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  • USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001) Guided Missile Destroyer Warship

    The USS Michael Monsoor DDG-1001 advanced guided missile destroyer will be the second of five planned Zumwalt-class destroyers for the US Navy.

     Updated: 4/27/2017; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ¬©www.MilitaryFactory.com

    The USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-2001) represents the second of three Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyers currently planned for service with the United States Navy (USN). The lead ship of the class is the USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) herself which is followed by Monsoor. The third vessel of the group has been named USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG-1002). Construction for USS Michael Monsoor was awarded on February 14th, 2008 to Bath Iron Works to which her keel was laid down on May 23rd, 2013. She is expected to be commissioned sometime in 2016. The ship is named after Michael Anthony Monsoor (1981-2006) who served as a United States Navy SEALs and was killed in Iraq during 2006. He posthumously received the Medal of Honor.

    The Zumwalt-class represents the most advanced guided missile destroyer group of the modern USN. These are "multi-mission", ocean-going vessels built on speed with a balanced set of offensive and defensive capabilities. As such, they can be called to operate as part of the main ocean-going force or serve as independent units with equal lethality. Extensive advanced onboard systems (for both processing and combat) as well as naval stealth technology figure largely into their design. Their structures are wholly unique to the world of naval destroyers, lacking any hand rails or similar obstructions and featuring slab-sides with angular faces. The vessels have near-featureless bows (save for a pair of deck gun turrets, and stern-based flight decks and well-tapered overall shapes to cut through water. The main superstructure is centrally-located in the usual way and houses the bridge, communications/tracking/engagement systems and smoke funnel.

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    USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001) Technical Specifications

    Service Year: 2016
    Type: Guided Missile Destroyer Warship
    National Origin: United States
    Ship Class: Zumwalt-class

    Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)

    Complement (Crew): 140
    Length: 600 feet (182.88 meters)
    Beam (Width): 81 feet (24.69 meters)
    Draught (Height): 28 feet (8.53 meters)

    Surface Displacement: 14,500 tons

    Installed Power and Base Performance

    Engine(s): 2 x Rolls-Royce Marine Trent-30 turbines with 2 x Auxiliary turbine generators and 2 x Advanced Induction Motors.

    Surface Speed: 30 knots (35 mph)

    Armament / Air Wing

    80 x Vertical launchers for Tomahawk cruise, ESSM or standard surface-to-surface missile types.
    Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) laucnhers
    Tomahawk anti-submarine missile in vertical launching cell.
    2 x 155mm AGS cannons
    2 x Mk 110 57mm close-in anti-missile/anti-aircraft guns/ close-in weapon system (CIWS)

    Aircraft: 2 x Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk LAMPS III helicopters OR 1 x Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk helicopter.
    3 x Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout UAV helicopters.

    Global Operators

    United States

    Ships-in-Class (3)

    USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000); USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001); USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG-1002)