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US Navy Destroyer USS Zumwalt Reaches San Diego Following Early Issues During Transit
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The US Navy's most technologically advanced surface combatant, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), completed her journey to San Diego Thursday, Dec. 8. Zumwalt's arrival to her new Southern California homeport concluded a nearly four-month transit from Bath, Maine, which included training operations, various port calls, and a commissioning ceremony in Baltimore. Zumwalt departed Bath Iron Works shipyard Sept. 7 and made several port visits to eastern U.S. Navy fleet concentration areas, such as Norfolk and Mayport, Florida.
 
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US Navy Destroyer USS Zumwalt Reaches San Diego Following Early Issues During Transit
 
The US Navy's most technologically advanced surface combatant, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), completed her journey to San Diego Thursday, Dec. 8. Zumwalt's arrival to her new Southern California homeport concluded a nearly four-month transit from Bath, Maine, which included training operations, various port calls, and a commissioning ceremony in Baltimore. Zumwalt departed Bath Iron Works shipyard Sept. 7 and made several port visits to eastern U.S. Navy fleet concentration areas, such as Norfolk and Mayport, Florida.
     
Zumwalt DDG 1000 San Diego 1SAN DIEGO (Dec. 8, 2016) The Navy's most technologically advanced surface ship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), steams through San Diego Bay after the final leg of her three-month journey en route to her new homeport in San Diego. Zumwalt will now begin installation of combat systems, testing and evaluation and operation integration with the fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Zachary Bell/Released)
     
"We have looked forward to pulling in to San Diego for a long time," said USS Zumwalt Commanding Officer Capt. James A. Kirk, about the crew's excitement to arrive in San Diego. "I can't express enough, how proud I am of the crew's hard work in bringing Zumwalt to the West Coast."

Due to Zumwalt's status as a unique, first-in-class ship, Sailors were engaged in training evolutions far away from San Diego in various ports, after reporting for duty to the pre-commissioning unit command in Bath. The crew of the Zumwalt took custody of the ship in May and rapidly made final preparations to take the new class of destroyer out to sea. The Sailors went through taxing training and certification events before receiving authorization to depart the shipyard.
     
Zumwalt DDG 1000 San Diego 2SAN DIEGO (Dec. 8, 2016) The Navy's most technologically advanced surface ship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), steams through San Diego Bay after the final leg of her three-month journey en route to her new homeport in San Diego. Zumwalt will now begin installation of combat systems, testing and evaluation and operation integration with the fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Zachary Bell/Released)
     
Its journey to San Diego Naval Base didn't go flawlessly: The Zumwalt broke down twice. The first time off the coast of Virginia and then while it was transiting the Panama Canal. The destroyer required weeks of repairs to the lubrication systems that cool its propulsion shafts.