MISSISSIPPI BB 23
Ship Name and Designation History
This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.
Keel Laid May 12 1904 - Launched September 30 1905
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- USS Mississippi BB-23 Covers Page 1 (1909-10)
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1st Commissioning February 1 1908 to August 1 1912
NAMESAKE - Named for The State of Mississippi
Five ships of the US Navy have been named MISSISSIPPI -
USS Mississippi (1841) was a sidewheel steamer that saw action in the Mexican-American War and was lost during the American Civil War
USS Mississippi (BB-23) was a Mississippi-class battleship that saw action before World War I and was eventually sold to Greece
USS Mississippi (BB-41) was a New Mexico-class battleship, and saw action during World War II
USS Mississippi (CGN-40) was a Virginia-class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser
USS Mississippi (SSN-782) will be a Virginia-class submarine and is currently under construction.
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