(USS Zumwalt/Photo by Justin Robertson - Facebook)

The Esquimalt naval base is currently playing host to the U.S. Navy’s largest warship, the USS Zumwalt.

The destroyer vessel pulled into the shipyard at around 3 p.m. on Monday, March 11th, after departing from San Diego on April 8th for its first operational underway.

We’re live for the arrival of USS ZumwaltCommander, U.S. Third Fleet

Posted by CFB BFC Esquimalt on Monday, March 11, 2019

USS Zumwalt is the U.S. Navy’s newest destroyer and features a state-of-the-art electric propulsion system, wave-piercing tumblehome hull, stealth design and the latest war fighting technology and weaponry available.

“My crew has been looking forward to continued testing and operations at sea, leveraging the newly installed capabilities of this platform,” said commanding officer, Captain Andrew Carlson.

“Our primary focus is executing a safe underway, while building both competence and confidence in operating Zumwalt across the spectrum of naval warfare.”

The Zumwalt is a part of the U.S. Third Fleet which leads naval forces in the Pacific and provides the relevant training necessary for an effective global Navy.

It is 610 ft long and has the capacity to accommodate a wide array of surface, submarine, and aviation missions.

Have you spotted the massive warship yet?

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