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Submarine commissioning relocated due to insufficient channel depth

PASCAGOULA — Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says the commissioning for the submarine USS Mississippi will be in Pascagoula rather than Gulfport. “Due to concerns about insufficient channel depths in Gulfport … the new commissioning site for USS Mississippi is Pascagoula with a scheduled date of June 2,” Mabus, a former Mississippi governor, said in a statement. The channel is deeper ...

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USS Mississippi to be commissioned in June

GULFPORT — The USS Mississippi, a $2-billion submarine, will be commissioned in the Gulfport Small Craft Harbor in June, according to U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo. Palazzo, R-Miss., says the event is scheduled for June 2, 2012, with more details to be released later. Palazzo says having the commissioning in Mississippi is an achievement the whole state can be proud of. ...

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