Executive Officer - Lt. Cmdr. Jeremy Pelstring
Chief of the Boat - ETCS(SS) David Mencarini
|Length: 360 feet
||Speed: Greater than 25 knots
||Launched: Aug. 23, 1991|
|Breadth: 33 feet
||Depth: Greater than 800 feet
||Commissioned: March 13, 1993|
|Displacement: 6,900 tons
||Keel Laid: May 19, 1989
||Complement: 127 officers and enlisted crew|
The year was 1917, and President Woodrow Wilson had just declared war against Germany. More than 100 German vessels were operating in U.S. waters at the time, and were "requisitioned" by the United States. A steamer named Bochum was pressed into service and renamed Montpelier.
After wartime service as a Navy-operated Army transport ship, Montpelier was turned over to the Shipping Board in 1919. It was renamed Nevadan and continued in merchant service until 1950.
The second Montpelier (CL-57), a Cleveland-class cruiser, was built by New York Shipbuilding Corporation of Camden, NJ, and commissioned in 1942. The cruiser was decommissioned in 1947, and struck from the Naval Register in 1959.
Montpelier is a well-known ship, having fought the enemy to their very homeland, earning 13 battle stars in the process. To this day, former crewmembers refer to this ship as The Mighty Monty.
Oct. 13, 2012 - USS Montpelier and USS San Jacinto Return to Port after Collision at Sea
July 3, 2012 - USS Montpelier Chief Petty Officer Reenlists on the Steps of Vermont's Capitol
July 2, 2012 - USS Montpelier Sailors Participate in Namesake City's Fourth of July Parade
Mar. 29, 2012 - Norfolk Admirals Visit USS Montpelier
Feb. 17, 2012 - USS Montpelier Returns Home From Deployment
Aug. 19, 2011 - Aug. 19, 2011 - USS Montpelier Sailor Awarded for Creativity
Nov 04, 2010 - Winter Relieves Benjamin as USS Montpelier Commanding Officer
Nov. 25, 2009 - USS Montpelier arrives just in time for Thanksgiving
Nov. 25, 2009 - USS Montpelier returns to Norfolk