The Bookmark has launched an interactive 3D animated tour of the USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), the most technologically advanced surface ship in the world. The Zumwalt is the U.S. Navy’s new multi-purpose stealth guided-missile destroyer. The warship features a futuristic, inward-sloping “tumblehome” hull and backswept bow, both of which contribute to its low radar profile, giving it the radar signature of a 50-foot fishing boat. The ship measures 610 feet in length at the waterline, and its armament includes two advanced 155mm guns and 80 vertical launch missile cells. It carries two helicopters as well as rigid hull inflatable boats. (Best viewed on desktop or tablet while connected to Wifi.)
The Zumwalt packs two rocket-assisted, GPS-guided Advanced Gun System turrets with infinite ammo feed. Inside, a commercial-sized data center and multi-systems automation cut crew requirements in half. The destroyer has 80 missile bays that launch surface-to-surface, surface-to-air and anti-ballistic missiles. The Navy is even researching future weaponry including railguns and lasers. Zumwalt is a whole new class of next-generation destroyer. The first person to lead the USS Zumwalt—believe it or not—was a Captain James Kirk, although he has since been succeeded by Captain Scott Tait. Take the interactive tour of the USS Zumwalt on the Bookmark blog. Get a 360º look at the ship, see inside, and explore its futuristic design, systems and weaponry.