USS Mississippi (SSN-782)

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For other ships of the same name, see USS Mississippi.
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Mississippi transits the Thames River on 10 April 2012.
Career
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
Homeport: Groton, Connecticut[1]
Motto: Virtute et Armis (By Valor and Arms)
Status: in active service, as of 2014
Badge: USS Mississippi SSN-782 Crest.png
General characteristics
Class & 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]

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