Skip to comments.USS Mississippi (SSN-782) will be commissioned today, 9th Virgina class fast attack boat
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.
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?
Run silent, Run Deep and blow them up.
Nice picture of the AMR there.
What, no all-Black-female crew?
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.
“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.
Just some pictures I found of Virginia class submarines. Couldn’t find many of the Mississippi.
Your correct, poopy suits and tennis shoes underway.
“Take her down.”
“Clap that un-PC dog in irons.”
What do the white markings on the deck mean?
report was sloppily written - there will be 24 females,the ones going through training now, all will be going to the Illinois
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?
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.
Those two guys rubbing sticks together to start a fire on the front of the sub should probably get in trouble.
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.
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?
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.
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.