Zumwalt Departs on First Operational Underway

Zumwalt Departs on First Operational Underway 12 March, 2019

Guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) departed San Diego for its first operational underway.

“Zumwalt is designed for stealth,” said Capt. Andrew Carlson, Zumwalt’s commanding officer. “This aids her role as a multi-mission surface combatant and improves the fleet commander’s options for delivery of naval combat power to meet the Navy’s emergent mission requirements.”

Zumwalt is 100 feet longer and 13 feet wider than the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer at 610 feet long, providing the space required to execute a wider array of surface, submarine, and aviation missions. Observers will also notice the angular design of Zumwalt’s hull and superstructure.

Zumwalt’s crew recently completed a post-delivery maintenance availability designed to thoroughly evaluate the ship’s systems and equipment to include radars and engineering plant.


Zumwalt is under operational control of U.S. 3rd Fleet.

Zumwalt Departs on First Operational Underway

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