This is the Official Crew Website of the USS Mississippi CGN-40.This website is dedicated to the hardworking men of the USS Mississippi CGN-40 who have answered every challenge, performed every task, and helped preserve the ideals of America. the last ship to bear this name: CGN-40All Crew Members are invited to update their information in the Alpha Roster. Nearly 1000 Shipmates have registered since the website was created in 1997.
Reunion InformationWhen: September 19 – 23, 2018Where: Handlery Hotel San Diego950 Hotel Cir N, San Diego, California 92108Call in reservations must be made before the cut-off date of: Monday, August 20, 2018.For Reunion Information Click HereUSS Mississippi CGN-40 Reunion AssociationJay Martin460 E. Park St. APT 103Elizabethtown, PA firstname.lastname@example.orgAnnual Dues: $25.00
Ship’s MastThe main mast of the USS Mississippi CGN-40 is mounted at the site of the Mississippi Vietnam Veterans Memorial. It is on the grounds of the Oceans Springs Civic Center in Oceans Springs, MS. A supporting base was provided by the Mississippi Vietnam Veterans Memorial Committee, Inc. A team of Seabees helped raise the 62 foot section of steel. It sits on a concrete pedestal near the memorial wall remembering those Mississippians who were killed in the Vietnam War. Click on picture on right to enlargeClick Here for Google Maps Street View of area around Ship's Mast in Ocean Springs, MS.MVVMC websiteMaps and Directions to visit this memorialBridge ConsoleThe bridge console piece of CGN-40 USS Mississippi is now on indefinite display at the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum located at Camp Shelby, MS. It was restored by Ingalls Ship Yard in Pascagoula Mississippi and was a part of a temporary exhibit at the Old Capitol Museum but it now resides here and is on display for the public five days a week.Museum Website Missile LauncherThe forward missle launcher was located at the Homeport Naval Station in Pascagoula Ms. The base officially closed November 15, 2006.
Webmaster Note:Please let me know what you would like to see on this site.Jose’ Diazwebmaster@josediaz.netThis website was created during the ship’s decommissioning and has been continually active to preserve the history of the USS Mississippi CGN-40.Thanks to Kevin Greybill and Larry Tosten for originally preserving our ship’s history.
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Ship’s Awards -Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right Top Row- Navy Unit Commendation (2) Second Row - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (5) - Navy Expeditionary Service MedalThird Row - National Defense Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal - Southwest Asia Service Medal (3)Fourth Row - Armed Forces Service Medal - Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (2)- Coast Guard Special Operations RibbonFifth Row - NATO Medal - Kwuait Liberation Medal (Saudia Arabia) - Kwuait Liberation Medal (Kwuait)