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Baptism of Zumwalt

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12 April 2014 at the American shipbuilding enterprise Bath Iron Works of General Dynamics corporation in Bath (Maine) was held for six months late with the official ceremony of the baptism of a new type of destroyer of the United States Navy destroyer Zumwalt. Initially, the baptism ceremony was scheduled for October 1000 19 (even before launching), but due to the then default of the American government, it was postponed several times.


Bath Iron Works received a US $ 10 billion worth of US Department of Defense contract to build the lead ship DDG 1,4 Zumvalt 1000 February 14. The actual construction of the Zumwalt at the shipyard began on February 2008 11 of the year, and the official bookmark ceremony took place on November 2009 of the year 17. The ship was launched without much publicity on 2011 October 28, and is now in the process of completion afloat. Under the terms of the contract, the initial time for the transfer of the Zumwalt to the United States Navy for the testing program was in April 2013, but then it was postponed for a year, and now the start of testing is expected at best at the end of 2013. Entering the destroyer in the US Navy will be possible no earlier than 2014 year.

In 2009, the US Department of Defense made the final decision to limit the series of DDG 1000 Zumwalt-type ships to just three units. From the year 2010, Bath Iron Works is also building the second homogeneous destroyer DDG 1001 Michael Monsoor (his official bookmark ceremony was held on 23 on May 2013). The third ship DDG 1002 Lyndon B. Johnson was launched by building at the Bath Iron Works at the start of 2013.

Baptism of Zumwalt

The squadron destroyer DDG 1000 Zumwalt, who is being built for the US Navy at the Bath Iron Works enterprise of the corporation General Dynamics, a day before the baptism ceremony. Bath, 11.04.2014 (c) Halidon / www.militaryphotos.net



High-quality photo of the destroyer DDG 1000 Zumwalt being completed at the Bath Iron Works enterprise as of January 2014 of the year (c) snapshot of the factory newspaper of the Iron Iron Works shipyard for March 2014 of the year / www.militaryphotos.net





The squadron destroyer DDG 1000 Zumwalt during the baptism ceremony, which is being built for the US Navy at the Bath Iron Works corporation of General Dynamics Corporation. Bat, 12.04.2014 (c) Sam LaGrone
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  1. fregina1
    fregina1 April 14 2014 13: 03
    +14
    Torpedo him aboard! HAPPY SWIMMING! drinks
    1. jjj
      jjj April 14 2014 13: 08
      +2
      How is he with seaworthiness? How to behave in the wake?
    2. mamont5
      mamont5 April 14 2014 13: 11
      +3
      [quote = fregina1] Torpedo aboard him! HAPPY SWIMMING! drinks [
      Swimming ... to the bottom? smile
    3. kostyan77708
      kostyan77708 April 14 2014 13: 13
      +6
      I think the hole from getting RCC will look more effective there)))))))
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    5. Avdy
      Avdy April 14 2014 13: 14
      +2
      Quote: fregina1
      Torpedo him aboard! HAPPY SWIMMING! drinks

      There will be some joke when some old-school "Mosquito" lowers him to the bottom! laughing
      1. bvi1965
        bvi1965 April 14 2014 14: 03
        +1
        Quote: Avdy
        Quote: fregina1
        Torpedo him aboard! HAPPY SWIMMING! drinks

        There will be some joke when some old-school "Mosquito" lowers him to the bottom! laughing


        Two Papuans on an elastic band will not drown him.
    6. Civil
      Civil April 14 2014 13: 20
      +7
      No need to be obscurantists, Russia stealth destroyer identity needed!
      1. skiff-xnumx
        skiff-xnumx April 14 2014 18: 39
        0
        Then I agree with you, but just not so ugly.
    7. Kodar 75
      Kodar 75 April 14 2014 13: 21
      0
      Nothing so canned)) For transportation of garbage, it would be useful lol
    8. WKS
      WKS April 14 2014 13: 27
      0
      He’ll drown himself. Why spoil torpedoes?
    9. LaGlobal
      LaGlobal April 14 2014 14: 21
      0
      better volley of torpedoes, so for sure! drinks
    10. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg April 15 2014 19: 44
      0
      Quote: fregina1
      Torpedo him aboard! HAPPY SWIMMING! drinks


      what's true is true! big ship - a big tooped!
  2. JoylyRoger
    JoylyRoger April 14 2014 13: 03
    +8
    Well, the freak belay
    Some kind of iron
    1. sir.jonn
      sir.jonn April 14 2014 13: 18
      +3
      Quote: JoylyRoger
      Some kind of iron

      I thought the same thing when I looked at the picture.
  3. fregina1
    fregina1 April 14 2014 13: 04
    +3
    and AT ALL FROM THE PARTY THE TORQUE! WHO SOMETHING ARE SPORTS MUCH BABOS!
  4. Sergg
    Sergg April 14 2014 13: 05
    +3
    Let the ships build as much as we like, we will sink them with our anti-ship weapons.
    The more expensive the targets that the Americans are building, the happier our hits on the target.
    I hate enemies of the Fatherland.
  5. kostyan77708
    kostyan77708 April 14 2014 13: 09
    +1
    Iron with an iron, and what is it in it? .... in general it looks like a craft from corton, in general, as I think it’s another cut, and like this .. to swim will be?? (specially did not write to walk, this word does not fit this product)
    1. Vedmed_23
      Vedmed_23 April 14 2014 13: 28
      +1
      Yes, the campaign, they already realized that the garbage once limited to only the 3rd destroyers. It would be something worthwhile would put on the stream.
      1. Nonik
        Nonik April 14 2014 18: 39
        0
        Quote: Vedmed_23
        Yes, the campaign, they already realized that the garbage once limited to only the 3rd destroyers. It would be something worthwhile would put on the stream.
        No, it's just that they are very expensive, and that's why 3. Well, in general, the same story with stealth that is visible on our radars. But cool)
  6. VADEL
    VADEL April 14 2014 13: 10
    +3
    We will wait for the next series about Bond (James Bond) with the participation of this piece of iron and its subsequent cutting as unnecessary.
  7. Aleksandr12
    Aleksandr12 April 14 2014 13: 11
    +2
    And with this design, he will not bury his nose?
    1. kostyan77708
      kostyan77708 April 14 2014 13: 15
      +4
      this is apparently done on purpose, when anti-ballistic maneuvers dive under water))))
    2. Nonik
      Nonik April 14 2014 18: 41
      0
      Quote: Aleksandr12
      And with this design, he will not bury his nose?
      In olden times, ramming ships had similar noses, and Nitsche lived the same. Well, let's look at buoyancy. Somehow it should swim)
  8. HACTABHuK
    HACTABHuK April 14 2014 13: 13
    +1
    Yes, let them build on their health. For Onyxes and Gauges, it's like drowning a Zumwalt or Arleigh Burke. The more expensive the better.
  9. Prutkov
    Prutkov April 14 2014 13: 14
    +1
    Submarine.
    1. Burberry
      Burberry April 14 2014 13: 55
      +1
      Quote: Rods
      Submarine.

      This is it before the first hit :)
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  10. brainkiller
    brainkiller April 14 2014 13: 16
    +4
    such a one-piece cabin with one slope angle is made to reduce radar visibility. The breakwater is atypical, just to make it easier to go under water. =))
  11. Walk
    Walk April 14 2014 13: 16
    +3
    It is angular so that incorrect data about it (dimensions, distance to the target) is reflected on the radar. This is exactly the same as for airplanes.
    1. Moore
      Moore April 14 2014 13: 23
      +3
      I tell you truly, it is a ram. Ram "Peter the Great" ....
    2. brainkiller
      brainkiller April 14 2014 14: 05
      +2
      Well, the form never affects the accuracy of determining the speed or distance to the target. The shape changes only the energy of the reflected signal. These screens are aimed at reducing it, respectively, the detection range is reduced, that's all. As for the definition of the class - indeed this vessel will probably glow like a tugboat or patrol boat — but before the first light on our radars =) the EPR will be measured and entered in the corresponding target determination tables, that’s all.
      1. patsantre
        patsantre April 14 2014 14: 35
        +1
        And how can knowing his true EPR help in detection?
        1. brainkiller
          brainkiller April 14 2014 15: 17
          +1
          No way, knowledge of EPR does not solve the problem of detection but target recognition. Although if you take the same stealth aircraft, their EPR is identical to a flock of ordinary birds passing through (ducks or geese I don’t know for sure), if the enemy had not resorted to such technologies, flocks of birds could still fly without checks to this day =)))
          1. PLO
            PLO April 14 2014 16: 18
            0
            You confuse the terms EPR and the radar portrait (or signature).
            1. brainkiller
              brainkiller April 14 2014 16: 52
              0
              Out of habit, out of habit, I put in some other characteristics that are not related to location issues. But if you think that such a characteristic as the EPR of a target does not play a major role in recognizing a target or detecting it, then the remark you made is understandable
  12. WHG
    WHG April 14 2014 13: 17
    +2
    Let him drown soon. How much is allocated to us before the war? Everything resembles the beginning of the 19th century. There is no time, we need to hurry, no one will regret us !! We are alone in this world !!
    1. mojohed2012
      mojohed2012 April 14 2014 13: 23
      0
      It recalls the beginning of the 20 century, and more specifically when Britain created its famous Dreadnought, sending all the latest armadillos to the past.
      But only these dreadnoughts turned out to be expensive targets for German torpedoes.
  13. Artem1967
    Artem1967 April 14 2014 13: 18
    +2
    Stealth technology in action. It is interesting to compare the cost, performance characteristics and seaworthiness with the existing "Orly Burks", is it worth the candle.
  14. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN April 14 2014 13: 19
    0
    I wish him to sink there due to technical calculations negative It is advisable already on Easter! God forgive me.
  15. naGua
    naGua April 14 2014 13: 20
    +2
    Very interesting body lines. In general, the "steamer" is interesting. Frankly, the hulls of ships of the battleship era come to mind. Moonzund, Tsushima, a sort of Battle of Jutland. A round of engineering evolution, so to speak, but at a higher level.
  16. Smiles to you
    Smiles to you April 14 2014 13: 23
    +1
    Something, he recalled (visually), dreadnoughts, the beginning of the 20th century .. Another: modern and useless (question price) toy ...
    1. mojohed2012
      mojohed2012 April 14 2014 13: 26
      +1
      Well, what's the point of stealth? Their strike squadrons in the AUG go in a compact group, covering each other with ship systems of air defense systems, air defense, anti-aircraft defense, anti-tank missile systems, etc. Why does he need stealth in the Aircraft Carrier’s order?
      We have created a missile system as part of a typical transport container. Immerse it in any transport or barge, and in case of such a zumwald from a fishing schooner, heat it at a time.
  17. Sars
    Sars April 14 2014 13: 26
    +1
    The next Zumvolt will be made of rock crystal for invisibility, and only albino sailors will serve on it!
  18. mojohed2012
    mojohed2012 April 14 2014 13: 27
    0
    And why baptize an iron? There it is rather necessary to carry out a satanic rite or geyaction. Religion there is not the same; it is difficult to call it baptism.
  19. brainkiller
    brainkiller April 14 2014 13: 30
    +2
    I don’t think that a destroyer armed with modern missiles is a useless toy, in vain you are. At least the Navy threatened to arm, if not with the similar, then the best ship of this class. Just imagine for a second, for example, 40 onyxes in the center of the World Cup =) One such unit can cool the ardor of anyone =)
    1. Smiles to you
      Smiles to you April 14 2014 13: 33
      0
      Useless, meant: 1-price. 2-how effective it is. stealth. 3-modern missiles can arm, rearm, virtually any ship of the Navy ...
      1. brainkiller
        brainkiller April 14 2014 13: 38
        +1
        I’m not a ship engineer, but as far as I remember there was an article that it’s not so simple in terms of changing missiles. Price? Cheaper than a cruiser in any, but the range is not inferior. Stealth is effective if everything is done correctly and in combination. Ours, for example, does not shun even black paint, due to which it is rather difficult to determine the class of a ship in the visible range.

        Regarding invisibility, this is not the main quality of the ship - but the quality is undeniably vital, I’m sure that this cabin was simply made from the outside by lightweight radio-reflecting screens (no one can reserve a top because it will turn upside down) and it’s not as expensive as it may seem. This is not radio absorption as on stealth where the price of coating by weight was many times more expensive than gold.
    2. PLO
      PLO April 14 2014 14: 03
      0
      no Americans onyxes and in the foreseeable future will not appear
      1. patsantre
        patsantre April 14 2014 14: 36
        0
        LRASMs will appear.
        1. PLO
          PLO April 14 2014 14: 47
          0
          LRASMs are far from Onyx
  20. nikcris
    nikcris April 14 2014 13: 30
    +1
    If it is called squadron, then what kind of stealth is it? And if it is for independent "cruising", then where is the full stuffing of weapons?
  21. Committee
    Committee April 14 2014 13: 31
    0
    It will be necessary - we will drown this trough!
  22. svp67
    svp67 April 14 2014 13: 54
    +1
    Yes ... of course not handsome, but throwing him off the shields is not worth it, the enemy is serious, I would very much like to see the answer of our shipbuilders ...
  23. Login
    Login April 14 2014 14: 05
    0
    Again, envy through the teeth presses people?)
    PS old Mosquito could put Peter to the bottom.
  24. mrDimkaP
    mrDimkaP April 14 2014 14: 24
    0
    And our ships have more landfills! tongue
  25. dro6a
    dro6a April 14 2014 14: 32
    0
    But will the superstructure be too tall?
    Yes, when rolling, how will they be thrown there?
  26. nvn_co
    nvn_co April 14 2014 14: 38
    +1
    She doesn’t press envy, it’s just people quailing ... They built it, well done)))) There will be something to drown)))) I apologize, I also wanted to quit steaming))))
    But interestingly, what will the Great Russian Navy respond to?
  27. patsantre
    patsantre April 14 2014 14: 41
    +4
    I'm shocked by the comments, well, they just showered them with hats. Under-patriots. This is a very serious ship, and there is something to envy and to strive for in technological terms. Artillery, stealth technology and electronics at an unprecedented level. This is a technological masterpiece. Another question is its practical value. You can debate here for a long time, but the destroyer came out too expensive and complex for the series. We do not need its analogue (perhaps we need a more universal analogue), but there is room for growth and something to strive for, this ship is something like a standard. And the comments "yes, we'll hit him with a mosquito" are at the level of how if the Americans threatened to take out the S-400 division with two tomahawks.
    1. Evil Pole
      Evil Pole April 14 2014 15: 02
      +1
      I agree with your post. Yes, by the way, how much dough will be needed later for its maintenance, training of personal staff, after all, the dreadnought of the last century, etc., etc., will have to be protected from "these arrogant and impudent Russians" what
      1. brainkiller
        brainkiller April 14 2014 16: 24
        +1
        etozh how much dough will be needed subsequently for its maintenance
        much less than the dreadnought of the last century - believe me. As for electronics - now its main property is ease of use, so you can be sure that the courses will not be too complicated or expensive. As for repair and maintenance, the hot reserve and the modular system (you can replace the idle unit with two or three gestures) have long been implemented in our and enemy equipment.
    2. nikcris
      nikcris April 14 2014 15: 26
      0
      Everything needs an adequate answer. El-mage. will the impulse knock out the electronics of an unprecedented level? Will the water hammer warp the hull? Or are we going to play "Sea Battle" on a piece of paper in a box?
      1. patsantre
        patsantre April 14 2014 16: 16
        0
        And what kind of electromagnetic and hydrokinetic weapon do we have, can you tell me?
        1. brainkiller
          brainkiller April 14 2014 16: 53
          0
          probably any nuclear meant.
          1. patsantre
            patsantre April 14 2014 20: 53
            0
            If it comes to this, the fleet will no longer be needed ...
        2. Nonik
          Nonik April 14 2014 18: 43
          0
          Quote: patsantre
          And what kind of electromagnetic and hydrokinetic weapon do we have, can you tell me?
          The film "Sea Battle" is recalled smile
  28. Andrey78
    Andrey78 April 14 2014 15: 17
    +1
    Quote: JoylyRoger
    Well, the freak belay
    Some kind of iron

    Another vundervaflya as F-117.
  29. Yozhik
    Yozhik April 14 2014 15: 52
    0
    And what about his seaworthiness and weapons? Why the hell do you need it?
  30. oblako
    oblako April 14 2014 16: 21
    +2
    Come on, again, we’ll leave our hats. It is necessary to study how he shoots 80 km from the railgun, how electricity redistributes, and then talk about how to heat, and what to make his ships from ... I guess they do not clean railguns with brick? sad
    1. PLO
      PLO April 14 2014 16: 24
      0
      It is necessary to study how he shoots 80 km from the railgun

      fool
      no railslotrons there
  31. Sigizbarn
    Sigizbarn April 14 2014 19: 05
    0
    I liked the last words about the "Peace through force" division of this ship.
    Does it remind anyone of anything?
  32. vasek-3180
    vasek-3180 April 14 2014 21: 22
    0
    What the fucking baptism ... Put a satanic pentogram on board, just in topic negative
  33. razved
    razved April 14 2014 22: 56
    0
    To the big ship - a big torpedo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!