Coming up on November 15th in Great Falls, folks will get a chance to see and hear the ship's bell, which is a submarine-sized replica of the original USS Montana bell that was aboard the ship commissioned back in 1908.
Our very own US Navy submarine representing the state of Montana is still awaiting a commissioning date, but was officially launched earlier this month. Later this week the captain of the boat himself will join Governor Greg Gianforte (R-MT) for an update from the Montana state capitol.
If you missed out on scoring an official USS Montana military coin, don't worry. Bill Whitsitt, the chair of the USS Montana committee, says he is working with the crew of the US Navy's new submarine that will be named after the Treasure state to get some more coins.
The crew of the Naval submarine that will be named after our great state is in Big Sky Country as we speak. I joined the ship's captain, Commander Michael Delaney, and Petty Officer Evan Glenn, a Bozeman native, at a USS Montana welcome reception in Billings Thursday night.
US Navy Commander Michael Delaney and Electronics Technician Second Class Evan Glenn of Bozeman will be in Billings on September 20th to share information about the USS Montana, a new Virginia Class fast attack submarine that will bear the state’s name.
It could become a much sought-after symbol of a legendary ship, and supplies are currently limited. The Billings Heights Veterans of Foreign Wars post currently has a limited supply of USS Billings hats for sale. KTVQ.com reports that Chuck Carroll, with the Billings VFW, received an original USS Billings hat from the United States Secretary of the Navy at the vessel’s naming ceremony in August