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This is the official crew website of the USS Mississippi CGN-40.
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Not Everyone Can Be

USS Mississippi CGN-40
August 5, 1978
July 31, 1997

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This website has received:
2004 Golden Anchor
for Excellent Patriotic Website

as well as the
Patriot Website Award
& World Web Award of Excellence
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Welcome Aboard!
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-40

All Crew Members update your information in the Alpha Roster.
Nearly 1000 Shipmates have registered
since the website was created in 1997.

Photo Album
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The name USS MISSISSIPPI has been carried by four ships and one submarine.

Sideswheel steamer saw action in the Mexican-American War and was lost during the American Civil War.
Battleship (BB-23) (1908-1914) was the lead ship of her class, saw action before World War I and was eventually sold to Greece, renamed Lemnos, and sunk in the early days of World War II.
Battleship (BB-41/EAG-128) (1917-1956) was a New Mexico-class battleship, saw action during World War II.

Nuclear Guided Missile Cruiser (CGN-40) was the best ship in Naval History.


USS Mississippi (SSN 782)
Virginia Class Attack Submarine: Named USS Mississippi (SSN-782) on 30 January 2008; Construction began at Electric Boat in December 2006.

Links and Articles:

An artist's rendering of a Virginia-class submarine underway.
Namesake: Mississippi
Awarded: 14 August 2003
Builder: General Dynamics Electric Boat
Laid down: 9 June 2010
Status: Awarded
General characteristics
Class and 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) [1]
Range: Essentially unlimited distance; 33 years
Test depth: greater than 800 feet (250 meters) [2]
Complement: 134 officers and men

USS Mississippi CGN-40 is now on Facebook thanks to Robert Greshman.
Facebook Users can post on the Wall or join in discussions and get the latest posting on Reunion Information from Jay Martin. members to get in touch with others. Post messages, share photos, add a story or a history for the unit.
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Reunion Information:
The Next Reunion will be August 7th-10th, 2014 in Norfolk, VA.

Where: Holiday Inn Norfolk Airport
1570 N. Military Highway | Norfolk, VA 23502

When you Call tell them you are with the USS Mississippi Reunion Assoc. to make your reservation.

Click Here for 2014 Reunion Plan of Events and Information

Also if you havent sent your $25.00 dues in yet for this year, please send it to:
USS Mississippi 2014 Reunion info,
Jay Martin
460 E. Park St. APT 103
Elizabethtown, PA 17022

The last reunion was held during the commisioning of the Next USS Mississippi SSN782!
from May 31 to June 3 2012 at Gulfport MS.

  • More pictures in Photo Album Slideshow
  • More Information on Ship's History
Do you have any great pictures of the Mighty Mississippi to post on this website? Please email them to
All photos will be returned if requested..

Click to enlargePart of Ship Preserved
The 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. Click on picture on right to enlarge.
MVVMC website
Maps and Directions to visit this memorial

The 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

Click to enlarge The forward missle launcher is currently located at the Homeport Naval Station in Pascagoula Ms. This Naval Station is on the BRAC list for closure so who knows what will happen to the missile launcher once the base closes. Base Website.

Before you break away listen to "Born to be Wild"


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"Virtute et Armis"
Valor and Arms
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USS Mississippi (CGN-40)


USS MISSISSIPPI, third ship of the four Virginia Class Nuclear Powered Guided Missile Cruisers, was commissioned on August 5, 1978 at Norfolk Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia. President Jimmy Carter presided over the ceremonies.



Webmaster Note:

Thanks to Kevin Greybill and Larry Tosten for originally preserving our ship's history.

Please let me know what you would like to see in this site.
Jose' Diaz 

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Jay Martin
"I can imagine no more rewarding a career. Any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction 'I served in the United States Navy.'"
John F. Kennedy
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