Commissioning of USS Mississippi moved to Pascagoula

U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo announced this afternoon the Navy has decided to move the commissioning of the $2 billion USS Mississippi submarine to Pascagoula.

The commissioning was moved after the Navy raised concerns about the channel depth in Gulfport, where it was previously announced the ceremony would be held. The commissioning will happen June 2.

The Sun Herald follows this story in Wednesday's editions.