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U.S.S. MISSISSIPPI

(CGN-40)

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USS MISSISSIPPI (CGN-40) - a Virginia class cruiser

In Commission 1978 to 1997

CGN-40 Deployments - Major Events

Add a CGN-40 Shellback Initiation Add a CGN-40 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
FEB1975-Keel Date: 22 FEB 1975
at Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Newport News VA
JUL1976-Launch Date: 31 JUL 1976
AUG1978-Commissioned: 5 AUG 1978
JAN1979-Shellback Initiation - 15 JAN 1979 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG1981-FEB1982Mediterranean
NOV1982-MAY1983Mediterranean
NOV1982-NOV1982USS Mississippi CGN 40 Carbbean Swing Recife seizure
AUG1984-MAR1985Mediterranean
MAR1985-JUN1985Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
MAY1985-SEP1985North Atlantic
JAN1990-JAN1991Desert Storm
AUG1990-MAR1991Desert Shield
AUG1990-MAR1991Desert Storm
AUG1991-MAR1992Desert Shield
MAY1993-Shellback Initiation - 5 MAY 1993 - Atlantic Ocean
MAY1993-Shellback Initiation - 6 MAY 1993 - Pacific Ocean
MAR1995-OCT1995Mediterranean
JUL1997-Decommissioned: 28 JUL 1997

CGN-40 General Specifications

Class: Virginia class cruiser

Named for: State of Mississippi

Complement: 39 Officers and 539 Enlisted

Displacement: 11300 tons

Length: 585 feet

Beam: 63 feet

Flank Speed: 30+ knots

Range: Unlimited distance

Final Disposition:Stricken to be recycled