Calling Captain Kirk

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Quigley_Sharps, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Calling Captain Kirk

    Captain Kirk to command new Navy destroyer


    The commander of the U.S. Navy's sleek new guided-missile destroyer, which launched late last week in Maine, has a name to match its space-age look: Captain Kirk.

    Captain James Kirk, the prospective commanding officer of USS Zumwalt, will lead the 610-foot vessel, the Navy's largest destroyer and first of three new Zumwalt-class ships "designed for littoral operations and land attack," the Navy said.


    Kirk, a native of Bethesda, Md., was commissioned at the U.S. Naval Academy in 1990 and has served in a variety posts as a "surface warfare officer," according to his online bio. "Ashore, Captain Kirk has served as Executive Assistant to the Navy’s Chief of Legislative Affairs and as an Action Officer on the Joint Staff."

    Kirk obtained a master's degrees in national security studies at the U.S. Naval War College and U.S. Army War College, where he undoubtedly heard more than his share of "Star Trek" jokes.

    The ship, which was moved from dry dock in Bath, Maine, to a pier on the Kennebec River on Friday, is loaded with new technologies, including "radar reflecting angles, a striking inward-sloping tumblehome hull" and advanced gun system.

    The lead ship and class are named in honor of former Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Elmo R. "Bud" Zumwalt Jr., who served as chief of naval operations from 1970 to 1974.

    According to the Navy, construction on the first Zumwalt is "more than 87 percent complete," with remaining work on the hull scheduled to be completed before delivery in late 2014.

    So who will serve as Capt. Kirk's "Spock" on the Zumwalt? According to the Navy, it's Cmdr. Jeffrey W. Hickox, who was named prospective executive officer of the ship.
  2. Rabid

    Rabid Monkey

    Science fiction, Hmmmm LXG+Movie+Nutilus.
  3. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey

    Someone may have a sense of humor?
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  4. gunbunny

    gunbunny Never Trust A Bunny

    The captain appears to be busy...
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  5. gunbunny

    gunbunny Never Trust A Bunny

    The funny thing about that vessel- if you took the average person from the turn of the last century they would identify it as a Dreadnought.

    I guess we have come full circle.

    The next thing they would probably ask is "Where the hell are the guns?"

    Last edited: Nov 5, 2013
  6. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey

    Embareced to say, but, was going to say that. could not think of how to spell it. Was thinking there where gun ports along the side. And all that decorative scroll work along the hull would decrease the efficiency of the hull...
  7. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    LOL[lolol]Dont, this pic is the Nautilus, Sinbad's "sword of the Sea"! it is the top pic in post #1 that relates to Capt, Kirk's new chariot. LXG+Movie+Nutilus.
  8. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey

    Ok.. Ok.. Was still thinking of the Zumwalt. And of the sword... I am just going to try and save some face here and blame it on the snow, voting day, and , and , IT'S ALL OBAMA's fault!! or Bush's fault!!
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