USS ZUMWALT DDG 1000
The Zumwalt (DDG 1000) is the lead ship of its class of guided-missile destroyers and the first ship in the U.S. Navy to be named for Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr., (1920-2000), regarded as the father of the modern Navy. In 1970, he was named the youngest Chief of Naval Operations (CNO).
The ship has a 50-fold radar cross section reduction compared to Arleigh Burke-class of guided-missile destroyers, improves strike group defense 10-fold and has 10 times the operating area in shallow water regions against mines. Requirements for the integrated deckhouse EDM is that it is fully EMC (electromagetic compatibility) shielded with reduced infrared and radar signatures. Measures to fulfil these conditions include an all-composite superstructure, low signature electronically steered arrays, an integrated multifunction mast and low radar and infrared signatures.
February 14, 2008 General Dynamics Bath Iron Works was awarded a $1.39 billion modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-06-C-2303) for construction of the DDG 1000 and construction of the DDG 1001 mid forebody under a work share agreement with NGSS; also Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Pascagoula, Miss., was awarded a $1.4 billion modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-06-C-2304) for construction of the DDG 1001 and construction of the DDG 1000 Superstructure and Hangar; The construction of the ship began in February 2009.
October 22, 2011 The mid-forebody section of Zumwalt, weighting more than 4,000 metric tons, was transported 900 feet from its assembly position inside the shipyard's Ultra Hall construction facility to the largest of the company's three shipbuilding ways. In its curent position, it will be integrated with three additional "ultra units" that comprise the ship's uniqe wave-piercing hull form. The 180-feet long heavily outfitted module is the largest and most complex ship module ever moved at Bath Iron Works shipyard.
November 17, The keel laying and authentication ceremony for DDG 1000 was held at Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine.
December 14, 2012 The General Dynamics BIW reached a construction milestone with the successful lift and integration of the Zumwalt's deckhouse on to the ship's hull. The 1,000-ton deckhouse was fabricated by Huntington Ingalls Industries in Gulfport, Miss., and delivered to the Navy in October 2012.
October 11, 2013 The U.S. Navy announced today that the christening of the Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Zumwalt originally scheduled for Oct. 19 has been cancelled and postponed until a future date.
October 28, DDG 1000 was launched for the first time from a floating dry-dock and moored at Pier 4 on Bath Iron Works shipyard.
April 12, 2014 PCU Zumwalt was christened during an 11 a.m. EDT ceremony at Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine. Ann Zumwalt and Mouzetta F. Zumwalt-Weathers, the daughters of the ship's namesake, served as co-sponsors of the ship. Capt. James A. Kirk is the prospective commanding officer.
December 7, 2015 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Zumwalt underway for the first time to conduct Builder's (Alpha) sea trials; Underway again from March 21-24, 2016; Underway for acceptance trials with the INSURV from April 20-21.
May 20, The U.S. Navy took delivery of the PCU Zumwalt during a ceremony aboard the ship at Pier 3 on Bath Iron Works shipyard.
September 7, DDG 1000 departed Bath, Maine, for the last time en route to Norfolk, Virginia, before it is commissioned in Baltimore, Md., next month; Moored at Pier 2N on Naval Station Newport, R.I., from Sept. 8-12.
September 14, The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Zumwalt moored at Berth 5, Pier 9 on Naval Station Norfolk for testing and evaluation.
September 20, The Zumwalt experienced an engineering casualty, during preparations to get underway from Norfolk for training and certification operations, after the crew discovered a seawater leak in the propulsion motor drive lube oil auxiliary system for one of the ship’s shafts. The repairs will take approximately two weeks.
October 7, PCU Zumwalt departed Norfolk two days ahead of schedule due to approaching Hurricane Matthew; Moored at Pier 4/5 East, North Locust Point Marine Terminal in Port of Baltimore, Md., for a 10-day visit, to participate in the inaugural Maryland Fleet Week and in preparation for its commissioning ceremony, on Friday evening.
October 15, USS Zumwalt was commissioned during a 5 p.m. EDT ceremony in Baltimore, Maryland.
October 17, The guided-missile destroyer moored again at Berth 5, Pier 9 on Naval Station Norfolk; Underway for routine training in the Virginia Capes and Jacksonville Op. Areas on Oct. 20; Moored at Berth C1 in Naval Station Mayport, Fla., from Oct. 25- Nov. 1 and Nov. 2-3.
November 7, USS Zumwalt moored at Foxtrot Wharf on Naval Station Mayport for a six-day port call; Brief stop at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to refuel on Nov. 15.
November 17, The Zumwalt moored at Quay 6, Cruise Terminal in Port of Cartagena, Colombia, for a three-day liberty visit.
November 21, DDG 1000 moored at Pier 2, Vasco Nunez de Balboa Naval Base for emergent repairs after suffered an engineering casualty, on early Monday evening, while passing through the lower half of the Panama Canal; Moved to Berth 6 in Port of Balboa on Nov. 27; Underway again on Nov. 30.
December 8, USS Zumwalt moored at Berth 5, Pier 12 in its homeport of Naval Base San Diego, Calif., after a 25-day transit from Mayport, Fla.
December 20, Capt. Scott A. Tait relieved Capt. James A. Kirk as CO of the Zumwalt during a change-of-command ceremony at Pier 12.
February 27, 2017 USS Zumwalt moored at Berth 5, Pier 12 after a five-day underway for sea trials off the coast of southern California; Underway again from March 13-17; Moved "dead-stick" to BAE Systems shipyard on March 30.
March 2, 2018 The Zumwalt moved "dead-stick" from BAE Systems shipyard to Berth 5, Pier 12 on Naval Base San Diego.
September 13, USS Zumwalt moored at Berth 6, Pier 10 after a two-day underway for sea trials, following an extended 17-month Post Shakedown Availability (PSA); Moored at Berth 5, Pier 12 after a brief underway on Sept. 18; Underway again on Nov. 13.
November 15, The Zumwalt conducted its first ever replenishment-at-sea, with the USNS Yukon (T-AO 202), while underway in the SOCAL Op. Area.
November 19, The Zumwalt moored at Navy Fuel Farm (NFF) on Naval Base Point Loma for a brief stop to refuel before moored at Berth 1, Pier 12; Brief underway on Nov. 20.
November 27, Capt. Andrew F. Carlson relieved Capt. Scott A. Tait as the 3rd CO of Zumwalt during a change-of-command ceremony at Pier 12.
November 30, DDG 1000 departed Naval Base San Diego for testing off the coast of southern California; Participated in a photo exercise (PHOTOEX) with the PCU Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), while underway approximately 6 n.m. west of Point Loma, on Dec. 7.
December 12, USS Zumwalt conducted a replenishment-at-sea with the USNS Yukon, while underway approximately 15 n.m. south of San Clemente Island; Moored at Berth 5, Pier 12 on Dec. 13.
February 22, 2019 The Zumwalt returned to homeport after a two-day underway in the SOCAL Op. Area; Underway again from Feb. 26-28; Underway for acoustic trials on March 8.
March 11, USS Zumwalt moored at Pier A on Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt, British Columbia, for a four-day port visit; Transited the Hecate Strait northbound on March 17.
March 18, The Zumwalt arrived at the Underway Measurement Site on Southeast Alaska Acoustic Measurement Facility (SEAFAC) range, located in the western Behm Canal near Ketchikan, Alaska; Moored at Berth 2 in Port of Ketchikan from March 23-26.
April 2, USS Zumwalt moored at Pier M2 on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, for a six-day port call; Brief stop at NFF, Naval Base Point Loma to refuel before moored at Berth 5, Pier 12 in Naval Base San Diego on April 15; Underway again on April 23.
April 29, The Zumwalt conducted a replenishment-at-sea with the USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204), while underway south of San Clemente Island; Moored at Berth 6, Pier 10 on April 30; Moved to Berth 5, Pier 12 on May ?; Underway again from July 26-2?, Aug. 12-15, Sept. 17-20 and Oct. 1.
October 7, USS Zumwalt moored at Pier 35 North in San Francisco, Calif., for an eight-day port visit to participate in the 39th annual Fleet Week celebration; Brief underway for Parade of Ships on Oct. 11; Moored at Pier 35 North again from Oct. 1?-19.
October 22, The Zumwalt moored at Pier 35 South for a one-day port call, after conducted operations off the coast of San Francisco; Arrived off the coast of San Diego on Oct. 27; Moored at NFF for a brief stop to refuel before returned home on Oct. 31.
February 21, 2020 USS Zumwalt moored at Berth 5, Pier 12 on Naval Base San Diego after a two-day underway off the coast of southern California; Underway for Combat Systems Ship’s Qualification Trials (CSSQT) from April 10-23; Underway again at the Point Mugu Test Range from May 15-18; Moored at NFF for a brief stop to refuel before underway on June 16.
July 1, The Zumwalt made a brief stop at Navy Fuel Farm (NFF) on Naval Base Point Loma to refuel before moored at Berth 5, Pier 12; Underway again on July 16; Anchored approximately 3 n.m. off the coast of Port Hueneme from July 18-19; Moored at Wharf 6 in Port Hueneme from July 21-25; Returned home on July 28; Underway again on Sept. 22; Moored at NFF for a brief stop to refuel on Sept. 23 and 29th.
September 29, USS Zumwalt moored at Berth 5, Pier 12 on Naval Base San Diego; Underway again on Oct. 6; Moored at Bravo Pier, NAS North Island for a brief stop to onload ammo on Oct. 7 and 8th.
October 15, The Zumwalt moored at Wharf 6 in Port Hueneme, Calif., for a one-day port call after conducted testing of the MK 57 Vertical Launching System (VLS), at the Point Mugu Test Range; Brief stop at NFF to refuel before moored at Berth 6, Pier 12 on Oct. 20; Underway again on Oct. 22.
October 28, DDG 1000 moored at Berth 6, Alpha Pier on Naval Station Everett, Wash., for a two-day port call; Moored at Berth 6, Alpha Pier again from Nov. 4-9; Brief stop at NFF to defuel before moored at Berth 5, Pier 12 on Nov. 13; Moved "dead-stick" to Pier 4S in BAE Systems shipyard on Dec. 1.
January 29, 2021 USS Zumwalt moored at Berth 6, Pier 12 on Naval Base San Diego after a three-day underway for sea trials; Moored at Bravo Pier for a brief stop to onload ammo on Feb. 3; Underway again on Feb. 8; Conducted operations at the Point Mugu Test Range from Feb. 9-11.
February 16, The Zumwalt moored at Berth 5, Pier 12 on Naval Base San Diego; Underway again on March 3; Brief stop at Bravo Pier before moored at Berth 1, Pier 12 on March 10; Moved "dead-stick" to Pier 4S in BAE Systems shipyard on March 15; Moved to Berth 6, Pier 12 on July 12.
July 15, BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair was awarded a $90 million modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-17-D-2321) for yard work, maintenance and modernization efforts of DDG 1000 and DDG 1001, increasing the contract ceiling from $192,7 to $282,7 million. Work is expected to be completed by September 2023.
August 21, USS Zumwalt departed Naval Base San Diego for routine operations off the coast of southern California; Brief stop at NFF to refuel on Aug. 25; Brief stop at Bravo Pier before moored at Berth 5, Pier 12 on Aug. 30; Underway again on Sept. 15; Conducted operations at the Point Mugu Test Range from Sept. 17-18.