USS Michael Monsoor

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USS Michael Monsoor
Christening of USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001) at Bath Iron Works on 18 June 2016.JPG
Christening of Michael Monsoor on 18 June 2016
History
United States
Name: USS Michael Monsoor
Namesake: Michael A. Monsoor
Awarded: 14 February 2008
Builder: Bath Iron Works
Cost: US$1.4 billion
Laid down: 23 May 2013[1]
Launched: 21 June 2016
Christened: 18 June 2016
Acquired: 24 April 2018
Commissioned: Jan 2019 (planned)[2]
Motto: "I Will Defend"[3]
Status: Delivered
General characteristics
Class and type: Zumwalt-class destroyer
Displacement: 14,564 tons[4]
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 turbine plus 2 Rolls-Royce RR4500 gas turbine generator sets,[5] 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:
Aircraft carried:
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 unusable, they cannot provide naval gunfire support[6] and their mission is now surface warfare.[7] 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).

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.[8]

Construction[edit]

Assembly of modules for Michael Monsoor began in March 2010.[9] The keel laying and authentication ceremony for Michael Monsoor was held at the General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard on 23 May 2013.[10] Michael Monsoor was launched on 21 June 2016.[11] She was delivered to the Navy in April 2018.[12]

Electrical failure during trials[edit]

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.[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NNS130523-14, Future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) Keel Authenticated". NAVSEA Office of Corporate Communications. 23 May 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.monsoorcommissioning.org/post-312/ Monsoor commissioning website]
  3. ^ http://www.public.navy.mil/surfor/ddg1001/Pages/Crest.aspx#.WEf-RHeZO3U
  4. ^ "DDG 1000 Flight I Design". Northrop Grumman Ship Systems. 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-09-15. 
  5. ^ "RR4500 ship service generator". Rolls-Royce. Retrieved 2014-07-09. 
  6. ^ a b LaGrone, Sam (January 11, 2018). "No New Round Planned For Zumwalt Destroyer Gun System; Navy Monitoring Industry". USNI News. U.S. Naval Institute. Retrieved 2018-03-02. 
  7. ^ Eckstein, Megan (December 4, 2017). "New Requirements for DDG-1000 Focus on Surface Strike". USNI News. U.S. Naval Institute. Retrieved 2018-03-02. 
  8. ^ "Michael A. Monsoor". militarytimes.com. Military Times. Retrieved 24 December 2010. 
  9. ^ "Flash Traffic: Keel Laid for 1st DDG-1000 Destroyer". The Navy. Navy Leage of Australia. 74 (1): 15. January 2012. ISSN 1322-6231. 
  10. ^ NAVSEA Office of Corporate Communications. "Future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) Keel Authenticated". Navy.mil. Retrieved 2014-07-09. 
  11. ^ "Navy Christens DDG-1001, Named For SEAL Michael Monsoor". U.S. Naval Institute. 20 June 2016. 
  12. ^ "Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Michael Monsoor". Military.com. 25 April 2018. Retrieved 27 April 2018. 
  13. ^ "Electrical Problems Shorten Second Zumwalt-class Destroyer's Builders Trials". usni.org. 11 December 2017. Retrieved 13 December 2017. 

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