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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
    Naming Ceremony 31 January 2019
    Keel Laying Ceremony 30 July 2021 - Launched 23 May 2022
    Delivered to USN 13 May 2023

    Commissioned 30 September 2023

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 name of the ship (for example, Bushnell AG-32 / Sumner AGS-5 are different names for the same ship so there should be one set of pages for Bushnell and one set for Sumner). 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 Augusta LCS-34 Covers Page 1     (2021-2022)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each name and/or commissioning period. 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


USPS Type 12

"Mobile Main Office"

Mobile AL



Cachet by Richard D. Jones


Other Information

NAMESAKE - Named in honor of the capital city of Maine.

Six ships of the US Navy have borne the name AUGUSTA - USS Augusta (1799 14-gun Brig), USS Augusta (1861 Side-wheel Steamer), USS Augusta SP-946, USS Augusta CA-31,
USS Augusta SSN-710 and USS Augusta LCS-34.

The ships sponsor is Leigh Ingalls Saufley, the dean of the University of Maine School of Law and former Chief Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.



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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