USS Momsen (DDG-92)

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The USS Momsen
Career (United States)
Namesake: Charles Momsen
Ordered: 6 March 1998
Builder: Bath Iron Works
Laid down: 16 November 2001
Launched: 19 July 2003
Commissioned: 28 August 2004
Homeport: NAVSTA Everett, Washington
Motto: Rise Above
Status: in active service, as of 2024
Badge: 150px
General characteristics
Class and type: Arleigh Burke class destroyer
Displacement: 9,200 long tons (9,300 t)
Length: 509 ft 6 in (155.30 m)
Beam: 66 ft (20 m)
Draught: 31 ft (9.4 m)
Propulsion: 4 × General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines, 2 shafts, 100,000 shp (75 MW)
Speed: >30 knots - 56 km/h
Complement: 380 officers and enlisted men
Armament: • 1 × 64-cell & 1 × 32-cell Mk 41 vertical launch systems:
  96 × RIM-66 SM-2, BGM-109 Tomahawk, RUM-139 VL-ASROC, or RIM-162 ESSM missiles
• 1 × 5 in / 62 calibre (127 mm), 2 × 25 mm, 4 × 12.7 mm guns
• 2 × Mk 46 triple torpedo tubes
1 x 20 mm Phalanx 1B Baseline 1 CIWS
Aircraft carried: 2 × MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopters

The USS Momsen (DDG-92) is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the United States Navy.

The Momsen is the twenty-sixth destroyer of the Arleigh Burke class to be built by Bath Iron Works. She is named after Vice Admiral Charles B. "Swede" Momsen of Flushing, Queens, New York (1896–1967). Vice Admiral Momsen made many contributions to the Navy such as the invention of the Momsen Lung when he was assigned to the Bureau of Construction and Repair. Momsen was also involved in the first successful rescue of a crew of a sunken submarine, USS Squalus (SS-192), and subsequently supervised the salvage of the boat.

The USS Momsen's keel was laid on 16 November 2001. She was launched on 19 July 2003, sponsored by the Admiral's daughter, Evelyn Momsen Hailey. The Momsen was commissioned on 28 August 2004, at Panama City, Florida, with Commander Edward Kenyon as her first captain.[1]

As of 2008, the Momsen is serving in the Pacific Fleet, homeported in NAVSTA Everett, Washington, and assigned to Destroyer Squadron 9.

The construction of the Momsen and the USS Chafee (DDG-90), from initial steelcutting to sea trials, was documented in the Discovery Channel television special Destroyer: Forged in Steel. The destroyers were not referenced by name, but their numbers were visible on their prows.[2]

Ship history

On 6 April 2006, Momsen departed Naval Station Everett for her maiden deployment. During the six-month cruise, the ship conducted training and operations throughout Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. Momsen returned home from its highly successful maiden deployment on 22 September 2006.[3]

Momsen departed for her second deployment on 14 March 2008 alongside the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) Carrier Strike Group. During her deployment, Momsen provided critical humanitarian assistance for two foreign vessels, a stranded cargo vessel with engine problems and a former hijacked merchant vessel requiring food, water and medical attention. She returned home on 13 October 2008 after a seven month underway period.[4]

In September 2009 Momsen was rumored to have run aground in Canadian Waters. However, no damage to the vessel was sustained and these rumors are unfounded.[5]


This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain.

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Momsen arriving home in Everett, September 2006

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