MONTANA Christened! (posted 9/12/20)

With a smash of the bottle and a spray of its sparkling wine, sponsor Sally Jewell proclaimed this morning, “I christen thee United States Ship Montana! God Bless this submarine and all who sail in her!” This climax of a moving and meaningful virtual christening ceremony marked the future USS MONTANA’s readiness for launch, and the beginning of a final … Read More

MONTANA Christening Date Set / Float Launched /Crew Plans 7.94km Run (posted 7/3/20)

The christening, or ceremonial naming of the Montana’s namesake warship in connection with its launching is now scheduled for September 12! This is the ceremony during which our Ship Sponsor, Sally Jewell, is expected to break a bottle of sparkling wine against the hull of PCU MONTANA SSN 794, proclaiming the traditional words, “”In the name of the United States, … Read More

Future USS MONTANA Gets a Float (posted 6/12/20)

Big Sky Country support for the future USS MONTANA and her crew members comes in many, often surprising, ways — and delights us every time we see it! Consider the MONTANA float now being scheduled to travel the state as parades and other events are being re-scheduled. Thanks to the Montana Chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) … Read More

CO on COVID-19 and PCU MONTANA: Mission Not Deterred (posted 6/4/20)

In view of the global novel coronavirus pandemic and reports of effects across all sectors of our society, we recently asked the commanding officer of PCU (pre-commissioning unit) MONTANA about how things are going with its construction and the crew’s training. Here is Commander Michael Delaney’s response: COVID-19 has not deterred the mission to deliver PCU MONTANA to the Navy … Read More

Crew Training Intensifies as Boat Completion Comes Closer (posted 4/26/20)

With the future USS MONTANA (currently designated PCU, or Pre-Commissioning Unit MONTANA SSN 794) now more than 80% completed, the crew’s training has ramped up considerably. When MONTANA is commissioned into the U.S. Navy fleet, likely in late 2021, she’ll be the most modern submarine afloat, with her crew among the best-trained anywhere. We recently asked the MONTANA’s Commanding Officer, … Read More

Spirit of 1908 USS MONTANA to live aboard future nuclear namesake: Ship’s bell replica to be proposed for future USS MONTANA (posted 12/17/19)

With leading-edge technology application provided by a Montana company, the future USS MONTANA – a Virginia Class nuclear-powered fast attack submarine with its own leading-edge ability to defend our nation – has moved a step closer to having a bit of namesake legacy aboard when it patrols in dangerous parts of the world. That’s because the USS Montana Committee is … Read More