New Navy Destroyer.... But, Get This....

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Harbinger, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. Harbinger

    Harbinger Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    So, here's the Navy's newest destroyer....

    http://www.businessinsider.com/zumwalt-destroyer-navy-2013-10

    However, this is the funny part. Check out the name of the Captain / current prospective commanding officer.... :rommie:

    http://www.public.navy.mil/surfor/ddg1000/Pages/bio1.aspx#.UnF_NxAlgnZ

    :rommie:
     
  2. Pondwater

    Pondwater Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    :lol: Quite interesting.
     
  3. JarodRussell

    JarodRussell Vice Admiral Admiral

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    That's awesome.
     
  4. Locutus of Bored

    Locutus of Bored The Mod Awakens Moderator

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    Canon violation!!! Everyone knows Captain Kirk's only acceptable middle initials are "T" and "R." I can't imagine how anyone could associate T&A with Captain Kirk. :vulcan:

    Its commissioning is a bit of a ways off and a pretty different requirement from commanding destroyers, but it would be awesome if he got command of the next Enterprise. Make it happen, US Navy. :bolian:
     
  5. Pavonis

    Pavonis Commodore Commodore

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    I wonder what his career has been like. Has he been aiming for captain his whole time in service? Is he angling for command of an Enterprise? Does he have a Spock or a Scott in his command?
     
  6. Marten

    Marten Captain Captain

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    I like the ship. And the captain.
     
  7. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Awesome. Wonder what the dedication plaque says?
     
  8. Saga

    Saga Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Fascinating...
     
  9. J.T.B.

    J.T.B. Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    That will so never happen. They haven't sent 45 year old black shoe captains to flight school since about 1930. In 12 years he will probably be too senior to even fly his flag in her. They should have started planning all this around the time Star Trek VI came out.

    I think that's pretty safe to assume. On the way to admiral, anyway.

    Kind of funny to see an O-6 commanding a "destroyer." I know it's huge, but only about 150 crew.
     
  10. scotpens

    scotpens Vice Admiral Admiral

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    According to internet sources, there are over 1000 people named James Kirk in the U.S. It's not surprising that at least one of them is a Navy captain. Maybe there's a Capt. James Kirk in the Army, Air Force or Marine Corps as well. Or in a local police department somewhere.
     
  11. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Is this Captain Kirk actually a Trek fan?
     
  12. scotpens

    scotpens Vice Admiral Admiral

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    The USS Zumwalt:

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    I imagine some drunken old salt strolling by and saying, "The Navy must be crazy nowadays. They're building upside-down ships!" :)
     
  13. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    ^ Looks just a WEE bit Goa'uld-ish!
     
  14. Sector 7

    Sector 7 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Reminds me of Captain Nemo's Nautilus from League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
     
  15. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    Click.
     
  16. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I would like to marry that man.

    "This is my husband, Captain Kirk."
     
  17. JarodRussell

    JarodRussell Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Wonder what he has to say about that 3 years cadet to captain in a day stuff.
     
  18. Tom Hendricks

    Tom Hendricks There's a- a peck here with an acorn pointed at me Premium Member

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    When I served in the Air Force, I knew a Captain Kirk. I also knew a Major Battle and when he was promoted to Lt. Colonel Battle it just wasn't the same.
     
  19. JarodRussell

    JarodRussell Vice Admiral Admiral

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    The question is, how many of the parents of those 1000 James Kirks actually named them James because they are Star Trek fans?
     
  20. Captain S Crisp

    Captain S Crisp Ensign Newbie

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    I think it would be great just to be able to say "This is Captain James Kirk - commanding the USS Zumwalt". I wish him and the ship much success.