USS Michael Monsoor
Christening of Michael Monsoor on 18 June 2016
|Name:||USS Michael Monsoor|
|Namesake:||Michael A. Monsoor|
|Awarded:||14 February 2008|
|Builder:||Bath Iron Works|
|Laid down:||23 May 2013|
|Launched:||21 June 2016|
|Christened:||18 June 2016|
|Acquired:||24 April 2018|
|Commissioned:||26 January 2019|
|Motto:||"I Will Defend"|
|Status:||In active service|
|Class and type:||Zumwalt-class destroyer|
|Length:||600 ft (182.9 m)|
|Beam:||80.7 ft (24.6 m)|
|Draft:||27.6 ft (8.4 m)|
|Speed:||30.3 knots (56.1 km/h; 34.9 mph)|
|Sensors and |
|Aviation facilities:||Hangar Bay, Helicopter Pad|
USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001) is the second ship of the Zumwalt class of guided missile destroyers. The Zumwalts were designed as multi-mission surface combatants tailored for advanced land attack and littoral dominance with a mission of providing credible, independent forward presence and deterrence and operating as integral parts of naval, joint or combined maritime forces. Their main guns are a pair of Advanced Gun Systems (AGS). Because the AGS is currently unusable due to a suspension of its ammunition development program, they cannot provide naval gunfire support and their mission is now surface warfare. Michael Monsoor is the second Zumwalt-class destroyer. The ship is 600 feet (180 m) in length, with a beam of 80.7 feet (24.6 m) and displacing approximately 15,000 tons. Michael Monsoor will have a crew size of 148 officers and sailors; she can make speed in excess of 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph).
Assembly of modules for Michael Monsoor began in March 2010. The keel laying and authentication ceremony for Michael Monsoor was held at the General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard on 23 May 2013. Michael Monsoor was launched on 21 June 2016.
Electrical failure during trials
On 4 December 2017, Michael Monsoor had problems with the complex electrical system which ended builders trials early and forced the ship to return to the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine. A harmonic filter aboard failed one day after she left the yard. The ship returned to the yard on 5 December 2017. Harmonic filters are used in complex electrical systems to prevent unintended power fluctuations from damaging sensitive equipment. The delay in sea trials would not affect her expected March 2018 delivery.
Michael Monsoor was delivered to the Navy in April 2018 and commissioned on 26 January 2019 at Naval Air Station North Island as the second ship in the Zumwalt class. She will be homeported at Naval Base San Diego.
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