Feb. 5 (UPI) -- A next generation destroyer named for a Medal of Honor recipient successfully completed acceptance trials, the Navy announced on Monday.
The Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey reviewed the USS Michael Monsoor and its crew on Feb. 1 in order to evaluate the ship's construction and compliance with Navy regulations.
Many of the ship's onboard systems and processes "exceeded Navy specifications," the Navy said.
"DDG 1001 performed exceedingly well during acceptance trials," Capt. Kevin Smith, DDG 1000 class program manager, Program Executive Office Ships, said in a press release. "The industry and Navy team worked together to incorporate lessons learned from DDG 1000. The trials once again demonstrated how truly powerful and exceptional these ships are."
The USS Michael Monsoor is a Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyer and next-generation surface combatant ship that is capable of conducting anti-air warfare, anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface warfare while operating within carrier strike, surface action, amphibious ready and underway replenishment groups.
The ship is named for Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Monsoor, a Navy SEAL who was killed in Ramadi, Iraq, in 2006.
The ship was christened in June 2016 at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard.
Monsoor's mother, the ship's sponsor, broke a champagne bottle against DDG 1001's bow to make the christening official.
Bath Iron Works currently has five more destroyers scheduled for construction.