USS Mississippi (SSN-782)
Mississippi transits the Thames River on 10 April 2012.
|Namesake:||State of Mississippi|
|Awarded:||14 August 2003|
|Builder:||General Dynamics Electric Boat|
|Laid down:||9 June 2010|
|Sponsored by:||Allison Stiller|
|Christened:||3 December 2011|
|Commissioned:||2 June 2012|
|Motto:||Virtute et Armis (By Valor and Arms)|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2014|
|Class & type:||Virginia-class submarine|
|Displacement:||7800 tons light, 7800 tons full|
|Length:||114.9 meters (377 feet)|
|Beam:||10.3 meters (34 feet)|
|Speed:||25+ knots (46 km/h)|
|Range:||Essentially unlimited distance; 33 years|
|Test depth:||800+ feet (250 meters)|
|Complement:||132 officers and men|
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. 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. SSN-782 was delivered 12 months ahead of schedule and $60 million below planned cost.
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- Moore, Mark (9 June 2010). "Mississippi Reaches Another Milestone, Celebrates Keel Laying". United States Navy. Retrieved 2010-06-10.
- Associated Press, "Mississippi to be christened December 3rd, 2011", 26 November 2011.
- The Day, "Mississippi christened at Electric Boat", 3 December 2011.
- Newsday, "Navy christens submarine Mississippi in Groton, 3 December 2011.
- This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.
- Mohl, Michael (2010). "Mississippi (SSN-782)". Submarine Photo Archive. NavSource Naval History. Retrieved 2010-06-10.
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