The USS Gerald R. Ford, the USS New York and the USS Zumwalt are names of some of the most modern warships in the United States Navy. Many of them are the first or one of the first in a new class of navy ships designed to fight long into the future in a rapidly changing battlespace.
The USS Gerald R. Ford is the first aircraft carrier of the new class of carriers named after the 38th president. The ships are similar to the previous Nimitz-class carriers but sport many new features and technology upgrades. Despite being almost the same size, the Ford class carrier operates with 4,660 crewmen instead of the 5,600 needed on its predecessor.
The New York is one of the most state-of-the-art ships in the American fleet. The ship is a San Antonio Class LPD. It provides all of the amphibious assault tools needed to get Marines ashore swiftly and stealthily. The bow of the New York is forged out of steel from the wreckage of the World Trade center as a reminder of the ship's purpose.
The USS Zumwalt is the lead ship of the Navy's new Zumwalt class of stealth destroyers. Despite being a 14,500-ton warship, the Zumwalt leaves a radar cross section barely the size of a fishing boat. It is the next generation missile delivery system designed to dispatch anywhere in the world and engage land, sea or air-based targets.