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  • US NAVY PHOTO The fourth ship named USS Mississippi was a Virginia class, nuclear-powered, guided-missile cruiser launched in July of 1976. The ship was decommissioned and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register in July of 1997.
  • NATIONAL ARCHIVES The first ship named USS Mississippi was a sidewheel frigate launched in 1841 that saw action in the Mexican-American War and was lost during the American Civil War.
  • PHOTO COURTESY ELECTRIC BOAT The Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Mississippi is shown under construction at the Electric Boat yard in Groton, Conn. The submarine will be chirstened Saturday in Groton, and commissioned next summer in Gulfport.
  • SUN HERALD USS MISSISSIPPI, a Virginia Class Nuclear Powered Guided Missile Cruiser, was commissioned on Aug. 5, 1978 at Norfolk Naval Base, Norfolk, Va.
  • U.S. NAVY PHOTO The second ship named USS Mississippi is seen here in 1909. She was launched in 1905 as the lead ship of her class of battleships, saw action before World War I and was eventually sold to Greece. She was sunk by German bombers in 1941.
  • COURTESY NAVY TIMES/SUN HERALD This conceptual drawing shows the new SSN 774 Virginia-class attack submarine now under construction at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Conn., and Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va.
  • US NAVY PHOTO The third USS Mississippi was a New Mexico-class battlesghip commissioned in 1917. She served extensively in the Pacific in World War II, for which she earned eight battle stars. After an attempt to acquire her as a museum ship failed, she was sold for scrap in 1956.
  • PHOTO COURTESY ELECTRIC BOAT The Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Mississippi is shown under construction at the Electric Boat yard in Groton, Conn. The submarine will be chirstened Saturday in Groton, and commissioned next summer in Gulfport.
  • PHOTO COURTESY ELECTRIC BOAT The Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Mississippi is shown under construction at the Electric Boat yard in Groton, Conn.. The submarine will be chirstened Saturday in Groton, and commissioned next summer in Gulfport.
  • PHOTO COURTESY ELECTRIC BOAT The Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Mississippi is shown under construction at the Electric Boat yard in Groton, Conn. The submarine will be chirstened Saturday in Groton, and commissioned next summer in Gulfport.
  • COURTESY GENERAL DYNAMICS/SUN HERALD Artist’s rendering of the new SSN 774 Virginia-class attack submarine now under construction at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Conn., and Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va.
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