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USS ZUMWALT COMMISSIONING

The US Navy’s newest guided missile destroyer, the USS Zumwalt – designation DDG-1000 – is to be commissioned today in a ceremony in Baltimore, MD. The lead ship of the Zumwalt class of ships, she is the first to be named for Admiral Elmo Zumwalt. The first in a line of three new groundbreaking stealth destroyers, she is virtually undetectable by radar. After the commissioning ceremony, USS Zumwalt will make several more port visits, as well as partaking in a final round of sea trials, before making her way to her home port at San Diego. The USS Zumwalt will form part of the US Pacific Fleet.

The commissioning ceremony takes place at 1700 on Saturday October 15, at Pier 4 at Locust Point in Baltimore, MD, and is a ticket only event. More information is available at USS Zumwalt’s website. The ceremony also forms an integral part of Maryland’s Fleet Week. Fleet Week in Baltimore will include an air show, the commissioning of the Zumwalt and the ability to view and board several visiting vessels. For those fans of “The Last Ship” who want to get up close and personal with an Arleigh Burke class destroyer, the USS Jason Dunham (DDG-109) will be berthed at Pier 3 at Locust Point. There’s plenty more to see at the Inner Harbor and Fells Point, though!

Further information available HERE.