Captain Kirk to Command New Warship
Captain Kirk to Command New Warship

The U.S. Navy’s new space-age guided-missile destroyer, which launched late last week in Maine, will be skippered by Captain Kirk.

The prospective commanding officer of USS Zumwalt, Captain James Kirk 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.”

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