US Navy Guided-missile Destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92) Arrives in Goa, India
US Navy Guided-missile Destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92) Arrives in Goa, India

US Navy Guided-missile Destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92) Arrives in Goa, India

U.S. Navy Guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92) arrived in Goa, India, April 23 for a scheduled port visit.
Sailors aboard Momsen will be able to experience a new culture and appreciate all that India has to offer.
For many Sailors, this port visit will be their first time in India. The Momsen’s arrival provides opportunity for Sailors to engage with the culture and community of Goa. The Momsen is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.

“I can’t wait to see the architecture in Goa,” says Sonar Technician (Surface) 3rd Class Jacob Lynch, from Albuquerque, New Mexico. “I love history, so I am excited to have the chance to see some of the important churches and landmarks in the area. We also plan to go hiking and see the natural side of the area, too. Of course, I am just as excited to try some new foods. I joined the Navy to travel, and now I’m going to be in an entirely new country. It’s one of the perks of the job.”

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US Navy Guided-missile Destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92) Arrives in Goa, India
A ceremonial band plays for the arrival of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92) in Goa, India for a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lily Gebauer)

USS Momsen (DDG-92) is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in service with the United States Navy. 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, and subsequently supervised the salvage of the boat.

Momsen’s keel was laid on 16 November 2001. She was launched on 19 July 2003, sponsored by Admiral Momsen’s daughter, Evelyn Momsen Hailey. Momsen was commissioned on 28 August 2004, at Panama City, Florida. The construction of Momsen and sister ship Chafee, from initial steelcutting to sea trials, was documented on the Discovery Channel television special Destroyer: Forged in Steel. The destroyers were not referenced by name, but their numbers were visible on their prows. As of 2019, Momsen is serving in the Pacific Fleet, homeported in NAVSTA Everett, Washington, and recently assigned to Destroyer Squadron 31 based at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

US Navy Guided-missile Destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92) Arrives in Goa, India
US Navy Guided-missile Destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92) Arrives in Goa, India

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