Today we got to sit of the breakwater rocks and see seeing something REALLY different - we got to watch the USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) coming into Mayport. The Zumwalt is the first of its class - a guided missile destroyer for the United States Navy and the first ship to be named for Admiral Elmo Zumwalt.
The Zumwalt has stealth capabilities, having a radar cross-section akin to a fishing boat despite her large size. On 7 December 2015, Zumwalt began her sea trial preparatory to joining the Pacific Fleet. The ship was commissioned in Baltimore on 15 October 2016 and is now on her way to her homeport in San Diego, California. She cost $1.4 billion dollars to build and the Zumwalt's commanding officer is Captain James A. Kirk who attracted quite a bit of media attention when he was first named captain, due to the similarity of his name to that of the Star Trek television character Captain James T. Kirk, played by William Shatner. Shatner wrote a letter of support to Zumwalt's crew in April 2014.