Now that’s something you don’t see everyday

The future USS Zumwalt DDG 1000 returned from the at-sea portion of INSURV acceptance trials last Thursday after two days underway at sea.

She is breathtaking.

U.S Navy photo

U.S Navy photo

And, at 600-feet oal and 14,500-tons, this new breed of destroyer is the size of a WWI predreadnought or a WWII heavy cruiser. 

And it shows.

Of course, the WPB is a small patrol boat and the perspective is forced, but the Zumwalt dwarfs her.

Of course, the WPB is a small patrol boat and the perspective is forced, but the Zumwalt dwarfs her.

She is set to commission 15 October and her first sistership, USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), is scheduled to be christened on 18 June.

Arleigh Burke-class destroyer DDG-115 USS Rafael Peralta under construction alongside Zumwalt-class destroyer DDG-1001 USS Michael Monsoor, at the Bath Iron Works shipyard. Again, note the size difference and keep in mind that Peralta is 512-feet long

Arleigh Burke-class destroyer PCU DDG-115 USS Rafael Peralta under construction alongside Zumwalt-class destroyer PCU DDG-1001 USS Michael Monsoor, at the Bath Iron Works shipyard. Again, note the size difference and keep in mind that Peralta is 512-feet long

USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001)

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