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Master Chief Dion Beauchamp, command master chief of the future guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), stands in front of the Chiefs Mess during the transfer of ownership ceremony in the hangar bay of the ship.
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BATH, Maine (May 20, 2016) Master Chief Dion Beauchamp, command master chief of the future guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), stands in front of the Chiefs Mess during the transfer of ownership ceremony in the hangar bay of the ship. The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of DDG 1000, the future USS Zumwalt destroyer May 20. Following a crew certification period and October commissioning ceremony in Baltimore, Zumwalt will transit to its homeport in San Diego for a Post Delivery Availability and Mission Systems Activation. DDG 1000 is the lead ship of the Zumwalt-class destroyers; next-generation multi-mission surface combatants tailored for land attack and littoral dominance. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Roger S. Duncan)

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