USS MOMSEN DDG 92
The Momsen (DDG 92) is the U.S. Navy's 42nd Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer and was named in honor of Vice Admiral Charles B. "Swede" Momsen (1896-1967) who 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 keel was laid down on November 16, 2001, at Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. She was launched on July 19 and christened on August 9, 2003. Ms. Evelyn Momsen Hailey, the daughter of Adm. Momsen, served as sponsor of the ship. Cmdr. Edward F. Kenyon is the prospective commanding officer.
August 28, 2004 USS Momsen was commissioned during a ceremony at Panama City, Fla. She is the Navy’s first ship to carry the Remote Minehunting System, an unmanned craft that seeks out underwater mines to protect the ship and Sailors.
October 8, USS Momsen arrived in San Francisco, in a Parade of Ships, to participate in Fleet Week 2004. The Parade of Ships marked the official beginning of the 24th annual celebration.
October 15, The Momsen arrived at its homeport of Naval Station (NAVSTA) Everett, Wash., after a three-day Tiger Cruise from San Francisco, completing the two-month transit from Bath, Maine.
March 31, 2005 A burial at sea ceremony was held aboard the USS Momsen, to honor the passing of Capt. Charles Bowers Momsen, Jr., the son of Adm. Charles "Swede" Momsen. The ceremony took place where the Straits of Juan the Fuca and Straits of Gergia merge into the Pacific waters of the Puget Sound.
August 19, Cmdr. Patrick M. Kelly relieved Cmdr. Edward F. Kenyon as CO of the Momsen.
January 26, 2006 The guided-missile destroyer successfully completed a two-week Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX), off the coast of southern California, with the USS Peleliu ESG-3, but will not deploy with the Strike Group next month.
April 6, USS Momsen departed Naval Station Everett for its maiden deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism.
September 22, USS Momsen returned to homeport after a six-month cruise, conducting training and operations throughout Southeast Asia and the western Pacific in the U.S. 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AoR). The ship made six stops during the deployment, including visits to Malaysia, Guam, Republic of the Philippines, Australia and Hawaii.
November 9, DDG 92 is currently off the coast of southern California, as part of the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Carrier Strike Group, participating in a large-scale joint operations with the John C. Stennis (CVN 74) CSG.
February 20, 2007 The Momsen departed Everett, Wash., for a scheduled operational workups.
April 23, Cmdr. Michael C. Sparks relieved Cmdr. Patrick M. Kelly as CO of the USS Momsen.
April 24, The guided-missile destroyer transited from Pier Alfa to Pier Bravo at Naval Station Everett in preparation for its Selected Restricted Availability (SRA).
November 5, USS Momsen is currently participating in a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), with the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) CSG, in the SOCAL Op. Area.
January 20, 2008 The Momsen is currently participating in a Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX).
March 14, USS Momsen departed homeport for a scheduled Middle East deployment.
April 20, The guided-missile destroyer departed Muara Harbor, Brunei, after a three-day port call.
May 9, DDG 92 departed Mombasa, Kenya, after a three-day port visit.
July 1, USS Momsen departed Victoria, Seychelles, where the crew spent five days exploring its culture and conducting community relations projects.
July 27, The Momsen departed Limassol, Cyprus, after a two-day port call.
October 12, USS Momsen returned to Naval Station Everett after a seven-month deployment in support of Maritime Security Operations (MSO).
October 31, Cmdr. Robert W. Bodvake relieved Cmdr. Michael C. Sparks as comanding officer of the Momsen.
February 18, 2009 The guided-missile destroyer returned to homeport after a scheduled workup off the coast of southern California.
July 28, DDG 92 arrived in Seattle, Wash., to participate in the 60th Seafair celebration.
September 24, The Momsen pulled into Vancouver, Canada, for a three-day port visit.
July 8, 2010 Cmdr. Jay D. Wylie relieved Cmdr. Robert W. Bodvake as CO of the Momsen during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship.
July 15, USS Momsen, along with USS Shoup (DDG 86), departed Everett to participate in a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), off the coast of southern California, in preparation for the upcoming deployment as part of USS Abraham Lincoln CSG.
September 7, USS Momsen departed Everett for a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet Areas of Responsibility.
October 27, The guided-missile destroyer moored at Harbor Master Pier (HMP) West in Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, for a six-day port call.
November 4, DDG 92 pulled into Shimonoseki, Japan, for a goodwill port visit.
November 18, USS Momsen arrived in Male, Republic of Maldives, to work with the Maldives Coast Guard to improve maritime domain awareness (MDA) capabilities within the island nation's exclusive economic zone.
December 31, The Momsen recently arrived in Victoria, Seychelles, for a scheduled port call.
January 5, 2011 Sailors assigned to the Momsen provided medical assistance to Iranian fishing vessel, approximately 400 n.m. north of Seychelles, off the coast of Somalia. DDG 92 is currently is assigned to Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, supporting counter-piracy operations in the Somali Basin and Gulf of Aden.
February 2, USS Momsen and USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) disrupted a pirate attack on Panamanian flagged merchant vessel Duqm, in the Gulf of Oman.
February 9, The guided-missile destroyer anchored in Patong Bay for a scheduled port visit to Phuket, Thailand.
March 24, USS Momsen returned to homeport after six-and-a-half month deployment.
April 27, Rear Adm. Mark D. Guadagnini, Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9, relieved Cmdr. Jay D. Wylie due to a "loss of confidence in his ability to command stemming from allegations of misconduct." Capt. Mark A. Johnson, deputy commander of Destroyer Squadron 9, assumed temporary command of the Momsen.
May 20, Cmdr. Matthew P. Roberts relieved Capt. Mark A. Johnson as the 7th CO of Momsen.
September 25, USS Momsen is currently participating in a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), off the coast of southern California, as part of the Lincoln Carrier Strike Group.
November 18, Capt. Carol A. Hottenrott relieved Capt. Mark A. Johnson as Commodore, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9, during a change-of-command ceremony aboard the Momsen at Naval Station Everett.
December 7, USS Momsen departed Everett for a scheduled deployment.
January 6, 2012 The Momsen pulled into Port Klang, Malaysia, for a six-day port call.
March 5, DDG 92 pulled into Salalah, Oman, for a routine port call to take some fuel and supplies.
March 26, USS Momsen arrived in Jebel Ali, U.A.E., for an extended port call.
June 4, The Momsen anchored in Patong Bay for a port visit to Phuket, Thailand.
June 28, The guided-missile destroyer departed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, after a brief port visit to embark friends and family members for a Tiger Cruise.
July ?, USS Momsen returned to Naval Station Everett after a seven-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet Areas of Responsibility.
October 14, The Momsen is currently participating in a Task Group Exercise (TGEX) with the Canadian naval forces, off the coast of Vancouver Island, through Oct. 22.
March 15, 2013 Cmdr. Elaine A. Collins relieved Cmdr. Matthew P. Roberts as commanding officer of DDG 92.
April 22, USS Momsen departed homeport for a scheduled western Pacific deployment.
May 21, The Momsen arrived in Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia, to participate in the first phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2013 exercise. USS Tortuga (LSD 46) and USNS Safeguard (T-ARS 50) are also participating; Underway for at-sea phase from May 24-26; Inport Tanjung Priok again from May 26-29.
June 7, DDG 92 moored at Harbor Master Pier (HMP) East in Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, for a week-long port call; Inport Yokosuka again on June 18 or earlier; Underway on June 26.
July 3, USS Momsen moored at Port of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, for a four-day port visit to celebrate the Independence Day.
July 16, The guided-missile destroyer is currently participating in a biennial joint exercise Talisman Sabre 2013, off the coast of Queensland, Australia, as part of the USS George Washington (CVN 73) CSG.
July 29, USS Momsen moored at Garden Island Naval Base in Sydney, Australia, for a scheduled port visit.
August 22, USS Momsen returned to Everett, Wash., after a four-month underway period.
November 5, U.S. Coast Guard helicopter provided emergency medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) of a sailor who reportedly severed part of a finger aboard the Momsen, while the ship was underway 75 miles west of Coos Bay, Ore.
November 13, The Momsen is currently underway for Group Sail operations with the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) CSG in the SOCAL Op. Area.
January 7, 2014 Vigor Shipyards Inc., Seattle, Wash., was awarded a $33,1 million modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-4401) for the USS Momsen's Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA). Work is expected to be completed by October.
August 21, Cmdr. Javier Gonzalez relieved Cmdr. Elaine A. Collins as CO of the USS Momsen during a change-of-command ceremony at Vigor Shipyard.