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Balloons fly and the crowd applauds as the Navy's newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), is brought to life during a commissioning ceremony at North Locust Point in Baltimore.
Balloons fly and the crowd applauds as the Navy's newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), is brought to life during a commissioning ceremony at North Locust Point in Baltimore.

USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) Joins the U.S. Navy’s Fleet

Our newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) joined the U.S. Navy’s fleet when it was commissioned into active service Oct. 15 in Baltimore, Maryland.

The Innovative Ship. Zumwalt, the lead ship of a class of next-generation multi-mission destroyers, features a state-of-the-art electric propulsion system, wave-piercing tumblehome hull, stealth design, and the latest warfighting technology and weaponry available. The Zumwalt-class destroyer will be capable of performing a range of deterrence, power projection, sea control, and command and control missions while allowing the Navy to evolve with new systems and missions.
The Innovator. DDG-1000 honors an innovative leader in our Navy’s history, embodies the legacy of warfighting excellence and innovation of Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr., a veteran of World War II and the conflicts in Korea and Vietnam. He exemplified honor, courage and commitment during 32 years of dedicated naval service. Believing it was his job to “modernize and humanize” the Navy, Zumwalt chose to embrace change and to lead it from within. 

 

“On behalf of the U.S. Naval Surface Force, I proudly accept ownership of the Navy’s newest ship to the fleet.”
– Vice Adm. Tom Rowden
Commander, Naval Surface Forces

U.S. Navy photos by Petty Officer 1st Class Nathan Laird

The Navy's newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), is moored to the pier during a commissioning ceremony at North Locust Point in Baltimore.
The Navy’s newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), is moored to the pier during a commissioning ceremony at North Locust Point in Baltimore.
The color guard prepares to parade the colors during the commissioning ceremony for the Navy's newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000).
The color guard prepares to parade the colors during the commissioning ceremony for the Navy’s newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000).
(Left to right) Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition) Sean Stackley, Commander, U.S. Pacific Command(PACOM) Adm. Harry Harris, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson and Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus render honors for the national anthem during the commissioning ceremony for the Navy's newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000).
(Left to right) Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition) Sean Stackley, Commander, U.S. Pacific Command(PACOM) Adm. Harry Harris, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson and Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus render honors for the national anthem during the commissioning ceremony for the Navy’s newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000).
(Left to right) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus and U.S. Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger of Maryland render honors for the national anthem during the commissioning ceremony for the Navy's newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000).
(Left to right) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus and U.S. Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger of Maryland render honors for the national anthem during the commissioning ceremony for the Navy’s newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000).
Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition) Sean Stackley delivers remarks during the commissioning ceremony for the Navy's newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000).
Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition) Sean Stackley delivers remarks during the commissioning ceremony for the Navy’s newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000).
U.S. Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger of Maryland delivers remarks during the commissioning ceremony for the Navy's newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000).
U.S. Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger of Maryland delivers remarks during the commissioning ceremony for the Navy’s newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000).
U.S. Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger of Maryland delivers remarks during the commissioning ceremony for the Navy's newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000).
U.S. Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger of Maryland delivers remarks during the commissioning ceremony for the Navy’s newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000).
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson delivers remarks during the commissioning ceremony for the Navy's newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000).
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson delivers remarks during the commissioning ceremony for the Navy’s newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000).
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson delivers remarks during the commissioning ceremony for the Navy's newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000).
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson delivers remarks during the commissioning ceremony for the Navy’s newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000).
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson delivers remarks during the commissioning ceremony for the Navy's newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000).
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson delivers remarks during the commissioning ceremony for the Navy’s newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000).
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson introduces Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus during the commissioning ceremony for the Navy's newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000).
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson introduces Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus during the commissioning ceremony for the Navy’s newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000).
The iconic Brewer's Hill neighborhood of Baltimore can be seen in the background as Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus delivers remarks during the commissioning ceremony for the Navy's newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000).
The iconic Brewer’s Hill neighborhood of Baltimore can be seen in the background as Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus delivers remarks during the commissioning ceremony for the Navy’s newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000).
The national ensign and commissioning pennant fly over the Navy's newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000).
The national ensign and commissioning pennant fly over the Navy’s newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000).
The crew of the Navy's newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), brings the ship to life during a commissioning ceremony at North Locust Point in Baltimore.
The crew of the Navy’s newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), brings the ship to life during a commissioning ceremony at North Locust Point in Baltimore.
Balloons fly and the crowd applauds as the Navy's newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), is brought to life during a commissioning ceremony at North Locust Point in Baltimore.
Balloons fly and the crowd applauds as the Navy’s newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), is brought to life during a commissioning ceremony at North Locust Point in Baltimore.
Capt. James Kirk, commanding officer of the Navy's newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), delivers remarks during a commissioning ceremony at North Locust Point in Baltimore.
Capt. James Kirk, commanding officer of the Navy’s newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), delivers remarks during a commissioning ceremony at North Locust Point in Baltimore.
The crew of the Navy's newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), brings the ship to life during a commissioning ceremony at North Locust Point in Baltimore.
The crew of the Navy’s newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), brings the ship to life during a commissioning ceremony at North Locust Point in Baltimore.
Balloons fly and the crowd applauds as the Navy's newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), is brought to life during a commissioning ceremony at North Locust Point in Baltimore.
Balloons fly and the crowd applauds as the Navy’s newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), is brought to life during a commissioning ceremony at North Locust Point in Baltimore.
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson conducts a media interview during the commissioning ceremony for the Navy's newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000).
161015-N-AT895-508 BALTIMORE, (Oct. 15, 2016) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson conducts a media interview during the commissioning ceremony for the Navy’s newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000). (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nathan Laird/Released)
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson conducts a media interview during the commissioning ceremony for the Navy's newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000).
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson conducts a media interview during the commissioning ceremony for the Navy’s newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000).
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson talks with Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Steven Giordano during the commissioning ceremony for the Navy's newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000).
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson talks with Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Steven Giordano during the commissioning ceremony for the Navy’s newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000).

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