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USS Missouri (SSN 780) Commissioning Photo Gallery
 
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100731-N-3090M-474 GROTON, Conn. (July 31, 2010) – The crew of USS Missouri (SSN 780) salutes the spectators at the Virginia-class submarine’s commissioning July 31. Missouri is the fifth Navy vessel to be named for the ‘Show-Me” state. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Myers.

 

 

100731-N-3090M-460 GROTON, Conn. (July 31, 2010) – The crew of Virginia-class submarine USS Missouri (SSN 780) mans the submarine as the periscopes and antennas are raised following the command by sponsor Becky Gates to “bring the ship to life”. Missouri, the fifth ship to be named for the “Show-me” State, was commissioned at Naval Submarine Base New London July 31. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Myers.

 

 

 

 

USS Missouri (SSN 780) crew member’s man the rails for the first time on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at the ships commissioning ceremony which officially put the ship into active service in the U.S. Navy.  Missouri is the seventh Virginia Class Submarine and the fifth Navy ship to be named for the “Show Me State.”  U.S. Navy Photo by John Narewski/Released

 

 

100731-N-3090M-438 GROTON, Conn. (July 31, 2010) – The crew of USS Missouri (SSN 780) “brings the ship to life” following the command from sponsor Becky Gates. The Virginia-class submarine was commissioned during a ceremony at Naval Submarine Base New London July 31. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Myers.

 

 

100731-N-3090M-422 GROTON, Conn. (July 31, 2010) – Missouri Governor Jay Nixon hands the ceremonial spyglass to Lt. Mark Treen, USS Missouri (SSN 780) Navigation Officer, as the first watch is set aboard the Virginia-class submarine. Missouri, the fifth ship to be named for the “Show-me” State, was commissioned at Naval Submairne Base New London July 31. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Myers.

 

USS Missouri (SSN 780) crew members break the colors and commissioning pennant for the first time on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at the ships commissioning ceremony which officially put the ship into active service in the U.S. Navy.  Missouri is the seventh Virginia Class Submarine and the fifth Navy ship to be named for the “Show Me State.”  U.S. Navy Photo by John Narewski

 

 

100731-N-3090M-375 GROTON, Conn. (July 31, 2010) – Missouri’s U.S. Representative Ike Skelton, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, speaks to the spectators gathered to see the commissioning of Virginia-class submarine USS Missouri (SSN 780). Skelton was the principal speaker for the ceremony. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Myers.

100731-N-3090M-257 Groton, Conn. (July 31, 2010) – The crew of USS Missouri (SSN 780) stands ready for the command to ‘bring the ship to life”. The Virginia-class submarine was commissioned during a ceremony at Naval Submarine Base New London July 31. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Myers.

 

 

 

 

100729-N-3090M-014 GROTON, Conn. (July 29, 2010) –  Lt Cmdr. Jess Porter , Pre-Commissioning Unit Missouri (SSN 780) Executive Officer, speaks to members of the media  on the pier at Naval Submarine Base New London during the Virginia-class submarine’s Media Day. Media outlets were invited to attend a commissioning ceremony rehearsal, conduct interviews with crewmembers, and tour the submarine. Missouri will be commissioned during a ceremony July 31. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Myers.

 

100729-N-3090M-003 GROTON, Conn. (July 29, 2010) – The crew of Pre-Commissioning Unit Missouri (SSN 780) practices boarding the ship to “bring it to life” during a commissioning ceremony rehearsal on the pier at Naval Submarine Base New London.  The Virginia-class submarine’s sponsor, Mrs. Becky Gates, will officially bring the ship to life during the ceremony July 31. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Myers.

 

GROTON, Conn. (July 28, 2010) – A member of the USS Missouri (SSN 780) Commissioning Committee shows a case of Boulevard Pilsner beer to the crew of Virginia-class submarine Missouri at a committee-sponsored picnic. Boulevard Brewery is a sponsor for the Commissioning Committee. The submarine Missouri will be commissioned during a ceremony at naval Submarine Base New London July 31. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Evelyn Haywood.

 

GROTON, Conn. (July 28, 2010) – Command Master Chief Reginald “Chevy” Brown, Pre-Commissioning Unit Missouri (SSN 780) Chief of the Boat, signs a copy of the Missouri Commissioning Committee’s crest during a committee-sponsored picnic for the crew and their families. The Virginia-class submarine will be commissioned during a ceremony at Naval Submarine Base New London July 31. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Evelyn Haywood.

 

100722-N-3090M-252 GROTON, Conn. (July 22, 2010) – Virginia-class submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Missouri (SSN 780) passes the Ledge Light lighthouse as it enters the Thames River. Missouri moored at Naval Submarine Base New London where it will be commissioned July 31. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Myers.

 

 

100722-N-3090M-294 GROTON, Conn. (July 22, 2010) - Virginia-class submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Missouri (SSN 780) enters the Thames River on its way to Naval Submarine Base New London. Missouri will be commissioned there July 31. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Myers.

 

 

100722-N-3090M-365 GROTON, Conn. (July 22, 2010) - Virginia-class submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Missouri (SSN 780) prepares to moor at Naval Submarine Base New London for the first time. Missouri will be commissioned there July 31. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Myers.

 

 

100722-N-3090M-411 GROTON, Conn.  (July 22, 2010) – A line handler aboard Virginia-class submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Missouri (SSN 780) throws a line across to the pier as the submarine moors at Naval Submarine Base New London. Missouri will be commissioned there July 31. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Myers.

 

 

100722-N-3090M-436 GROTON, Conn. (July 22, 2010) - Virginia-class submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Missouri (SSN 780) finishes mooring at Naval Submarine Base New London for the first time. Missouri will be commissioned there July 31. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Myers.
 

100702-N-3090M-110 GROTON, Conn. (July 2, 2010) – Line handlers aboard Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Missouri (SSN 780) loosen the bolts on the retractable cleats as the ship makes final preparations to conduct sea trials. Missouri is scheduled to be commissioned July 31 at Naval Submarine Base New London. U.S. Navy Photos by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Myers.

 

 

100702-N-3090M-153 GROTON, Conn. (July 2, 2010) – Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Missouri (SSN 780) transits down the Thames River to conduct sea trials in the Atlantic Ocean. Missouri is scheduled to be commissioned July 31 at Naval Submarine Base New London. U.S. Navy Photos by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Myers.

 

 

100702-N-3090M-164 GROTON, Conn. (July 2, 2010) – Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Missouri (SSN 780) transits down the Thames River to conduct sea trials in the Atlantic Ocean. Missouri is scheduled to be commissioned July 31 at Naval Submarine Base New London. U.S. Navy Photos by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Myers.

 

 

100702-N-3090M-178 GROTON, Conn. (July 2, 2010) – Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Missouri (SSN 780) transits down the Thames River to conduct sea trials in the Atlantic Ocean. Missouri is scheduled to be commissioned July 31 at Naval Submarine Base New London. U.S. Navy Photos by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Myers.

 

 

100702-N-3090M-182 GROTON, Conn. (July 2, 2010) – Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Missouri (SSN 780) transits down the Thames River to conduct sea trials in the Atlantic Ocean. Missouri is scheduled to be commissioned July 31 at Naval Submarine Base New London. U.S. Navy Photos by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Myers.

 

 

100702-N-3090M-190 GROTON, Conn. (July 2, 2010) – Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Missouri (SSN 780) approaches the Ledge Light lighthouse  as it exits the Thames River to conduct sea trials in the Atlantic Ocean. Missouri is scheduled to be commissioned July 31 at Naval Submarine Base New London. U.S. Navy Photos by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Myers.

 

 

100702-N-3090M-196 GROTON, Conn. (July 2, 2010) – Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Missouri (SSN 780) approaches the Ledge Light lighthouse  as it exits the Thames River to conduct sea trials in the Atlantic Ocean. Missouri is scheduled to be commissioned July 31 at Naval Submarine Base New London. U.S. Navy Photos by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Myers.

 

 

Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Missouri (SSN 780) approaches the Ledge Light lighthouse  as it exits the Thames River to conduct sea trials in the Atlantic Ocean. Missouri is scheduled to be commissioned July 31 at Naval Submarine Base New London. Photo courtesy of General Dynamics Electric Boat.

 

Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Missouri (SSN 780) prepares to conduct sea trials in the Atlantic Ocean. Missouri is scheduled to be commissioned July 31 at Naval Submarine Base New London. Photo courtesy of General Dynamics Electric Boat.

Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Missouri (SSN 780) prepares to conduct sea trials in the Atlantic Ocean. Missouri is scheduled to be commissioned July 31 at Naval Submarine Base New London. Photo courtesy of General Dynamics Electric Boat.

 

 

 

Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Missouri (SSN 780) prepares to conduct sea trials in the Atlantic Ocean. Missouri is scheduled to be commissioned July 31 at Naval Submarine Base New London. Photo courtesy of General Dynamics Electric Boat.

 

Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Missouri (SSN 780) prepares to conduct sea trials in the Atlantic Ocean. Missouri is scheduled to be commissioned July 31 at Naval Submarine Base New London. Photo courtesy of General Dynamics Electric Boat.