USS Michael Monsoor

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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
Commissioned: 2018 (planned)[1]
Motto: "I Will Defend"[2]
Status: Construction Completed. Undergoing testing and activation, Sea trials scheduled for 2017.
General characteristics
Class and type: Zumwalt-class destroyer
Displacement: 14,564 tons[3]
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,[4] 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 Mod 2 Gun Weapon System
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. Michael Monsoor is 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 is the second Zumwalt-class destroyer. The ship will be 600 feet (180 m) in length, have a beam of 80.7 feet (24.6 m) 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 (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.[5]

Construction[edit]

Assembly of modules for Michael Monsoor began in March 2010.[6] The keel laying and authentication ceremony for Michael Monsoor was held at the General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard on 23 May 2013.[7] Michael Monsoor was launched on 21 June 2016 and is now being fitted out.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "NNS130523-14, Future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) Keel Authenticated". NAVSEA Office of Corporate Communications. 23 May 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.public.navy.mil/surfor/ddg1001/Pages/Crest.aspx#.WEf-RHeZO3U
  3. ^ "DDG 1000 Flight I Design". Northrop Grumman Ship Systems. 2007. 
  4. ^ "RR4500 ship service generator". Rolls-Royce. Retrieved 2014-07-09. 
  5. ^ "Michael A. Monsoor". militarytimes.com. Military Times. Retrieved 24 December 2010. 
  6. ^ "Flash Traffic: Keel Laid for 1st DDG-1000 Destroyer". The Navy. Navy Leage of Australia. 74 (1): 15. January 2012. ISSN 1322-6231. 
  7. ^ NAVSEA Office of Corporate Communications. "Future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) Keel Authenticated". Navy.mil. Retrieved 2014-07-09. 
  8. ^ "Navy Christens DDG-1001, Named For SEAL Michael Monsoor". U.S. Naval Institute. 20 June 2016. 

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