USS MONTGOMERY is the fourth INDEPENDENCE - class Littoral Combat Ship and the fourth ship in the Navy to bear the name of the capital of Alabama.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: December 29, 2010|
|Keel laid: June 25, 2013|
|Launched: August 6, 2014|
|Commissioned: September 10, 2016|
|Builder: Austal USA, Mobile, Ala.|
|Propulsion system: two LM2500 gas turbine engines, two diesel engines, four waterjets|
|Length: 418 feet (127.5 meters)|
|Beam: 104 feet (31.5 meters)|
|Draft: 13 feet (4 meters)|
|Displacement: approx. 3,104 tons full load|
|Speed: 47 knots|
|Armament: one Mk-110 57mm gun, one SeaRAM CIWS|
|Aircraft: two MH-60 helicopters|
|Homeport: San Diego, Calif.|
|Crew: 8 officers, 32 enlisted (two crews, a gold and a blue one) and up to 35 mission crew|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS MONTGOMERY. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
Accidents aboard USS MONTGOMERY:
|September 13, 2016||Gulf of Mexico|
USS MONTGOMERY suffers two unrelated engine casualties while proceeding from Mobile, Alabama, to her homeport of San Diego, Calif. The first casualty of the day was caused by a seawater leak in the hydraulic cooling system. A few hours later, the ship suffered a casualty to one of its gas turbine engines. AS a result, the MONTGOMERY was diverted to Mayport, Fla., for repairs.
|October 4, 2016||Naval Station Mayport, Fla.|
USS MONTGOMERY is hit hard by a tug while she is getting underway from Mayport to avoid Hurricane Matthew. The collision causes a foot-long crack on the starboard side of MONTGOMERY's hull approx. three feet above the waterline. Five strakes were also bent. After temporary repairs, the MONTGOMERY left Mayport and later proceeded to Naval Base Norfolk, Va.
The photo below was taken by Michael Jenning and shows the MONTGOMERY at Naval Base Norfolk, Va., on October 12, 2016. The location of the repaired collision damage is the painted-over area on the aft lower hull.
|October 29, 2016||Panama Canal|
While enroute to her homeport San Diego, Calif., the USS MONTGOMERY collides with the wall of a lock in the Panama Canal. At the time of the collision, the ship had a Panama Canal Pilot on board. MONTGOMERY suffered an 18-inch-long crack between her port quarter and transom plates.
USS MONTGOMERY Image Gallery:
The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the MONTGOMERY at Naval Base Norfolk, Va., on October 12, 2016. On the second photo the MONTGOMERY is being refueled by USNS PATUXENT (T-AO 201) while both ships are pierside.
The photos below were taken by Sebastian Thoma and show the MONTGOMERY at Naval Base San Diego, Calif., on December 20, 2016.
The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the MONTGOMERY at BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair for a Post Shakedown Availability (PSA) on October 11, 2017.