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USS Montana Committee gives presentation in Havre


Last updated 4/14/2022 at 11:03am

Havre Daily News/Patrick Johnston

The bell for the new Virginia-class fast-attack submarine scheduled to be commissioned as the USS Montana in two months is displayed during a presentation Wednesday in Montana State University-Northern's Student Union Building.

The USS Montana Commissioning Committee gave a presentation to area residents at Montana State University-Northern Wednesday night about the submarine that is their namesake, one that will be the first ship commissioned as the USS Montana in more than 100 years.

Committee Chair Bill Whitsitt led the presentation where he provided details on the ship and its upcoming commission, his committee's work, and he presented the bell that will be aboard the ship, a replica of the bell on the original USS Montana back in 1908.

Whitsitt said the new ship, a Virginia-class fast-attack submarine, will...

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