USS Mississippi (SSN-782)

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USS Mississippi (SSN-782) arrives at Pearl Harbor in November 2014.JPG
Mississippi arrives at Pearl Harbor, 25 November 2014.
History
Name: USS Mississippi
Namesake: State of Mississippi
Awarded: 14 August 2003
Builder: General Dynamics Electric Boat
Cost: $2.6 billion
Laid down: 9 June 2010
Sponsored by: Allison Stiller
Christened: 3 December 2011
Commissioned: 2 June 2012 in Pascagoula, MS
Homeport: Naval Station Pearl Harbor[1]
Motto: Virtute et Armis ("By Valor and Arms")
Status: in active service
Badge: USS Mississippi SSN-782 Crest.png
General characteristics
Class and type: Virginia-class submarine
Displacement: 7800 tons light, 7800 tons full
Length: 114.9 meters (377 feet)
Beam: 10.3 meters (34 feet)
Propulsion: S9G reactor
Speed: 25+ knots (46 km/h)[2]
Range: Essentially unlimited distance; 33 years
Test depth: 800+ feet (250 meters)[3]
Complement: 132 officers and men[2]

USS Mississippi (SSN-782) is a Virginia-class submarine of the United States Navy, named for the state of Mississippi. The contract to build her was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation in Groton, Connecticut on 14 August 2003. Mississippi's keel was laid down on 9 June 2010.[4] Mississippi was christened on 3 December 2011 at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Connecticut. Allison Stiller, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, is the ship's sponsor. The submarine was commissioned at a ceremony on 2 June 2012 in Pascagoula, Mississippi.[5][6][7][8] SSN-782 was delivered 12 months ahead of schedule and $60 million below planned cost.[9]

On 25 November 2014, Mississippi arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, where the ship is permanently assigned to Submarine Squadron 1 of the United States Pacific Fleet.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b "The US Navy – Fact File". Retrieved 5 July 2007.
  3. ^ GlobalSecurity.org
  4. ^ Moore, Mark (9 June 2010). "Mississippi Reaches Another Milestone, Celebrates Keel Laying". United States Navy. Retrieved 10 June 2010.
  5. ^ Associated Press, "Mississippi to be christened December 3rd, 2011", 26 November 2011.
  6. ^ The Day, "Mississippi christened at Electric Boat", 3 December 2011.
  7. ^ Newsday, "Navy christens submarine Mississippi in Groton, 3 December 2011.
  8. ^ http://www.navytimes.com/news/2012/02/ap-new-sub-commissioning-moved-to-pascagoula-020812/
  9. ^ http://www.gdeb.com/news/ebnews/PDF/ebnews_2012_05_06.pdf
  10. ^ Khor, Steven. "USS Mississippi Welcomed as Newest Member of Pacific Submarine Force". Navy.mil. Retrieved 21 April 2016.

External links[edit]

Sailors assigned to the USS Mississippi run to man the ship during the commissioning ceremony in 2012