Cooperation, Communication Key to Commissioning Success

Atkinson, Peter E.
October 2004
Sea Power;Oct2004, Vol. 47 Issue 10, p48
The article presents information about the commissioning of the guided missile destroyer Momsen. Some significant obstacles stood in the way of Naval Support Activity-Panama City, Florida's desire to host the commissioning of the guided missile. The presence of Navy was rather small. The Panama City Navy League Council had been struggling with membership. There was also the matter of the port not being deep enough to accommodate a ship the size of the Momsen, which has a draft of 33 feet. But by rallying the community to support the effort, a commissioning committee was able to overcome those hurdles.


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