After nine lengthy months at the Vigor Shipyards in Seattle, the guided missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92) has completed scheduled repairs and upgrades and returned to Naval Station Everett, Dec. 2.
Over the course of the drydock period which began in February, Vigor employees and Momsen Sailors worked hand-in-hand to complete several systems modernizations, underwater hull restoration, shaft restoration and bow strengthening.
Cmdr. Javier Gonzalez, Momsen’s commanding officer, said that the crew will continue grooming the vessel’s combat systems at Naval Station Everett in preparation for the basic phase of training.
Momsen is an Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer, built by Bath Iron Works in Maine and commissioned Aug. 28, 2004. The ship is a multi-mission surface combatant capable of anti-air, anti-surface, anti-submarine, and strike warfare.
The ship can operate independently or in conjunction with a carrier strike group, surface action group, or amphibious ready group.
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