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USS Mississippi (SSN-782) will be commissioned today, 9th Virgina class fast attack boat
SunHerald ^ | 1 June 2012 | Michael Newsom

Posted on 06/02/2012 5:23:15 AM PDT by moonshot925

PASCAGOULA -- The $2.6 billion USS Mississippi nuclear submarine will be commissioned today at the Port of Pascagoula in a public event that is expected to draw thousands of spectators and a host of dignitaries.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boat; mississippi; submarine; virgina


1 posted on 06/02/2012 5:23:33 AM PDT by moonshot925
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To: moonshot925
The Virginia Class are ubelievably effective nuclera attack boats. Game changers around the world's oceans and seas who rightfully consider all other vessels as "targets."



THE VIRGINIA CLASS SSN - DEADLY QUITE

2 posted on 06/02/2012 5:33:37 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: moonshot925

Nice looking boat. But what’s with the camo uniforms? Don’t they wear poopy suits anymore? And why would they need camo at 600 feet?


3 posted on 06/02/2012 5:36:19 AM PDT by MNnice
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To: moonshot925

Run silent, Run Deep and blow them up.


4 posted on 06/02/2012 5:45:34 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: moonshot925

Nice picture of the AMR there.


5 posted on 06/02/2012 5:50:56 AM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: moonshot925

What, no all-Black-female crew?


6 posted on 06/02/2012 5:51:19 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: MNnice

Well, to be fair, I don’t think the purpose of “Navy camoflauge” is to hide the person wearing it, but to hide any dirt or grease or whatever that got on the uniform. As far as I know, submariners still wear the poopy suits underway.


7 posted on 06/02/2012 5:53:27 AM PDT by moonshot925
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To: the invisib1e hand

“What, no all-Black-female crew?”

There were some rumors going around about USS Illinois having an all female crew when it is commissioned in 2015. I highly doubt it. There will not be any female submariners with enough experience to be XO, let alone CO, by 2015.


8 posted on 06/02/2012 6:04:00 AM PDT by moonshot925
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To: moonshot925
In the last picture, those are clearly USS Virginia (SSN-774) ballcaps. Wassup wit dat?
9 posted on 06/02/2012 6:14:51 AM PDT by Castlebar
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To: Castlebar

Just some pictures I found of Virginia class submarines. Couldn’t find many of the Mississippi.


10 posted on 06/02/2012 6:23:08 AM PDT by moonshot925
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To: moonshot925

Your correct, poopy suits and tennis shoes underway.


11 posted on 06/02/2012 6:29:11 AM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: castlegreyskull; MNnice
USS Florida (SSGN-728)
12 posted on 06/02/2012 6:48:29 AM PDT by moonshot925
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To: Tainan

“Take her down.”

“Clap that un-PC dog in irons.”


13 posted on 06/02/2012 6:53:31 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Jeff Head

What do the white markings on the deck mean?


14 posted on 06/02/2012 6:58:51 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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Those mark the stations for helo deliver of personnel, weapons, or supplies to the sub. MAkes it much easier to see where to hold station for helo pilot.

For example:


15 posted on 06/02/2012 7:28:58 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: moonshot925

report was sloppily written - there will be 24 females,the ones going through training now, all will be going to the Illinois


16 posted on 06/02/2012 7:39:12 AM PDT by capt B
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To: Jeff Head

Thank you. I thought that at first but if you look at the original picture there are a set of markings on the aft end of the boat and another set of markings just aft of the tower. Wouldn’t the forward markings be too close to the conning tower for a helicopter to use?


17 posted on 06/02/2012 7:50:53 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: ops33

Definitely would for low level insertions like the one pictured above...but for a helo standing higher off, delivering material, or like for pciking up someone sick or injured, probably not, particularly the one aft of the Conning Tower.


18 posted on 06/02/2012 8:15:35 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: moonshot925

Those two guys rubbing sticks together to start a fire on the front of the sub should probably get in trouble.


19 posted on 06/02/2012 9:35:55 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Jeff Head

The one immediately aft of the sail is the Lockout truck, and the one at the aft of the ship above the engine room represent the logistical escape truck. The lockout is used by Navy Seals to enter and exit the ship at sea while submerged. The logistical escape truck can be used in-port and expanded to load equipment into the engineroom. However, I believe it was designed for the SEAL delivery vehicle.


20 posted on 06/02/2012 10:27:13 AM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: Jeff Head
the stern one i can understand, but the one near the sail seems WAY to close to the rotors for safety... iirc there was a laser communication program at one time that may or may not of become operational, could they be aiming markers also???
21 posted on 06/02/2012 11:19:59 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Jeff Head

Nice post Jeff

Are “poopy” suits the ones in post #12?
Those boys look very “large” in the pic with the crew decked out in cammo. Dont Marineers have to be on the small frame size?
Thanks


22 posted on 06/02/2012 11:36:44 AM PDT by winodog
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I have seen very big submariners. Ideally there are required to pass the physically readiness test two times each year, which requires the height weight portion of the test.


23 posted on 06/03/2012 5:21:22 AM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: castlegreyskull

That’s correct, the new Virginias do have a lock-out chamber there just aft of the sail. The Ohio SSGN conversion can use up to four of the old Trident tubes for lock-outs for the SEALS. The others (and usually the second pair too) are all capable of carrying up to 154 Tomohawk missiles.

Of course the Virginia’s do not have those large tubes, but they can launch up to 12 Tomahawks themselves.

I believe the most aft location is also used for helos, and I believe, from a greater height, the other one aft of the sail can be too, they just have to maintain a height great enough to ensure that there is no chance for rotor issues.

My son-in-law is a career submariner. I have been priveledged to be on board nuclear subs to meet XOs and COs a number of times. Next time I do, I will ask specifically...or, I’ll simply ask my son-in-law.


24 posted on 06/04/2012 10:45:38 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: moonshot925

Great pic!


25 posted on 06/04/2012 10:49:00 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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