Sunday, October 16, 2016

The US Navy Commissions Its First Zumwalt Destroyer

USNI News: Destroyer Zumwalt’s Commissioning Ceremony Latest in Long Tradition

On Saturday, the guided missile destroyer Zumwalt (DDG-1000) will formally enter the U.S. Navy fleet in Baltimore in an act of pageantry that goes back thousands of years – the commissioning ceremony.

As late as 3,000 B.C., a Babylonian narrative described the sacrifice of an ox to the gods to protect sailors at the completion of a new ship, according to the U.S. Navy’s History and Heritage Command. In ancient Greece those who launched a ship, “wreathed their heads with olive branches, drank wine to honor the gods, and poured water on the new vessel as a symbol of blessing.”

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US Navy's stealth destroyer joins the fleet -- CNN
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Captain Kirk to take command of the USS Zumwalt as hi-tech destroyer arrives in Baltimore for its commissioning ceremony on Saturday -- Daily Mail
Ship for Batman: US Navy commissions ‘quantum leap’ stealth destroyer -- RT
On board the USS Zumwalt, the Navy's brand new, $4 billion battleship -- CBS
Meet the Zumwalts: The story behind the Navy's newest destroyer, the USS Zumwalt -- FOX News
Will Zumwalt make us safer? -- Baltimore Sun
Zumwalt: Inside the U.S. Navy's New "First-Of-Its-Kind," Super Stealth Destroyer -- National Interest
Just 11 Badass Pictures of the USS Zumwalt -- Popular Mechanics


Jay Farquharson said...

WNU Editor,

Motorola was assassinated today.

Jac said...

I hope that's a good one...for 4 B$, we can have some expectation.
Beyond the money, that's also the safety of regular American people too.

Jay Farquharson said...

We will see, Capt. James Kirk's in charge.

Jac said...

I trust you Jay

Jay Farquharson said...

James A.

Sadly not James T.

And no USS Enterprise in the whole Fleet.

Jay Farquharson said...