Guided missile destroyer USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001)

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Classification

Type:
type: Guided missile destroyer

Basic information

Namesake:
Master-at-Arms Second Class Michael A. Monsoor (1981–2006), a United States Navy SEAL killed during the Iraq War and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor
Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Bath Iron Works
Operator:
Ordered:
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Ship measurements

Displacement:
14564 t
Length:
182.9 m
Beam (overall):
24.6 m
Draught:
8.4 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • 2 * Rolls-Royce MT30 gas turbines (35.4 MW) driving Curtiss-Wright electric generators
  • 2 * Rolls-Royce RR4500 turbine generators (3.8 MW)
  • 2 * propellers driven by electric motors
  • Total: 78 MW (105,000 shp)
Speed:
30.3 knots

Crew

Complement:
140

Combat assets

Electronics:
  • AN/SPY-3 Multi-Function Radar (MFR) (X-band, scanned array)
  • Volume Search Radar (VSR) (S-band, scanned array)
Armament:
  • 20 * MK 57 VLS modules, with 4 vertical launch cells in each module, 80 cells total. Each cell can hold one or more missiles, depending on the size of the missiles.
  • Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM)
  • Tactical Tomahawk Vertical Launch Anti-Submarine Rocket (ASROC)
  • 2 * 155 mm Advanced Gun System, with a 920 round magazine. Unusable, no ammunition.
  • 2 * Mk 46 Mod 2 Gun Weapon System
Aircraft:
  • 2 * SH-60 LAMPS helicopters or 1 * MH-60R helicopter
  • 3 * MQ-8 Fire Scout VTUAV

USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) is the second ship of the Zumwalt class of guided missile destroyers. The Zumwalts were designed as multi-mission surface combatants tailored for advanced land attack and littoral dominance with a mission of providing credible, independent forward presence and deterrence and operating as integral parts of naval, joint or combined maritime forces. Their main guns are a pair of Advanced Gun Systems (AGS). Because the AGS is currently unusable due to a suspension of its ammunition development program, they cannot provide naval gunfire support and their mission is now surface warfare. Michael Monsoor is the second Zumwalt-class destroyer. The ship is 600 feet (180 m) in length, with a beam of 80.7 feet (24.6 m) and displacing approximately 15,000 tons. Michael Monsoor has a crew size of approximately 148 officers and sailors; she can make speed in excess of 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph).

Assembly of modules for Michael Monsoor began in March 2010. The keel laying and authentication ceremony for Michael Monsoor was held at the General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard on 23 May 2013. Michael Monsoor was launched on 21 June 2016.

On 4 December 2017, Michael Monsoor had problems with the complex electrical system which ended builders trials early and forced the ship to return to the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine. A harmonic filter aboard failed one day after she left the yard. The ship returned to the yard on 5 December 2017. Harmonic filters are used in complex electrical systems to prevent unintended power fluctuations from damaging sensitive equipment. The delay in sea trials would not affect her expected March 2018 delivery.

Michael Monsoor was delivered to the Navy in April 2018 and commissioned on 26 January 2019 at Naval Air Station North Island as the second ship in the Zumwalt class. She is homeported at Naval Base San Diego.

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