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USS Mississippi

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On 2 June 2012, the submarine USS Mississippi (SSN-782) was commissioned by the US Navy in Pascagoula, Mississippi at Huntington Ingalls Industries. During WWII, Ingalls Shipyard built over 60 vessels including 2 aircraft carriers.

SSN-782 is the fifth Naval vessel to bear the name USS Mississippi; the first was a frigate lost in the Civil War. The third USS Mississippi (BB-41) served extensively in the Pacific in World War II, earning eight battle stars for her actions.

Click to learn more about the 2 June commissioning and meet one of the Mississippi’s crew.


Photo Courtesy of Curtis Makamson.

Post by Curator/Content Specialist Kimberly Guise.



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