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Five Things to Know about USS Zumwalt and its Namesake

“DDG-1000 is one of the most innovative and technologically-advanced ships our Navy has built and it is this spirit of innovation, this commitment to forward thinking and the ability of our Navy and its sailors to see beyond the horizon that we honor as we commission the USS Zumwalt. Just as DDG-1000 is the first of its class, so too was Adm. Elmo Zumwalt.”
– Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus

Learn more about the innovator and the innovative ship named in his honor with these five things to know about each of them.

USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000)


Adm. Elmo R. “Bud” Zumwalt Jr.

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