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Mississippi (SSN-782)


Virginia Class Attack Submarine: Construction began at Electric Boat in December 2006. Named USS Mississippi (SSN-782) on 30 January 2008; Keel laid on 9 June 2010. Christened on 3 December 2011.
Specifications: Power Plant: One S9G pressurized water reactor, 29.84MW (40,000hp), one shaft with pumpjet propulsor, Improved Performance Machinery Program Phase III one secondary propulsion submerged motor. Displacement, 7,800 tons submerged. Length: 377 feet. Draft: 32 feet. Beam: 34 feet. Speed: 25+ knots submerged. Depth: Greater than 800 feet. Horizontal Tubes: Four 21" Torpedo Tubes, Vertical Tubes: 12 Vertical Launch System Tubes, Weapons: 38 weapons, including: Vertical Launch System Tomahawk Cruise Missiles, Mk 48 ADCAP Heavyweight Torpedoes, Advanced Mobile Mines, Unmanned Undersea Vehicles, Special Warfare: Dry Deck Shelter. Advanced SEAL Delivery System. Sonars: Spherical active/passive arrays. Light Weight Wide Aperture Arrays. TB-16, TB-29, and future towed arrays. High-frequency chin and sail arrays. Countermeasures: 1 internal launcher (reloadable 2-barrel) 14 external launchers. Crew: 113 officers and men.


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Mississippi303kCrest of the 5th ship to bear the name of the 20th state of the Union; Mississippi (SSN-782). Photo courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
Mississippi46kMississippi (SSN-782) under construction, 25 August 2008.Photo courtesy of Chris Joyner & clarionledger.com via thesubreport.com.
Mississippi82kMississippi (SSN-782) under construction, 24 August 2009.Courtesy of nn.northropgrumman.com.
Mississippi316k Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, left, presents a state flag that was flown over the capitol building and a book about the state to Commander John McGrath, Officer-in-Charge of the PCU Mississippi (SSN-782) in Jackson Miss. on 18 February , 2010. USN photo # N-8750E-131 by Lt. Patrick Evans, courtesy of navy.news.mil.
Mississippi780k Attendees gather at General Dynamics Electric Boat Quonset Point facility for the keel-laying ceremony of the attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Mississippi (SSN-782) on 9 June 2010.USN photo # O-3913D-013 courtesy of General Dynamics Electric Boat via navy.news.mil.
Mississippi460kAllison Stiller, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Ship Programs, writes her initial on a metal plate that welder Scott Fanning will inscribe during a keel-laying ceremony for the attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Mississippi (SSN-782) at General Dynamics Electric Boat Quonset Point facility on 9 June 2010. Fanning will weld the plate to the ship during the ceremony. Stiller is the ship's sponsor. USN photo # O-3913D-012 by Electronics Technicians 2nd Class Mark Moore via navy.news.mil.
Mississippi369k Allison Stiller and John Casey look on as welder Scott Fanning inscribes Stiller's initials onto a metal plate.Photo # N-8467N-001 courtesy of General Dynamics Electric Boat via navy.news.mil.
Mississippi184k Welder Scott Fanning inscribes the initials of ship's sponsor Allison Stiller, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Ship Programs, onto a metal plate that will be welded to the hull of the Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Mississippi (SSN-782) on 9 June 2010 at General Dynamics Electric Boat Quonset Point facility. USN photo # N-6665M-173 by Electronics Technicians 2nd Class Mark Moore via navy.news.mil.
Mississippi102k Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann holds a plaque and donns a hat from Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Mississippi (SSN-782) Cmdr. John McGrath, Mississippi's commanding officer, presented the plaque to Secretary Hoseman in his office during Mississippi Navy Week on 24 March 2011. U.S. Navy photo # N 8750 E-107 by Lt. Patrick Evans courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
Mississippi508kCommander John McGrath was raised in Neptune, New Jersey, and graduated with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. Following completion of nuclear power and basic submarine training, he reported to Baltimore (SSN-704). During this tour, he served as Electrical Officer, Main Propulsion Assistant, Damage Control Assistant and Sonar Officer. The ship completed two deployments to the North Atlantic and received a Meritorious Unit Commendation. Following his tour on Baltimore, CDR McGrath served at the Office of Naval Intelligence as a foreign Anti-Submarine Warfare tactics analyst from November 1994 to January 1997. Upon completion of the Submarine Officer Advanced Course, CDR McGrath reported to NR-1, where he served as Engineer Officer from July 1997 to November 2000. During this tour, submarine NR-1 completed two Northern Atlantic deployments and numerous historic ocean exploration missions while earning four Battle Efficiency “E” awards and a Meritorious Unit Commendation.
Following his tour on NR-1, CDR McGrath reported to the COMSUBRON FOUR Staff as the Squadron Engineer from January 2001 to December 2002. CDR McGrath next served as Executive Officer on Charlotte (SSN-766) from January 2003 to September 2004. During this tour, Charlotte deployed to the western Pacific and was awarded a Navy Unit Commendation. Following his tour on Charlotte, CDR McGrath also served as Executive Officer on Bremerton (SSN-698) for two months before reporting to the Joint Staff (J-8), Force Application Assessments Division at the Pentagon from January 2005 through December 2006.
CDR McGrath assumed command of NR-1 in June 2007. During this tour, the ship completed two historic deployments and earned two Battle “E”s before being retired from service in and defueled in 2009. CDR McGrath reported as Officer in Charge of Mississippi (SSN-782) initial manning crew in December of 2009. CDR McGrath’s personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal (with four gold stars), and the Navy Achievement Medal (with three gold stars).
U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
Mississippi828kOn 11 April 2011, General Dynamics Electric Boat reached a major construction milestone on the submarine (PCU) Mississippi (SSN-782), completing work on the pressure hull in less time than any previous ship of its class. Electric Boat achieved "pressure hull complete" three weeks faster than the previous Virginia-class submarine record. Additionally, work on Mississippi's radar, hatches, sonar dome and piping systems is significantly ahead of the record schedule attained on Missouri (SSN-780), the most recent submarine delivered to the U.S. Navy by Electric Boat. U.S. Navy photo via navy.news.mil. via Bill Gonyo.
Mississippi487kLogistics Specialist 2nd Class Darrius Jenkins, assigned to the pre-commissioning unit of the attack submarine Mississippi (SSN-782) speaks with children at Central Mississippi Boys and Girls Club during Mississippi Navy Week, one of 21 Navy Weeks planned across America for 2011. Navy Weeks are designed to showcase the investment Americans have made in their Navy as a global force for good and increase awareness in cities that do not have a significant Navy presence. U.S. Navy photo # N-YM440-425 by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Gary Ward.
Mississippi215kThe crew of the attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Mississippi (SSN-782), led by commanding officer Capt. John McGrath, marches onto the submarine at the start of the christening ceremony on 3 December 2011. U.S. Navy photo # N-AW324-014 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Virginia K. Schaefer via navy.news.mil.
Mississippi487kShip sponsor Allison Stiller christens the attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Mississippi (SSN-782) during a ceremony at the General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard. U.S. Navy photo # N-UM744-003 by John Narewski via navy.news.mil.
Mississippi423kSailors assigned to the attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Mississippi (SSN-782) look on as Secretary of the Navy the Honorable Ray Mabus delivers the keynote address at the ship's christening ceremony. U.S. Navy photo # N-UM744-001 by John Narewski via navy.news.mil.
Mississippi514kSailors assigned to the Virginia-class attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Mississippi (SSN-782) file off the ship after it was christened by ship sponsor Allison Stiller during a ceremony at the General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard.U.S. Navy photo # N-UM744-004 by John Narewski via navy.news.mil.
Mississippi1.07kChief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert shakes hands with U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney from Connecticut during a press conference 2 May 2012 at the General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard to announce the Navy's acceptance of the Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Mississippi (SSN-782) and answer questions from national and local media. U.S. Navy photo # N-WL435-254 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Lawlor via navy.news.mil courtesy of Ron Reeves.
Mississippi1.07kThe Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Mississippi (SSN-782) conducts alpha trials in the Atlantic Ocean on 7 April 2012. U.S. Navy photo # N-ZZ999-017 courtesy of General Dynamics Electric Boat via navy.news.mil.
Mississippi361kThe attack submarine Mississippi (SSN-782) pulls into the port of Cape Canaveral, Fla., on 22 May during a transit from Groton Conn., to Pascagoula, Miss., for the submarine's commissioning on 2 June. U.S. Navy photo # N-MG658-020 courtesy of Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Todd Frantom via navy.news.mil.
Mississippi722kThe Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Mississippi (SSN-782) is en route to Pascagoula, Miss. on 24 May 2012 for commissioning on 2 June. U.S. Navy photo # N-MG658-007 courtesy of Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Todd Frantom via navy.news.mil.
Mississippi604kChief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert left, and Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus sign photos before the commissioning ceremony for the attack submarine Mississippi (SSN-782). U.S. Navy photo # N-WL435-122 courtesy of Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Lawlor via navy.news.mil.
Photo added 06/22/12.
Mississippi1.43kSailors assigned to the attack submarine Mississippi (SSN-782) man the ship during the commissioning ceremony. U.S. Navy photo # N-WL435-655 courtesy of Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Lawlor via navy.news.mil.
Photo added 06/22/12.
Mississippi604kSailors assigned to the attack submarine Mississippi (SSN-782) render a salute during the commissioning ceremony for the Navy's ninth Virginia-class attack submarine.U.S. Navy photo # N-GO025-301 courtesy of Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class W.B. Swoboda via navy.news.mil.
Photo added 06/22/12.
Mississippi1.40kThousands attend the commissioning ceremony for the Navy's attack submarine Mississippi (SSN-782). U.S. Navy photo # N-WL435-214 courtesy of Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Lawlor via navy.news.mil.
Photo added 06/22/12.

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