MONTANA is Delivered to the Navy – and Commissioning Date is Set! (posted 3/14/22)

Today Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding announced that it has delivered the future USS MONTANA to the U.S. Navy! The commanding officer of the MONTANA, Commander Jon Quimby, commented to the USS Montana Committee late today that the delivery and the corresponding acceptance of SSN 794 by the Navy together represent a major milestone toward commissioning of the submarine … Read More

MONTANA at Sea (posted 2/7/22)

The future USS MONTANA has gone to sea for the first time! As this report is posted, SSN 794 is underway in the Atlantic Ocean for sea trials that began last week. We’re very pleased and proud to have a powerful video look at the MONTANA in her first, or Alpha, sea trials phase. Provided by Huntington Ingalls Industries, the … Read More

MONTANA Bell Tour: Powerful Moments, with More Ahead… (posted 12/4/21)

At each event where the unique ship’s bell of the future USS MONTANA is rung to honor our veterans, our active duty military’s future veterans, and first responders, there is a special common reaction. Tears of emotion and gratitude. Two recent bell tour events were special in their own ways, and another will be. On November 15 in Great Falls, … Read More

CO & COB Visit Montana, Win Hearts over 9/11 Weekend (posted 9/19/21)

In friendly, powerful and emotive ways, many Montanans met the new commanding officer of the future USS MONTANA and its Chief of the Boat recently. And in the process they were reminded of the dedication of our military to remembering…and protecting. Commander Jon Quimby, Commanding Officer of PCU MONTANA (SSN 794) since July, and Master Chief Tim Baldwin, Chief of … Read More

USS MONTANA Ship’s Bell Honor Events on 9/11 Weekend 2021 (posted 8/23/21)

When the young sailors of the future USS MONTANA (SSN 794) take their nuclear-powered fast attack submarine on patrol in defense of our nation, they will carry with them values and courage from their namesake state – and a powerful symbol of them. The warship will carry a new ship’s bell, cast as a submarine-sized replica of the bell aboard … Read More

Progress! On Key Milestones – and Even the Big Sky Saloon… (posted 8/19/21)

Progress continues on board the future USS MONTANA. Commanding Officer CDR Jon Quimby reports that since last month’s reactor certification was completed, other significant milestones have been accomplished along the way to delivery of the MONTANA to the Navy. “First,” says CDR Quimby, “we opened up the ‘Big Sky Saloon’, the nickname of MONTANA’s galley. For our first official meal … Read More

MONTANA’s First CO to Major Nuclear Officer Selection Post; New CO Focused on Next Milestones Toward Commissioning (posted 8/7/21)

Even with normal Navy career progressions and transitions, the pace continues to be fast for Montana’s future namesake warship! At last month’s Change of Command ceremony in which Captain Michael Delaney turned over command of PCU MONTANA to Commander Jon Quimby, both were commended by Commodore, and Commander of Submarine Squadron Six, Jeff Juergens. As part of the ceremony filled … Read More