolls-Royce Marine Trent-30 gas turbines plus 2 Rolls-Royce RR4500 gas turbine generator sets,[3] 78 MW
Speed: 30.3 knots (56.1 km/h; 34.9 mph)
Complement: 140
Sensors and
processing systems:
AN/SPY-3 Multi-Function Radar (MFR) (X-band, scanned array)
Volume Search Radar (VSR) (S-band, scanned array)
Armament: 20 × MK 57 VLS modules, with 4 vertical launch cells in each module, 80 cells total. Each cell can hold one or more missiles, depending on the size of the missiles.
Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM)
Tactical Tomahawk Vertical Launch Anti-Submarine Rocket (ASROC)
2 × 155 mm Advanced Gun System
920 × 155 mm total; 600 in automated store + Auxiliary store room with up to 320 rounds (non-automatic) as of April 2005
70-100 LRLAP rounds planned as of 2005 of total
2 × Mk 46 30 mm gun (GDLS)
Aircraft carried: 2 × SH-60 LAMPS helicopters or
1 × MH-60R helicopter
3 × MQ-8 Fire Scout VTUAV

USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001) is to be the second ship of the Zumwalt class of guided missile destroyers. Michael Monsoor will be a multi-mission surface combatant tailored for advanced land attack and littoral dominance. The ship's mission is to provide credible, independent forward presence and deterrence and to operate as an integral part of naval, joint or combined maritime forces.

Michael Monsoor will be the second Zumwalt-class destroyer. The ship will be 600 feet in length, have a beam of 80.7 feet and displace approximately 15,000 tons. Michael Monsoor will have a crew size of 148 officers and sailors; she will make speed in excess of 30 knots.

Etymology[edit]

Michael Monsoor

Michael Monsoor is named after Master-at-Arms Second Class Michael A. Monsoor (1981–2006), a United States Navy SEAL killed during the Iraq War and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.[4]

Construction[edit]

Assembly of modules for Michael Monsoor began in March 2010.[5] The keel laying and authentication ceremony for Michael Monsoor was held at the General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard on 23 May 2013.[6] As of May 2013, the Michael Monsoor was over 60 percent complete and is scheduled to be delivered in 2016.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "NNS130523-14, Future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) Keel Authenticated". NAVSEA Office of Corporate Communications. 23 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "DDG 1000 Flight I Design". Northrop Grumman Ship Systems. 2007. 
  3. ^ "RR4500 ship service generator". Rolls-Royce. Retrieved 2014-07-09. 
  4. ^ "Michael A. Monsoor". militarytimes.com. Military Times. Retrieved 24 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "Flash Traffic: Keel Laid for 1st DDG-1000 Destroyer". The Navy (Navy Leage of Australia) 74 (1): 15. January 2012. ISSN 1322-6231. 
  6. ^ a b This story was written by NAVSEA Office of Corporate Communications. "Future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) Keel Authenticated". Navy.mil. Retrieved 2014-07-09. 

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