|PCU Zumwalt at Bath Iron Works|
To me, she looks pretty awesome...
Let's hope her performance is as well!
- Displacement: 14,564 tons
- Length: 600 ft
- Beam: 80.7 ft
- Draft: 27.6 ft
- Propulsion: 2 × Rolls-Royce MT30 gas turbines driving Curtiss-Wright electric generators, 2 × Rolls-Royce RR4500 turbine generators, 2 × propellers driven by electric motors Total: 105,000 shp
- Speed: 30.3 knots
- Complement: 142
- Sensors and processing systems: AN/SPY-3 Multi-Function Radar (MFR) (X-band, scanned array), Volume Search Radar (VSR) (S-band, scanned array)
- Armament: 20 × MK 57 Vertical Launch System (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, including: RIM-67 Standard Missile 2, Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM), BGM-109 Tomahawk, RUM-139 Vertical Launch (VL) Anti-Submarine Rocket (ASROC), 2 × 155 mm Advanced Gun System 920 × 155 mm total; 600 in automated store + Auxiliary store room with up to 320 rounds (non-automatic) as of April 2005, 70-100 Long Range Land Attack Projectile (LRLAP) rounds planned as of 2005 of total
- Aircraft carried: 2 SH-60 LAMPS helicopters or 1 MH-60R helicopter, 3 MQ-8 Fire Scout Vertical Take-off and landing tactical Unmanned Air Vehicle (VTUAV) W
- Displacement: 9,200 tons
- Length: 510 ft
- Beam: 66 ft
- Draft: 33 ft
- Propulsion: 4 × General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines, 2 shafts, 100,000 shp
- Speed: over 30 knots
- Range: 4,400 nautical miles at 20 knots
- Complement: 260 officers and enlisted
- Electronic warfare & decoys: AN/SLQ-32(V)2 Electronic Warfare System
- Armament: 1 × 32 cell, 1 × 64 cell Mk 41 vertical launch systems, 96 × RIM-66 SM-2, BGM-109 Tomahawk or RUM-139 VL-ASROC, missiles 1 × 5 in/62 (127 mm/62), 2 × 25 mm, 4 × 12.7 mm guns 2 × Mk 32 triple torpedo tubes 1 × 20 mm Phalanx CIWS
- Aircraft carried: 2× SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters W
|Side by side (Source)|
I know and have worked with some of the engineers riding this ship on her first trip under her own power. Let's hope all the hard work by her designers, builders, and crew pay off.
To Captain James A. Kirk and the men and women of PCU Zumwalt - May you ever have fair winds and following seas!