How stealthy is Navy’s new
destroyer? It needs reflectors
BATH, Maine — The future USS Zumwalt is so stealthy that it’ll go to sea with reflective material that can be hoisted to make it more visible to other ships.
The Navy destroyer is designed to look like a much smaller vessel on radar, and it lived up to its billing during recent builder trials.
Navy’s New “All-Electric” Destroyer Is A Seagoing Microgrid
Tina Casey, CleanTechnica, November 2013
We were just taking note of the US Navy’s focus on stationary, portable, and even wearable microgrids when along comes a doozy of an example in the form of the USS Zumwalt DDG 1000. The newly launched high-tech destroyer has been dubbed the Navy’s first “all-electric” ship, but not because you can plug it into a wall socket.
Ahoy from the Zumwalt!/U.S. Naval Institute
Capt. James Kirk, U.S. Navy, Proceedings Magazine , March 2016
‘The young destroyerman of today is faced with a future full of the promise for adventure and accomplishment beyond compare.’ —Captain Elmo R. Zumwalt Jr., U.S. Navy, U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, November 1962
Sailors’ uniforms and personal effects, supplies and spare parts are being moved aboard the 610-foot warship in anticipation of crew members taking on their new charge, said Capt. James Kirk, the destroyer’s skipper.
The Zumwalt is the first new class of warship built at Bath Iron Works since the Arleigh Burke slid into the Kennebec River in 1989. The shipyard is expected to turn the destroyer over to the Navy this week.
Sea and sky will set the stage for the first Maryland Fleet Week & Air Show, expected to draw 500,000 visitors Oct. 10-17 throughout the Baltimore area to see the Blue Angels, historic vessels and a ship commissioning.
Historic Ships in Baltimore, the Maryland Office of Tourism, Visit Baltimore and members of the U.S. Navy on Tuesday morning announced the lineup of festivities, which will include airshows, ship tours, meet-and-greets with pilots and festivals.