USS MICHAEL MONSOOR DDG 1001
The Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) is the second ship in the Zumwalt-class of guided-missile destroyers and the first ship in the U.S. Navy to be named after Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Michael A. Monsoor (SEAL), who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during combat in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on Sept. 29, 2006.
February 14, 2008 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, under a work share agreement with Bath Iron Works; also General Dynamics BIW 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; The construction of DDG 1001 began in March 2010.
May 23, 2013 The keel laying and authentication ceremony for DDG 1001 was held at Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine.
June 18, 2016 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Michael Monsoor was christened during a 10 a.m. EDT ceremony at Bath Iron Works shipyard. Mrs. Sally Monsoor, the mother of the ship's namesake, served as sponsor of the ship. Capt. Scott M. Smith is the prospective commanding officer.
December 7, 2017 The Michael Monsoor returned to Bath Iron Works shipyard after a three-day underway for Builder's (Alpha) sea trials; Underway for Bravo trials on Jan. 14.
January 17, 2018 PCU Michael Monsoor moored at Ocean Gateway Pier II in Portland, Maine, for an overnight stop; Returned to Bath on Jan. 18.