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USS Montpelier (SSN-765)
Career
Name: USS Montpelier
Namesake: The City of Montpelier, Vermont
Awarded: 6 February 1987
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company
Laid down: 19 May 1989
Launched: 23 August 1991
Commissioned: 13 March 1993
Homeport: Norfolk, Virginia
Motto: Audaces Fortuna Juvat
("Fortune Favors the Bold")
Nickname: "Mighty Monty"
Status: in active service, as of 2010
Badge: 765insig.png
General characteristics
Class and type: Los Angeles-class submarine
Displacement: 6,000 long tons (6,096 t) light
6,927 long tons (7,038 t) full
927 long tons (942 t) dead
Length: 110.3 m (361 ft 11 in)
Beam: 10 m (32 ft 10 in)
Draft: 9.4 m (30 ft 10 in)
Propulsion: S6G nuclear reactor
Complement: 12 officers, 98 men
Armament: 4 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes

USS Montpelier (SSN-765), a Los Angeles-class submarine, was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for Montpelier, Vermont. The contract to build her was awarded to Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in Newport News, Virginia on 6 February 1987 and her keel was laid down on 19 May 1989. She was launched on 23 August 1991 sponsored by Mrs. Nancy Hayes Sununu, and commissioned on 13 March 1993 with Commander Victor Fiebig in command.

She was the first submarine to launch Tomahawk cruise missiles in Operation Iraqi Freedom. She would go on to fire all 20 missiles earning her a "clean sweep" under the command of CDR. William J. Frake.

The "Mighty Monty" is stationed in Norfolk, Virginia

Awards

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medals 23 March - 31 March 1997
1 April - 24 June 1997
Armed Forces Service Medals 4 April - 28 April 1995
13 March - 3 June 1995
NATO Medal March - June 1995
Navy Unit Commendation March - June 1995

January-July 2003

Navy Expeditionary Medal July - December 1998
Arctic Service Ribbon July - December 1998

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References

This article includes information collected from the public domain sources Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships and Naval Vessel Register.

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