The U.S. Navy is holding a commissioning ceremony for the future USS Michael Monsoor destroyer on Saturday at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, Calif., the Department of Defense said Wednesday.
The second Zumwalt-class destroyer will be deployed to support naval, joint or combined maritime missions including aviation, surface and undersea operations. The vessel’s features include a vertical launch system fitted with large cells, a fight deck that can accommodate multiple unmanned aerial vehicles and two MH-60R aircrafts. USS Michael Monsoor will be homeported at NAS North Island following the ceremony.
The ship is designated as DDG 1001 and named after Michael Monsoor, a Navy SEAL officer who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for his service during his deployment to Iraq in 2006.