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Old 23rd October 2013, 14:12
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USS Zumwalt - Just Hit The Water - merged threads

Hi,
The page is in French so I have translated the first paragraph.

This is decidedly a truly impressive building ... New images of stealth missile destroyer of the U.S. Navy, taken by its manufacturer General Dynamics, have just been released by the Gcaptain site. Built by Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of GD, USS Zumwalt will soon be launched. First in a series that will have only three units, as this program has cost the building measures 185.9 meters long and display a full load displacement of 15,610 tons.

http://www.meretmarine.com/fr/conten...e-luss-zumwalt

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Old 23rd October 2013, 16:12
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Rolls Royce engines, nice!
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Its certainly a strange looking beastie and thats for sure and the added fact you can cut butter with bow !
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Think the drawing was upside down when they laid the keel ??
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Think the drawing was upside down when they laid the keel ??
Was that the drawing of the Oberon class submarine?

https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/i...S2PKr5_r38fT1L
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A bit more about "Zumwalt" and a photo gallery: http://blogs.defensenews.com/interce...walt-ddg-1000/
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good day rickles23,sm,yesterday.23:12.rene impressive bow.thank you for posting this informative link,(even though its in French)the photos are amazing.i must thank langb,sm,#6 for his link.(in English)have a good day.regards ben27
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Hi ben27,
My good friend in Ostend, Arne, sent me the original link.

I am now trying to figure out how to make a model yacht with the same type of bow.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zumwalt-class_destroyer

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US Navy's Most Intimidating Creation Yet Just Hit The Water - merged threads

Subject: FW: US Navy's Most Intimidating Creation Yet Just Hit The Water- OCT 29, 2013


The Navy just put its newest destroyer, the USS Zumwalt, into the sea.
Constructed by General Dynamics with weapons systems and software from other companies, the Zumwalt "DDG-1000" Guided Missile Destroyer is like the iPhone 6 of naval ships.
Its "tumblehome" hull avoids enemy radar while composite armour absorbs it, advanced weaponry strikes from more than 100 miles offshore, Linux-based networking in the bridge allows for purchase and implementation of off-the-shelf software, and an all-electric drive system keeps her purring quietly like a well-fed tiger.
Lucky for America's rivals, at about 87 percent completion, the Zumwalt is not quite ready to start making the rest of the globe flinch yet.
The USS Zumwalt hit the water Oct. 29 and is due to start patrolling by 2014.
The Zumwalt was originally estimated to cost about $3.8 billion, but so much technology was crammed onboard that its cost has nearly doubled, and after the first three are built, production will stop.
With all the new weapons systems the Navy wants aboard the Zumwalt, planners installed a power plant that could provide power to 78,000 homes (around 78 megawatts).
Such power could enable the first uses of the Navy's magnetic rail gun project, which combines magnetic currents and electric fields to fire projectiles at 7 times the speed of sound.
Computers and automation have reduced the crew to a bare bones 158. (By comparison, the USS Barry Arleigh-Burke Class requires 210 sailors.)
Sean Gallagher of Arstechnica referred to the Linux-powered bridge as a "floating data centre" and wrote that it was akin to the bridge on Star Trek's Starship Enterprise.
On the outside, the USS Zumwalt not only looks cool (rule #1), but it's a full 100 feet longer than existing classes of destroyer.
According to the Navy's press release, "The shape of the superstructure and the arrangement of its antennas significantly reduce the ship's radar cross section, making the ship less visible to enemy radar at sea."
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And the commanding officer of USS Zumwalt is improbably named....Captain James Kirk!

http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...walt-star-trek
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I wonder what sort of a sea boat she makes in bad weather,breaking quite a few ship building principles here but wil be found out on her trials.KYPROS
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Why does it remind me of a pre-dreadnought battleship?

I think they had some sea-keeping problems back then, perhaps they have had 150 years to sort it out.....
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Hope Captain Kirk does not run her aground like the Master of the Missouri.

Perhaps she should have wheels on.
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I do hope they enlist Seven of Nine into the crew.
Imagine bumping into this in the alleyway!
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good day geoff gower,sm.yesterday.20:23.re:us navy's most intimidating creation yet just hit the water,a most interesting looking ship.all the high tec you could wish for.(as long as you know how to use it)as mad landsman.sm.said #4.it has the look of the dreadnought battleship,hope we hear more about her,regards ben27
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Why does the latest thing in advanced warship design look like an ironclad built during the American Civil War?
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I suppose because they are both designed to bounce off "incoming", in the case of the Ironclad cannon balls and in the case of the Zumwalt electronic signals.
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Why do they use old fashioned mooring ropes. Surely they must have designed an alternative by now. (magnets?)
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"The Zumwalt was originally estimated to cost about $3.8 billion, but so much technology was crammed onboard that its cost has nearly doubled..."

$7.6 billion; most countries don't have that much to spend on their entire naval budget! Well, as Senator Everett Dirkson once famously observed, "A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking about real money."
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Quote "Linux-based networking in the bridge "

That's interesting. Tell us more.
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New U.S. warship

Cannot post the U.S. photos, but you can see the ship via this link:


http://www.dailytech.com/US+Navy+Lau...ticle33647.htm



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-set-sail.html

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good day rickles 23.sm.#8.24th oct 2013 17:36.re:uss zumwalt.wish you luck with your model.regards to your friend arne in ostend.i spent a few summer holidays in ostend,regards ben27
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