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USS Mississippi crew aboard the Bounty

Crew members of the Virginia class attack submarine USS Mississippi, (SSN 782), sailed aboard the square-rigged sailing ship HMS Bounty Thursday. The Mississippi crew was invited on the sail by Bounty owner Robert Hansen after he toured the Navy sub base in Groton last year. The crew of the Bounty enlisted the help of the Mississippi crew to raise the sails and trim them during a two-hour sail in Long Island Sound. Bounty captain Robin Wallbridge thanked the Mississippi crew for their help and remarked that the Bounty had now trained crew from both the oldest ship in the Navy, the USS Constitution, as well as the newest, the Mississippi.

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Petty officer 2nd class Nathan Lackey take a turn at the ship's wheel under the watchful eye of fellow crew from the U.S. Navy Virginia class attack submarine USS Mississippi (SSN 782) during a sail aboard the square-rigged sailing ship HMS Bounty Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012.

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Crew from the U.S. Navy Virginia class attack submarine USS Mississippi (SSN 782) get a briefing from HMS Bounty captain Robin Wallbridge prior to a sail aboard the square-rigged sailing ship Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012.

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HMS Bounty deckhand Anna Sprague, right, leads crew from the U.S. Navy Virginia class attack submarine USS Mississippi (SSN 782) to raise the sails.

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U.S. Navy petty officer Matt Campanile ascends the rigging for an "up and over" exercise, climbing up one side and down the other of the main mast Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. Crew members of the Virginia-class attack submarine USS Mississippi, (SSN 782), sailed aboard the square-rigged sailing ship HMS Bounty.

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Crew from the U.S. Navy Virginia class attack submarine USS Mississippi (SSN 782) climb the rigging during a sail aboard the square-rigged sailing ship HMS Bounty Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012.

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Petty Officer 3rd class Zachary Mullins snaps photos of crewmates from the U.S. Navy Virginia class attack submarine USS Mississippi (SSN 782) high in the rigging of the square rigged sailing ship HMS Bounty Thursday, October 25, 2012.

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Crew from the U.S. Navy Virginia class attack submarine USS Mississippi (SSN 782) descend the rigging after climbing the main mast during a sail aboard the square rigged sailing ship HMS Bounty Thursday, October 25, 2012.

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Crew from the U.S. Navy Virginia-class attack submarine USS Mississippi, (SSN 782), perch on the top yard on the main mast of the square-rigged sailing ship HMS Bounty Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012.

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Chief Petty Officer Philip Gorin snaps photos of crew members from the U.S. Navy Virginia-class attack submarine USS Mississippi, (SSN 782), high in the rigging of the square-rigged sailing ship HMS Bounty Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012.

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Crew from the U.S. Navy Virginia-class attack submarine USS Mississippi, (SSN 782), raise the sails at the end of a sail aboard the square-rigged sailing ship HMS Bounty Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012.

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Claudene Christian, a deckhand on the HMS Bounty, watches the sails furl as crew from the U.S. Navy Virginia class attack submarine USS Mississippi (SSN 782) haul them up toward the end of a sail aboard the square rigged sailing ship Thursday, October 25, 2012.

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Petty Officer 2nd class Nathan Lackey takes photos from the tip of the bowsprit of the square rigged sailing ship HMS Bounty Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 as the crew of the U.S. Navy Virginia class attack submarine USS Mississippi (SSN 782) take a sail aboard.

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A crewman from the U.S. Navy Virginia-class attack submarine USS Mississippi, (SSN 782), pauses as he works his way out to the end of the bowsprit during a sail aboard the square-rigged sailing ship HMS Bounty Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012.

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Crew from the U.S. Navy Virginia class attack submarine USS Mississippi (SSN 782) help furl the Main Course sail as the near the end of a cruise aboard the square rigged sailing ship HMS Bounty Thursday, October 25, 2012.

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