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US Navy's largest-ever destroyer joins the fleet

Under clear skies and to the music of brass bands, the USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) has formally been commissioned into the United States Navy. On Saturday at 6:20 pm EDT, Captain James A Kirk took command of the next-generation multimission Zumwalt-class destroyer at North Locust Point in Baltimore before a crowd of Navy officers, government officials and invited guests. After reading his official orders, Captain Kirk had the US flag and commissioning pennant raised on the superstructure of the Zumwalt, marking the ship's entry into active service.
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