USS Montana (SSN-794)
Lead boat of Virginia class, USS Virginia (SSN-774)
|Namesake:||State of Montana|
|Ordered:||28 April 2014|
|Builder:||Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Virginia|
|Laid down:||16 May 2018|
|Sponsored by:||Sally Jewell|
|Commissioned:||To be delivered in May of 2020|
|Class and type:||Virginia-class submarine|
|Length:||377 ft (115 m)|
|Beam:||34 ft (10.4 m)|
|Draft:||32 ft (9.8 m)|
|Propulsion:||S9G reactor auxiliary diesel engine|
|Speed:||25 knots (46 km/h)|
|Endurance:||can remain submerged for up to 3 months|
|Test depth:||greater than 800 ft (244 m)|
|Armament:||12 VLS tubes, four 21 inch (530 mm) torpedo tubes for Mk-48 torpedoes BGM-109 Tomahawk|
Montana will be a Virginia-class submarine, honoring the U.S. State of Montana. Approximately 10% of Montana citizens have served in the Armed Forces. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced its name on 3 September 2015 at a ceremony hosted in Billings, Montana with U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-MT). She will be only the second commissioned warship bearing the name "Montana".
A contract modification for USS Oregon (SSN-793), Montana (SSN-794), and USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN-795) was initially awarded to General Dynamics Electric Boat for $594.7 million in April 2012. On 23 December 2014, they were awarded an additional $121.8 million contract modification to buy long lead-time material for the three Virginia-class submarines. The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat the contract to construct 10 Block IV Virginia-class submarines for $17.6 billion on 28 April 2014. Vermont commenced in May 2014 with the 10th boat scheduled for delivery in 2023.
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- US Navy homeport
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Michael Delaney will be the commander of the USS Montana.
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