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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    Independence Class Littoral Combat Ship
    Keel Laid 19 January 2006 - Launched 28 April 2008
    Christened 4 October 2008

  2. Commissioned 16 January 2010 - Decommissioned 29 July 2021

Naval Covers

This section lists active links to the pages displaying covers associated with the ship. There should be a separate set of pages for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). Covers should be presented in chronological order (or as best as can be determined).

Since a ship may have many covers, they may be split among many pages so it doesn't take forever for the pages to load. Each page link should be accompanied by a date range for covers on that page.

  1. USS Independence LCS-2 Covers Page 1    (2006,2008)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). Within each set, the postmarks should be listed in order of their classification type. If more than one postmark has the same classification, then they should be further sorted by date of earliest known usage.

A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
>>> If you have a better example for any of the postmarks, please feel free to replace the existing example.


Postmark Type
Killer Bar Text

Thumbnail Link
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image


Pictorial Postmark

Day Station"

Mobile, AL




Other Information

NAMESAKE - Independence is the self-government of a nation, country, or state by its residents and population, or some portion thereof, generally exercising sovereignty.

Seven US Navy ships have borne the name INDEPENDENCE - USS Independence (1776 Brig), USS Independence (1776 Sloop), USS Independence (1814 Ship of the Line), USS Independence (SP-3676 Steamer), USS Independence CVL-22, USS Independence CV-62 and USS Independence LCS-2.

The ships sponsor is Doreen Scott, wife of 10th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Terry D. Scott.



If you have images or information to add to this page, then either contact the Curator or edit this page yourself and add it. See Editing Ship Pages for detailed information on editing this page.


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