Thursday, October 9, 2014

Another Zumwalt Note and Why I Love This Ship DDG1000



When I first read this quote, I celebrated with Joy. The Zumwalt will be Captained by none other than a man named James Kirk. Here is the quote for your own imagination and enjoyment.


"Built with a stealth-like design intended to reduce the ship’s radar profile, the Zumwalt’s futuristic appearance seems fitting given that the ship’s commanding officer is Capt. James Kirk.

The ship has advanced technologies in every area – engines, power systems, weapons systems, shipboard electronics and sensors – making it one of the world’s most capable ships. When at sea, Zumwalt will perform a variety of missions including attacking targets on land with gunfire and cruise missiles, hunting and tracking submarines, airspace surveillance and support to special operations forces.
Longer than two football fields, the ship is 80 feet wide and weighs more than 15,000 long tons when fully loaded. Twin gas turbine engines can push the ship through the water at more than 30 knots. Zumwalt is named in honor of Adm. Elmo R. “Bud” Zumwalt Jr., who served as chief of naval operations, the Navy’s most senior uniformed officer, from 1970-1974."
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I would pay to go on a practice cruise on this ship with Captain James Kirk. I do pay by the way with Income taxes, but not from this blog Revenue :(> .
Petty Officer 1st Class Benjamin Platfoot is a fire controlman and leading petty officer aboard the Zumwalt. From Sidney Ohio 
I salute you, with hand on heart.
Petty Officer 1st Class Benjamin Platfoot is a fire controlman and leading petty officer aboard the Zumwalt.