Allied Warships

USS Mississippi (BB 41)

Battleship of the New Mexico class


USS Mississippi as seen prewar.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeBattleship
ClassNew Mexico 
PennantBB 41 
Built byNewport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down5 Apr 1915 
Launched25 Jan 1917 
Commissioned18 Dec 1917 
End service17 Sep 1956 
History

Stationed in Iceland when the attack on Pearl Harbour on 7 December 1941 took place. She soon moved to the Pacific spending the remainder of the war there. Used as a gunnery test ship from November 1945 until July 1947.
Converted to a missile test ship 1952.
Decommissioned 17 September 1956.
Sold 29 November 1956 to be broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Mississippi (BB 41)

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CommanderFromTo
1Capt. Raymond Ames Spruance, USN
2William Robert Munroe, USN
3Walden Lee Ainsworth, USN 15 Nov 1942
4Capt. Lunsford Lomax Hunter, USN16 Nov 194217 Apr 1944
5Capt. Heman Judd Redfield, USN17 Apr 194418 Jul 1945
6T/Capt. John Francis Crowe, Jr., USN18 Jul 1945

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