EVERETT — You may have noticed a new ship docked at Naval Station Everett, but it’s not here to stay.
The USS Michael Monsoor and its 150-member crew are set to visit the base a few more times this month as it stops for refueling and supplies while training near Canada. It’s set to leave by the end of October, Naval Station Everett spokesperson Kristin Ching said.
The $1.4 billion Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyer is one of the Navy’s newest ships, commissioned in January 2019 and stationed at Naval Base San Diego. The angular shape of the 610-foot-long vessel stands out among the Arleigh Burke-class destroyers that call Naval Station Everett home.
The ship is named after Petty Officer Second Class Michael A. Monsoor, a Navy SEAL posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. On Sept. 29, 2006 while serving in Ramadi, Iraq, Monsoor threw himself onto a grenade to save the lives of two of his comrades.
Inside the hat he wore through SEAL training, he wrote “You never quit” in permanent marker. It’s now displayed on the ship’s quarterdeck.