140412-N-PM781-001 BATH, Maine (April 12, 2014) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus speaks with media before the christening ceremony for the Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyer (DDG) 1000. The ship, the first of three Zumwalt-class destroyers, will provide independent forward presence and deterrence, support special operations forces and operate as part of joint and combined expeditionary forces. 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 1970-1974. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arif Patani/Released)
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