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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
FEB 1975 - Keel Date: 22 FEB 1975
at Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Newport News VA
JUL 1976 - Launch Date: 31 JUL 1976
AUG 1978 - Commissioned: 5 AUG 1978
JAN 1979 - Shellback Initiation - 15 JAN 1979 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG 1981 - FEB 1982 Mediterranean
NOV 1982 - MAY 1983 Mediterranean
NOV 1982 - NOV 1982 USS Mississippi CGN 40 Carbbean Swing Recife seizure
AUG 1984 - MAR 1985 Mediterranean
MAR 1985 - JUN 1985 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
MAY 1985 - SEP 1985 North Atlantic
JAN 1990 - JAN 1991 Desert Storm
AUG 1990 - MAR 1991 Desert Shield
AUG 1990 - MAR 1991 Desert Storm
AUG 1991 - MAR 1992 Desert Shield
MAY 1993 - Shellback Initiation - 5 MAY 1993 - Atlantic Ocean
MAY 1993 - Shellback Initiation - 6 MAY 1993 - Pacific Ocean
MAR 1995 - OCT 1995 Mediterranean
JUL 1997 - 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