More than 5,000 people gathered on Saturday, December 4 for the christening of the Mississippi, the ninth Virginia-class submarine built under a teaming agreement by Electric Boat and Newport News Shipbuilding.
The Mississippi is expected to be delivered in April, $50 million under budget and a year ahead of schedule. Commissioning is scheduled to occur in June in Gulfport, Mississippi.
To read more about the christening of the Mississippi:
- Navy.mil: PCU Mississippi Successfully Completes Christening Milestone
- The Day: A banner day at Electric Boat for submarine christening
- Clarion Ledger: Sub USS Mississippi Christened in Conn
- Remarks from Secretary of The Navy, The Honorable Ray Mabus: Mississippi Christening
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