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 the future-USS Michael Monsoor 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.
June 21, DDG 1001 was launched for the first time from a floating dry-dock and moored at Pier 4 on Bath Iron Works shipyard.
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; Underway for acceptance trials with the INSURV from Feb. 1-2.
April 24, The U.S. Navy took delivery of the future-USS Michael Monsoor during a short ceremony aboard the ship at Pier 4.
November 9, The Michael Monsoor departed Bath, Maine, for the last time en route to its homeport of San Diego, California.
November 11, PCU Michael Monsoor participated in a photo exercise (PHOTOEX) with the USS Lassen (DDG 82), HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) and RFA Tidespring (A136), while underway off the coast of Atlantic City, New Jersey; Moored at Wharf A2 on Naval Station Mayport, Fla., from Nov. 13-16.
November 19, DDG 1001 moored at Bravo Wharf on Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for a two-day port call; Moored at Quay 6, Cruise Terminal in Port of Cartagena, Colombia, on Nov. 23; Moved to Quay 3 on Nov. 24; Underway on Nov. 27.
November 28, The Michael Monsoor moored at Pier 1S on Vasco Nunez de Balboa Naval Base for a two-day port call after transited the Panama Canal; Participated in a photo exercise (PHOTOEX) with the USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), off the coast of San Diego, on Dec. 7.
December 7, PCU Michael Monsoor moored at Berth 1, Pier 12 in its homeport of Naval Base San Diego after a four-week transit from Bath, Maine.
January 16, 2019 The Michael Monsoor moored at Navy Fuel Farm (NFF) on Naval Base Point Loma for a brief stop to refuel; Moored at Berth Lima, Naval Air Station North Island, in preparation for its commissioning ceremony, on Jan. 18.
January 26, USS Michael Monsoor was commissioned during a 10 a.m. PDT ceremony at NAS North Island in Coronado, Calif.
January 29, The Michael Monsoor moored at Berth 6, Pier 10 on Naval Base San Diego.
March 4, Capt. James W. Edwards relieved Capt. Scott M. Smith as CO of the Michael Monsoor during a change-of-command ceremony at Pier 10.
April 2, USS Michael Monsoor moved "dead-stick" from Naval Base San Diego to BAE Systems shipyard for a Post Shakedown Availability (PSA).