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USS Mississippi (CGN-40) (formerly DLGN-40)

USS Mississippi was the third ship of four VIRGINIA class nuclear powered guided missile cruisers ordered by the United States Navy.
[Status: Disposed of by Recycling ]

Class: CGN 38 - Virginia Class Cruiser, Guided Missile, Nuclear

 Delivery Date: 07/14/1978 
Award Date: 01/21/1972  Age (since delivery): 24.3 years 
Keel Date: 02/22/1975  Commission Date: 08/05/1978 
Launch Date: 07/31/1976  Decommission Date: 07/28/1997 
Age (since launch) 26.3 years  Years from Commission to Decommission: 19.0 
 Stricken Date: 07/28/1997 

Awarded: January 21, 1972 
Keel laid: February 22, 1975 
Launched: July 31, 1976 
Commissioned: August 5, 1978 
Decommissioned: July 28, 1997 
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding Co., Newport News, Va. 
Propulsion system: two D2G General Electric nuclear reactors
Propellers: two 
Length: 585 feet (178 meters) 
Beam: 63 feet (19.2 meters) 
Draft: 31,5 feet (9.6 meters) 
Displacement: approx. 11,300 tons full load 
Speed: 30+ knots 
Aircraft: none and no helicopter landing capability 
Armament: two Mk-26 missile launcher for Standard missiles (MR) and ASROC, two Mk-141 Harpoon missile launchers, two armored box launchers for Tomahawk ASM/LAM, Mk-46 torpedoes from two triple mounts, two 5-inch/54 caliber Mk-45 lightweight guns, two 20mm Phalanx CIWS, four machine guns 
Crew: 39 Officers, 539 Enlisted

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