The New Stealth Destroyer Batman Would Love

Posted by October 16, 2016 Comment

I love comic book references when they take place in strange topics. This weekend as the newest stealth destroyer, the USS Zumwalt, was officially commissioned in Baltimore, MD, there was another comic book name drop by someone with real power.

zumwaltAdmiral Harry B. Harris, Jr., commander of the US Pacific Command where the new destroyer is assigned said:

If Batman had a ship, it would be the USS Zumwalt,

What makes it a stealth destroyer is the sharp edges in the design and how the weapons are all concealed behind flat surfaces. This makes the ship harder to pick up on radar.

According to the Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus:

It doesn’t look like other ships and it does things other ships cannot do. The ship also has an advanced power plant and weapon systems that can move the Navy into the future.

The ship is named after Admiral Elmo R. “Bud” Zumwalt Jr., a Bronze Star winner from World War II who also served in Korean and Vietnam and was chief of naval operations from 1970 to 1974.

The Zumwalt has two sister ships currently under construction, the Michael Mansoor and the Lyndon B. Johnson.

But the real important question here is… does it come in black?

[Source: CNN]

(Last Updated October 15, 2016 11:39 pm )

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.

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