Allied Warships

USS Mississippi (BB 41)

Battleship of the New Mexico class

USS Mississippi as seen prewar.

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

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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1Capt. Raymond Ames Spruance, USN Apr 1938Jan 1940

2Capt. William Robert Munroe, USN6 Feb 1940

3T/R.Adm. Walden Lee Ainsworth, USN20 Dec 194115 Nov 1942
4Capt. Lunsford Lomax Hunter, USN16 Nov 194217 Apr 1944
5Capt. Heman Judd Redfield, Jr., USN17 Apr 194418 Jul 1945
6T/Capt. John Francis Crowe, Jr., USN18 Jul 1945

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