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USS Montpelier (SSN 765)

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
Propellers: one
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: Groton, Conn.
Crew: 13 Officers, 116 Enlisted

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Crew List:

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.

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Accidents aboard USS MONTPELIER:

October 13, 2012off 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.

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The photos below were taken by me and show the MONTPELIER at Naval Base Norfolk, Va., on May 6, 2012.

The photo below was taken by Steven Collingwood and shows the MONTPELIER departing Naval Base Norfolk, Va., for a 6-month deployment on August 5, 2015. The cruise took her to the Mediterranean and Persian Gulf. Port visits included Souda Bay, Greece; Hidd, Bahrain; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates; and Toulon, France.

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