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USS Montpelier returns to Naval Station Norfolk

USS Montpelier returns to Naval Station Norfolk

The USS Montpelier (SSN 765) returned to Naval Station Norfolk from deployment on Friday afternoon.
NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) — The USS Montpelier (SSN 765) returned to Naval Station Norfolk from deployment on Friday afternoon.

The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine is returning from the European Command area of responsibility where it supported national security interests and Maritime Security Operations.

During the deployment Montpelier traveled more than 38,319 nautical miles. They conducted port visits to Souda Bay, Crete; Manama, Bahrain; Jebel Ali, UAE; and Toulon, France.

Montpelier is the third ship in the U.S. Navy to be named for the city of Montpelier, Vt.

Built by the Newport News Shipbuilding Company and Drydock Company, the “Mighty Monty” was commissioned March 13, 1993. The submarine has a crew complement of 15 officers and 129 enlisted, 360-feet long, and can travel in excess of 25 knots.

The vessel arrived ahead of schedule, pulling into port around 3:30 p.m.

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