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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.

    Mississippi Class Battleship
    Keel Laid 12 May 1904 - Launched 30 September 1905

  1. USS MISSISSIPPI Battleship No. 23
  2. Commissioned 1 February 1908 - Decommissioned 1 August 1912
    Recommissioned 12 January 1914 - Decommissioned 21 July 1914

    Stricken 21 July 1914

  4. Sold to Greece 21 July 1914 and renamed
    Decommissioned early 1930's
    Sunk by German bombers 10 April 1941 while moored in Salamis

Naval Covers

This section lists active links to the pages displaying covers associated with the ship. There should be a separate set of pages for each name of the ship (for example, Bushnell AG-32 / Sumner AGS-5 are different names for the same ship so there should be one set of pages for Bushnell and one set for Sumner). Covers should be presented in chronological order (or as best as can be determined).

Since a ship may have many covers, they may be split among many pages so it doesn't take forever for the pages to load. Each page link should be accompanied by a date range for covers on that page.

  1. USS Mississippi BB-23 Covers Page 1     (1909-1910)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each name and/or commissioning period. Within each set, the postmarks should be listed in order of their classification type. If more than one postmark has the same classification, then they should be further sorted by date of earliest known usage.

A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
>>> If you have a better example for any of the postmarks, please feel free to replace the existing example.


Postmark Type
Killer Bar Text

Thumbnail Link
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image

1st Commissioning 1 February 1908 to 1 August 1912


Locy Type 1




Other Information

NAMESAKE - Named for The State of Mississippi

Five ships of the US Navy have borne the name MISSISSIPPI - USS Mississippi (1841 Sidewheel Steamer), USS Mississippi BB-23, USS Mississippi BB-41, USS Mississippi CGN-40 and USS Mississippi SSN-782

The ships sponsor was Miss Mabel Clare Money, daughter of Senator H. P. Money of Mississippi.



If you have images or information to add to this page, then either contact the Curator or edit this page yourself and add it. See Editing Ship Pages for detailed information on editing this page.


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