USS Momsen Departs for Western Pacific Deployment

n this file photo, USS Momsen (DDG 92) deaprts Pearl Harbor as the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Perth (FFH 157) arrives for exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jon Dasbach)

EVERETT, Wash. – The guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92) departed Naval Station Everett for a scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific, April 22.

While deployed, Momsen is scheduled to participate in Cooperation and Readiness Afloat Training (CARAT), a series of bilateral exercises conducted with the naval and armed forces of participating Southeast Asia countries to enhance engagement and cooperation.

Momsen’s namesake is Vice Adm. Charles B. “Swede” Momsen, who from 1929-32 was actively engaged in the development of a submarine escape breathing apparatus that came to be known as the Momsen Lung.

U.S. Third Fleet leads naval forces in the Eastern Pacific from the West coast of North America to the international date line. (NSF, U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs)

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