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U.S.S. Mississippi arrives in Pascagoula

GULFPORT, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Hundreds of people cheered the arrival of the Navy's newest attack submarine U.S.S.  Mississippi to Pascagoula Friday.

The 377-foot Virginia-Class Submarine arrived just before 11 a.m. It will be commissioned on June 2.

Ship commissioning is an act that places a ship into active service. With a crew of about 130 officer and sailors, the submarine carries torpedoes and Tomahawk Missiles, and can be configured to carry Navy Seals.

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