The U.S. Navy commissions the 21st Virginia-Class Submarine

The U.S.  Navy commissions the 21st Virginia-Class Submarine
The U.S. Navy commissions the 21st Virginia-Class Submarine

On Saturday, June 25, the United States Navy commissioned its twenty-first Virginia-class fast-attack submarine, USS Montana (SSN 794), at Naval Station Norfolk. The Virginia-class Block IV submarine USS Montana (SSN-794) is the third vessel of its kind.


Montana is designed for anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, special operations force delivery, strike warfare, irregular warfare, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and mine warfare missions.
The U.S.  Navy commissions the 21st Virginia-Class Submarine
Montana is 377 feet long, has a 34-foot beam, and will be able to dive to depths greater than 800 feet and operate at submerged speeds exceeding 25 knots. It has 136 Navy personnel on board. Montana was built as part of a teaming agreement between Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division and General Dynamics Electric Boat.
The U.S.  Navy commissions the 21st Virginia-Class Submarine