Bath Iron Works is the lead designer and builder of the ARLEIGH BURKE Class AEGIS guided missile destroyer, the most technologically advanced surface combatant in the world. JGB provides a variety of hoses to Bath Iron Works for these ships during their construction.
The U.S.S. Momsen is named to honor Navy Vice Admiral Charles Bowers “Swede” Momsen who was a Navy diver. As a Lieutenant, he rescued 33 crewmembers and then led the salvage of submarine USS SQUALUS after she sank in 240 feet of water in May 1939. He received a commendation from President Franklin D. Roosevelt for these actions. Lieutenant Momsen also designed the “Momsen Lung,” a submarine escape breathing apparatus. Evelyn Momsen Hailey christened the ship named for her father.