The USS Momsen (DDG-92) holds an important place in defending American interests and protecting freedom across the globe. As an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer for the US Navy, she is impressively equipped to succeed in even the most demanding of missions.
The USS Momsen is named after Vice Admiral Charles Bowers Momsen, an American pioneer in submarine rescue. He invented the Submarine Escape Lung, named by the press the “Momsen Lung,” credited with saving hundreds of sailors’ lives.
Commissioned on 28 August 2004, the USS Momsen has a displacement of approximately 9,200 long tons and stretches some 509 feet in length. Armed with naval guns and anti-air, anti-surface, and anti-submarine missiles, plus other weapons, she is equipped for surface-to-air, surface-to-surface, and anti-submarine warfare. She also is the home for two SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters.
This coin pays tribute to the USS Momsen and salutes the exceptional service of her crew. The obverse contains a montage of the ship’s namesake, Vice Admiral Charles Bowers Momsen, with a port view of the USS Momsen cutting through the water. The reverse displays the seal of the USS Momsen
Minted in solid bronze, using special deep-relief coining dies, and hand-finished with an antique patina for exceptional quality in incredible detail.
Each coin measures 1 3/4 inch (44mm) in diameter.
This is a surplus NWTMint item. Packaging may vary.