USS Mississippi (BB 41)
Battleship of the New Mexico class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||5 Apr 1915|
|Launched||25 Jan 1917|
|Commissioned||18 Dec 1917|
|End service||17 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.
Commands listed for USS Mississippi (BB 41)
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|1||Capt. Raymond Ames Spruance, USN||Apr 1938||Jan 1940|
|2||Capt. William Robert Munroe, USN||6 Feb 1940|
|3||Capt. Walden Lee Ainsworth, USN||15 Nov 1942|
|4||Capt. Lunsford Lomax Hunter, USN||16 Nov 1942||17 Apr 1944|
|5||Capt. Heman Judd Redfield, Jr., USN||17 Apr 1944||18 Jul 1945|
|6||T/Capt. John Francis Crowe, Jr., USN||18 Jul 1945|
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