(DDG-1000) is a guided missile destroyer of the United States Navy. Here are 10 amazing facts about her!
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is named after
Elmo Russell Zumwalt Jr
., who was an American naval officer and the youngest man to serve as the Chief of Naval Operations.
There are 3 destroyers in Zumwalt class
Other 2 destroyers- USS Michael Monsoor & USS Lyndon B Johnson
Total cost of 3 ships- $22.4 billion
Cost of Zumwalt alone- $4.4 billion
Size & Speed
Length - 610 Feet
Beam - 80.7 Feet
Displacement - 15610 (Long) Tons
Speed - Can reach up to
Advanced Gun Systems
Each Zumwalt class destroyer has 2 Advanced Gun Systems capable of firing
Long-Range Land Attack Projectiles
that reach up to an unbelievable
63 Nautical Miles
She can carry either 2 full-size
or 1 MH-60R &
2 Vertical Take Off and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial
The composite superstructure significantly
reduces cross section & acoustic output
making the ship harder to detect by enemies.
tumblehome ship design
means its sides slope inward above the waterline, so it cuts easily through waves, making it more stable than other ships.
Crew & Accommodation
It has a much smaller crew than other destroyers, she has a
crew of only 147
so there’s more space for crew & that’s why every crew has a separate state room.
The Zumwalt produces about
78 megawatts of power
, similar to the energy generated by a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier & this is enough to power a small city.
A Failed Ship Concept?
As per the Military Expert Sebastian Roblin, The
Zumwalts lack vital features
like anti-ship missiles, anti-submarine torpedoes, & long-range area-air defense missiles.
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