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US Navy Zumwalt-class stealth destroyer Michael Monsoor completed replenishment of fuel on the high seas

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The US Navy has worked out the process of restocking the latest Zumwalt-class destroyers. In particular, the first serial destroyer of this class, USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), was replenished with fuel on the high seas. For this, the US Navy support vessel USNS John Lenthall was used, performing the functions of a tanker. Similar vessels can also be used for partial replenishment of fresh water supplies.


The US Navy is publishing images of the fuel resupply process for a warship that entered service with the US Navy exactly two years ago, in January 2019.



The photographs show that the ships made a rapprochement in the open sea, after which a special cable was pulled between the sides of the Michael Monsour and John Lenthall. A flexible pipe was sent from the donor ship to the USS Michael Monsoor via a cable, through which the pumping was eventually carried out.


The Zumwalt-class stealth destroyers use two Rolls-Royce Marine Trent-30 gas turbines each. The capacity is up to 80 MW. As fuel, GTUs from this manufacturer can use various energy sources, including diesel fuel, natural gas (including liquefied gas), and options for low-viscosity marine fuel.

Obviously, in the process of replenishing supplies on the high seas, the latest American destroyer, which is positioned as stealthy, is the most vulnerable. The very appearance of a tanker next to him, for obvious reasons, unmasks a warship.
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  1. Alien From
    Alien From 21 January 2021 14: 36
    0
    How long does it take ????? The tube is thin ...
    1. Masha
      Masha 21 January 2021 14: 45
      +4
      The main thing is pressure! wink
      1. Analkara
        Analkara 23 January 2021 22: 21
        0
        The main thing is pressure!

        No matter how you break something between the rolls laughing
    2. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 21 January 2021 14: 52
      +1
      The tube is normal, the conditions are ideal, "water is in a swamp." In my experience, 100 tons per hour, with a full bunkering of 1500 tons, so count how many hours it loses stealth. Find out how much fuel it needs for bunkering, this is not a Mercedes at a gas station, although seem to be. hi
      1. Brylevsky
        Brylevsky 21 January 2021 17: 20
        +3
        ... In my experience 100 tons per hour

        Look closely at the diameter of the cargo hose. Offhand, through it you can press 150 - 250 cubic meters per hour, I'm talking about diesel fuel, fuel oil, of course, less. I used to work on expedition tankers, they had two hose views at the stern for bunkering on the bunker, and that's how we bunkered fishermen when the sea was stormy. From the photo it is difficult to accurately compare the diameter of the hoses, both of which, in my opinion, they are not very different, and so the hoses of our tanker allowed us to maintain a bunker feed rate of up to 250 cubic meters per hour. Another thing is that not a single fisherman, bunkering by us, requested such pressure and was limited to 50-100 cubic meters per hour. In any case, 100 cubic meters per hour is too little for a battleship. I think there is much more ...
        1. tralflot1832
          tralflot1832 21 January 2021 17: 41
          +3
          It all depends on the location of the tanks of the bunker. It all depends on the experience of the 3 mechanic, 100 cubic meters per hour, it depends on the inter-tank pipelines. The joke in the sea is always cleanly received, and in the port, a flop through the air vent once a year occurs constantly. washed with diesel fuel. The pipelines are usually standard from the tanker, so that later it is not steamed.
  2. rocket757
    rocket757 21 January 2021 14: 40
    +5
    Refuel it ... but we still haven't figured out where to use it.
    1. Petro_tut
      Petro_tut 21 January 2021 14: 46
      +2
      and where to apply and did not figure out.

      It can be seen while working as a stealth tanker laughing
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 21 January 2021 15: 14
        +2
        Kind of like a stealth consumer! the tanker was driven to him.
        1. Petro_tut
          Petro_tut 21 January 2021 15: 19
          0
          Who is it easy for now? If there is no tanker, they will let it go laughing
    2. Guru
      Guru 21 January 2021 15: 16
      +1
      Refuel it ... but we still haven't figured out where to use it.
      How not figured out that? laughing Tourists will ride, and no longer what it is intended for. (sarcasm) wassat
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 21 January 2021 19: 29
        0
        So he, it seems, has not gained any fame .... although no, the most expensive sub-ship, it seems, will be.
  3. Mouse
    Mouse 21 January 2021 14: 42
    +2
    Obviously, in the process of replenishing supplies on the high seas, the latest American destroyer, which is positioned as stealthy, is the most vulnerable.

    At the same time they told and showed when it is more convenient to send it to the bottom ...
  4. bukhach
    bukhach 21 January 2021 14: 56
    0
    Wow, even liquefied gas, this is what storage containers you need to have, isn't it too greasy, it's still a warship.
    1. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 21 January 2021 16: 27
      0
      But how will it blaze with liquefied gas. Or just one BUM! Advertising of the supply of liquefied gas from Russia.
    2. Zementbomber
      Zementbomber 23 January 2021 06: 27
      0
      Liquefied gas can optionally be transported on an ocean-going multipurpose refueling tanker.
      It not combat ship. It has no weapons more powerful than the M2NV.
      1. bukhach
        bukhach 23 January 2021 13: 17
        0
        Forgive me, I don’t understand, will a gas tanker follow the trail of a destroyer? I am far from technology, I don’t understand how the problem of storing fuel in the form of liquefied gas was solved on a warship.
  5. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 21 January 2021 15: 07
    +3
    However, the Sumvolts are on the high seas. Do not get bored at the pier. wink
    1. Cowbra
      Cowbra 21 January 2021 15: 24
      0
      It's simple - the new commander-in-chief has come, it's clear, he will inspect. So all the invaders were sent to a distant range so that they would not be caught.
    2. Paranoid50
      Paranoid50 21 January 2021 20: 58
      0
      Quote: voyaka uh
      Sumvolts on the high seas. Do not get bored at the pier.

      laughing laughing laughing Uh-huh, off for a couple of hours, pour into myself. Which, however, will not prevent some from making it a personal holiday, otherwise the decalitres of boiling water will be wasted in vain. yes fellow
  6. Cowbra
    Cowbra 21 January 2021 15: 22
    0
    Well, they found a use for it. Will be a training ship for practicing resupply. That is to say, the floating alma mother of all warrant officers from the Castle on the Hill!
    ... and over the waves for a long time was heard "Freebie ... Alien ... Take, take ..."
    I just can't talk about this project without laughing
  7. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 21 January 2021 15: 42
    -3
    Is this the sea? This is water in a swamp! The sea is now beginning at Bear Island in NEA! Yacht in one word, but the fuel is normal,?
  8. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 21 January 2021 15: 43
    0
    Michael Monsoor Zumwalt-class stealth destroyer


    There is one name from stealth))
    By the way, about the name, I know only one Misha Mansur, this is the founder and guitarist of the Periphery group laughing
  9. Aleks2048
    Aleks2048 21 January 2021 15: 50
    -1
    This is how quietly and without any pomp (without shapkozakidatelstva, without having no analogues), they are put into operation, and then super modern ships work out some tasks in open water. Although it may not have gone noticeably in Russia ... and the United States is very much promoted? It should be noted that, unfortunately, we began to present as achievements the beginning of even simple technological operations on an unfinished ship, such as engine alignment.
    1. Usher
      Usher 21 January 2021 18: 12
      +1
      Quote: Alex2048
      This is how quietly and without any pomp (without shapkozakidatelstva, without having no analogues), they are put into operation, and then super modern ships work out some tasks in open water. Although it may not have gone noticeably in Russia ... and the United States is very much promoted? It should be noted that, unfortunately, we began to present as achievements the beginning of even simple technological operations on an unfinished ship, such as engine alignment.

      You are probably not even in the subject, just the same this "iron" is very popular and seems to be the killer of everything and everyone, only the Yankees "crap" like with the F-35, which costs a lot of money, and the performance characteristics and performance characteristics do not correspond to the declared ones, since in the ranks remain the machines that they had to replace.
  10. podpolishik
    podpolishik 21 January 2021 16: 57
    0
    When will he enter the Black Sea? It is also necessary to work out our "Bastions" and other surprises on this "miracle-yuda" Or are they afraid of the designer? Cool target !!!
    1. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 21 January 2021 17: 24
      0
      This yacht should go to Murmansk in winter, for which the 2nd fleet was restored. I put a bottle of skate, it will never cross the "red line" in winter North Cape of Bear Spitsbergen.
      1. Zementbomber
        Zementbomber 23 January 2021 06: 25
        +1
        I accept. I propose to agree on the timing of the bet, the brands of the brandy to be put down and exchange contacts in a personal. hi
        1. tralflot1832
          tralflot1832 23 January 2021 11: 58
          0
          Write in a personal.
  11. Usher
    Usher 21 January 2021 18: 10
    0
    Come on! Is it true?
  12. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 21 January 2021 20: 10
    -1
    And for me it's a fake, the deck is not ennobled by seagulls or they fly around it, it's shameful even for a seagull to bomb it.
  13. agoran
    agoran 22 January 2021 02: 16
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    I see no reason for jokes.
    The Yankes are working on new technologies.
    Yes, it is clear that Zumwalt is made of shit and rags, but the movement goes on.
    By the way, you will laugh, but the State Department has a real program to massage rabbits, and how to improve life away from home in this way.
  14. Zementbomber
    Zementbomber 23 January 2021 06: 22
    0
    Obviously, in the process of replenishing supplies on the high seas, the latest American destroyer, which is positioned as stealthy, is the most vulnerable. The very appearance of a tanker next to him, for obvious reasons, unmasks a warship.

    Just Fuck, what a "discovery"! [W] Nobel Prize for the author. At the time of restocking on the high seas - all warships on the high seas are the "most vulnerable" (well, with the possible exception of those in tow due to loss of speed). No.