Someone made this time lapse video, its awesome, but doesn't do Justice to the size and scope of this monster.
The USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000)...I am HONORED to have made "some of the components" in this badboy.
Probably technology in that box on top, and the undisclosed propulsion system we won't hear about for a few decades.
Like the second video! The way it was narrated I was waiting to hear "In three easy payments you to could own a Zumwalt today. The complimentary set of (12) Patriot missiles and Predator drones to be included with every shipment." I even got out my credit card!
It was my second "governement contract", and I thought the first was hard, it was nothing compared to the exacting specifications that this jop entailed. I was so relieved when the job left my facility, but now I have the PRIDE of knowing and sharing that I had responsibility for some "integral componenets". GO NAVY
Yes Sir, lets just say that their quality control people have three people under them just looking for paperwork errors. Me, I was a "lone fool" submitting paperwork with wrong revision numbers, all by myself, winging it. Thank goodness their people were patient.
Just to know that my "step"DAD would have been jazzed. he was 22 years NAVY retired, so this ones for him.
I was just checking our some of the newest ships that the Chinese and Russians will be launching and such, I dont think we have anything to worry about from anyone with the type stuff we go coming out in the future we still build them better, faster, and more deadlier..The Zumwalt is the prime example !!
When I was in the Navy three Soviet ships moored alongside us in Norfolk. Three of our ships went to Savastapol in the Soviet Union. We were allowed to tour these ships and I noticed two very important things about our counterparts. Where we used ammunition elevators to bring weapons up from the magazines, they used little carts and railroad tracks pushed by men. We had fire doors, water tight integrity and material conditions that prevented progressive flooding. They had huge open spaces throughout the ships. Maybe it was too expensive to build so many bulkheads, but one solid torpedo hit or one blast amidships from an anti-ship missile and it was Davey Jone's locker for the Ruskies.
I glanced out and saw our Ticonderoga class frigates, Aegis class cruisers, Nimitz class carriers, Los Angeles Class fast boats and the USS Iowa. Never had a problem sleeping while I was underway.