USS MONTPELIER is the 15th improved submarine in the LOS ANGELES - class of fast attack submarines and the 23rd ship in her class built by Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: February 6, 1987|
|Keel laid: May 19, 1989|
|Launched: August 23, 1991|
|Commissioned: March 13, 1993|
|Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding Co., Newport News, Va.|
|Propulsion system: one nuclear reactor|
|Length: 360 feet (109.73 meters)|
|Beam: 33 feet (10 meters)|
|Draft: 32,15 feet (9.8 meters)|
Surfaced: approx. 6,000 tons
Submerged: approx. 6,900 tons
Surfaced: approx. 15 knots
Submerged: approx. 32 knots
|Armament: Harpoon and Tomahawk missiles from VLS-tubes, four 533 mm torpedo Tubes for Mk-48 torpedoes, ability to lay mines|
|Cost: approx. $900 million|
|Homeport: Norfolk, VA|
|Crew: 13 Officers, 116 Enlisted|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS MONTPELIER. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
Accidents aboard USS MONTPELIER:
|October 13, 2012||off Jacksonville, Fla.||While rising to periscope depth, the USS MONTPELIER collides with the USS SAN JACINTO (CG 56) while both vessels are conducting exercises off the coast of Florida. The collision occurred at approx. 3.30pm local time and appearently caused damage to SAN JACINTO's sonar dome, however, MONTPELIER's nuclear propulsion system was not damaged.|
USS MONTPELIER Image Gallery:
The photos below were taken by me and show the MONTPELIER at Naval Base Norfolk, Va., on May 6, 2012.