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Delivery of Monsoor

On April 24, 2018, the U.S. Navy accepted Hull, Mechanical and Electrical (HM&E) delivery of the future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001) from shipbuilder General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW).

Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001)
Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001)

Delivery of USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001) follows extensive tests, trials and demonstrations of the ship’s HM&E systems including the boat handling, anchor and mooring systems as well as major demonstrations of the damage control, ballasting, navigation and communications systems.

«Delivery of DDG-1001 marks the culmination of years of dedication and hard work from our Navy and industry team», said Captain Kevin Smith, DDG-1000 program manager, Program Executive Office, Ships. «We have incorporated many lessons learned from DDG 1000 and are proud of the end result. DDG-1001 will be a tremendous asset to the Navy».

The 610-foot, wave-piercing tumblehome ship design provides a wide array of advancements. The shape of the superstructure and the arrangement of its antennas significantly reduce radar cross section, making the ship less visible to enemy radars.

Like the first ship of the class, USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000), DDG-1001 employs an innovative and highly survivable Integrated Power System (IPS), distributing 1000 volts of direct current across the ship. The IPS’ unique architectural capabilities include the ability to allocate all 78 megawatts of installed power to propulsion, ship’s service, and combat system loads from the same gas turbine prime movers based on operational requirements.

DDG-1000 class ships are delivered through a two-phase approach in which combat systems are installed and activated subsequent to HM&E delivery. Following HM&E delivery, Michael Monsoor will transit to its homeport in San Diego, California for commissioning in January 2019 and to begin Combat Systems Activation, testing and trials.

USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001) is the second ship of the Zumwalt class. The third and final ship of the class, the future USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG-1002), is currently in construction at BIW’s shipyard along with Arleigh Burke class destroyers USS Daniel Inouye (DDG-118), USS Carl M. Levin (DDG-120) and USS John Basilone (DDG-122).

As one of the Defense Department’s largest acquisition organizations, Program Executive Office (PEO) Ships is responsible for executing the development and procurement of all destroyers, amphibious ships, special mission and support ships, and special warfare craft.

Commander John Bauer, DDG-1000 program manager's representative, signs paperwork accepting delivery of the future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001). Following a crew certification period, Michael Monsoor will transit to its homeport in San Diego, California, for commissioning in January 2019 (Photo by U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Bath Iron Works/Released)
Commander John Bauer, DDG-1000 program manager’s representative, signs paperwork accepting delivery of the future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001). Following a crew certification period, Michael Monsoor will transit to its homeport in San Diego, California, for commissioning in January 2019 (Photo by U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Bath Iron Works/Released)

 

Features unique to DDG 1000:

  • Eighty peripheral Vertical Launch System (VLS) cells, two Advanced Gun System (AGS) 155-mm guns, and two 30-mm Close In Guns (CIGs);
  • A stern boat ramp for two 7-meter Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIBs), designed with room for two 11-meter RHIBs;
  • Aviation capacity for two MH-60R or one MH-60R and 3 VT Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs);
  • It will be powered by an Integrated Power System (IPS) with an Integrated Fight Through Power (IFTP). This is created by an Advanced Induction Motor (AIM);
  • A superstructure with integrated apertures and low signature profile;
  • Advanced sensors including a SPY-3 Multi-Function Radar;
  • A wave-piercing «Tumblehome» hull form.

 

Ship Characteristics

Length 610 feet/186 m
Beam 80.7 feet/24.6 m
Draft 27.6 feet/8.4 m
Displacement 15,761 long tonnes/16,014 metric tonnes
Speed 30 knots/34.5 mph/55.5 km/h
Installed Power 104,600 hp/78 MW
Crew Size 158 – Includes Aviation Detachment

 

Ships

Ship Laid down Launched Commissioned Homeport
USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) 11-17-2011 10-28-2013 10-15-2016 San Diego, California
USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001) 05-23-2013 06-21-2016 San Diego, California
USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG-1002) 01-30-2017

 

Acceptance Trials

The Navy’s next generation destroyer, the future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001), successfully completed acceptance trials on February 1.

Future USS Michael Monsoor Successfully Completes Acceptance Trials
Future USS Michael Monsoor Successfully Completes Acceptance Trials

The U.S. Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey reviewed the ship and its crew during a series of demonstrations both pier side and underway, evaluating the ship’s construction and compliance with Navy specifications.

Many of the ship’s onboard systems including navigation, damage control, mechanical, electrical, combat, communications, and propulsion systems were tested to validate performance met or exceeded Navy specifications.

«DDG-1001 performed exceedingly well during acceptance trials», said Captain Kevin Smith, DDG-1000 class program manager, Program Executive Office (PEO) Ships. «The industry and Navy team worked together to incorporate lessons learned from DDG-1000. The trials once again demonstrated how truly powerful and exceptional these ships are».

Zumwalt class destroyers feature a state-of-the-art electric propulsion system, wave-piercing tumblehome hull, stealth design and are equipped with some of the most advanced warfighting technology. These ships will be capable of performing a range of deterrence, power projection, sea control, and command and control missions while allowing the Navy to evolve with new systems and missions.

USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001) was christened in June 2016, and is scheduled to deliver in the coming months. General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) is currently in production on the future USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG-1002), as well as future Arleigh Burke class destroyers USS Thomas Hudner (DDG-116), USS Daniel Inouye (DDG-118), USS Carl M. Levin (DDG-120) and USS John Basilone (DDG-122).

As one of the Defense Department’s largest acquisition organizations, PEO Ships is responsible for executing the development and procurement of all destroyers, amphibious ships, special mission and support ships, and special warfare craft.

The Navy's next generation destroyer, the future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001), successfully completed acceptance. The U.S. Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey reviewed the ship and its crew during a series of demonstrations both pier side and underway, evaluating the ship's construction and compliance with Navy specifications (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Bath Iron Works/Released)
The Navy’s next generation destroyer, the future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001), successfully completed acceptance. The U.S. Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey reviewed the ship and its crew during a series of demonstrations both pier side and underway, evaluating the ship’s construction and compliance with Navy specifications (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Bath Iron Works/Released)

Christening of Michael

The U.S. Navy christened the newest destroyer, USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001), Saturday, June 18 during a 10 a.m. EDT ceremony at the General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine.

A crowd listens to Senator Susan Collins speak at the christening of the Michael Monsoor
A crowd listens to Senator Susan Collins speak at the christening of the Michael Monsoor

The second ship in the Zumwalt-class of destroyers, DDG-1001 is named in honor of Medal of Honor recipient Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class (SEAL) Michael A. Monsoor. Sally Monsoor, petty officer Monsoor’s mother, served as the ship’s sponsor.

Retired Navy Vice Admiral Joseph Maguire served as the principal speaker. Highlighting the event was Mrs. Monsoor breaking a bottle of sparkling wine across the bow to formally christen the ship – a time-honored Navy tradition.

«I’m tremendously honored to be a part of this christening, the next step in getting DDG-1001 to the fleet in order to conduct prompt and sustained maritime operations», said the Honorable Janine Davidson, under secretary of the Navy. «DDG-1001 is an extremely capable and versatile ship with an incredible namesake. I have every confidence that the ship and crew will both live up to and honor Petty Officer Monsoor’s legacy as the ship’s motto implies – You Never Quit».

Retired Vice Admiral Joseph Maguire speaks about the heroism of Michael Monsoor, namesake of the second destroyer in the Zumwalt class
Retired Vice Admiral Joseph Maguire speaks about the heroism of Michael Monsoor, namesake of the second destroyer in the Zumwalt class

On September 29, 2006 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, Petty Officer Monsoor was part of a sniper overwatch security position with two other SEALs and several Iraqi Army soldiers when an insurgent closed in and threw a fragmentation grenade into the position. The grenade hit Monsoor in the chest before falling to the ground. Positioned next to the single exit, Monsoor was the only one who could have escaped harm. Instead he dropped onto the grenade, smothering it to protect his teammates. The grenade detonated as he came down on top of it, inflicting a mortal wound. Monsoor’s actions that day saved the lives of his two teammates and the accompanying Iraqi soldiers. His Medal of Honor citation reads, «by his undaunted courage, fighting spirit, and unwavering devotion to duty in the face of certain death, Petty Officer Monsoor gallantly gave his life for his country, thereby reflecting great credit upon himself and upholding the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service».

Sally Monsoor, mother of Michael Monsoor and sponsor of the ship named in his honor, christens the vessel on Saturday at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works in Maine
Sally Monsoor, mother of Michael Monsoor and sponsor of the ship named in his honor, christens the vessel on Saturday at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works in Maine

The future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001) includes new technologies and will serve as a multi-mission platform capable of operating as an integral part of naval, joint or combined maritime forces. The ship features two advanced gun systems firing long-range, land-attack projectiles that reach up to 63 nautical miles/72.5 miles/116.7 km These guns will provide precision, high volume and persistent fire support to forces ashore with an approximate five-fold improvement in naval surface fire range. In addition, USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001) will be the second U.S. Navy surface combatant to employ an innovative and highly flexible Integrated Power System, providing potentially significant energy savings that are well-suited to enable future high energy weapons and sensors.

Construction on the future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001) commenced in March 2010, with the keel laying ceremony held in May 2013. The Michael Monsoor is 610 feet/186 m long, with a displacement of approximately 15,761 long tonnes/16,014 metric tonnes when fully loaded.

Left to Right: Sara, Martha, Sally and Naomi Monsoor
Left to Right: Sara, Martha, Sally and Naomi Monsoor

 

Features unique to DDG 1000:

  • Eighty peripheral Vertical Launch System (VLS) cells, two Advanced Gun System (AGS) 155-mm guns, and two 30-mm Close In Guns (CIGs);
  • A stern boat ramp for two 7-meter Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIBs), designed with room for two 11-meter RHIBs;
  • Aviation capacity for two MH-60R or one MH-60R and 3 VT Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs);
  • It will be powered by an Integrated Power System (IPS) with an Integrated Fight Through Power (IFTP). This is created by an Advanced Induction Motor (AIM);
  • A superstructure with integrated apertures and low signature profile;
  • Advanced sensors including a SPY-3 Multi-Function Radar;
  • A wave-piercing «Tumblehome» hull form.
Petty Officer Second Class (SEAL) Michael Monsoor
Petty Officer Second Class (SEAL) Michael Monsoor

 

Ship Characteristics

Length 610 feet/186 m
Beam 80.7 feet/24.6 m
Draft 27.6 feet/8.4 m
Displacement 15,761 long tonnes/16,014 metric tonnes
Speed 30 knots/34.5 mph/55.5 km/h
Installed Power 104,600 hp/78 MW
Crew Size 158 – Includes Aviation Detachment

 

Next-generation destroyer Zumwalt (DDG-1000) underway for the first time conducting at-sea tests and trials in the Atlantic Ocean on December 7, 2015

 

Ships

Ship Laid down Launched Commissioned Homeport
USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) 11-17-2011 10-28-2013
USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001) 05-23-2013  06-21-2016
USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG-1002)
The emblem of the USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001)
The emblem of the USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001)