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USS Mississippi

Four ships of the United States Navy have been named USS Mississippi in honor of the 20th state.

The first USS Mississippi, a sidewheel steamer, saw action in the Mexican-American War and was lost during the American Civil War.

The second USS Mississippi (BB-23), the lead ship of her class, saw action before World War I and was eventually sold to Greece, renamed Lemnos, and sunk in the early days of World War II.

The third USS Mississippi (BB-41), a New Mexico-class battleship, saw action during World War II.

The fourth USS Mississippi (CGN-40) was a Virginia-class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser.