This American NEW Submarine Shocked The World. Montana is the fourth largest state in size, but the eighth least populous in the country. It is also quite a way from the sea, but now the future Virginia-class submarine USS Montana (SSN 794) will honor the Treasure State. This past weekend the U.S. Navy christened the fast-attack submarine at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding Division. Construction of the boat began in 2015, and the submarine will be delivered to the U.S. Navy late next year.
Three members of the crew of the new fast attack submarine hail from the state of Montana. During this past weekend’s ceremony, a replacement of the bell that sailed on the first USS Montana (ACR-13) was rung. It was formally presented to the crew and will be part of the submarine for its entire service life.
1. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic the ceremony was held virtually.
2. Newest Virginia-Class.
3. Honoring the Big Sky Country.