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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.

    Los Angeles Class Nuclear Powered Attack Submarine
    Keel Laid 8 January 1971 - Launched 26 April 1975

    Commissioned 25 June 1977 - Decommissioned 13 January 1995

    Struck from Naval Register 13 January 1995
    Disposed of through NPSSRP 30 September 1997

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 Baton Rouge SSN-689 Covers Page 1    (1972-1995)



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


USPS Slogan
Machine Cancel


Newport News, VA


Christening & Launching. Cachet by the USS Nathan Hale Chapter No. 68, USCS


Pictorial Postmark

"Last Day In /
Commission Sta."

Vallejo CA


Decommissioning. SASE by Rich Hoffner


Other Information

USS Baton Rouge earned two Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbons during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Named for Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Felix Edward Hebert, wife of Mr. Felix Hebert, United States Representative from the First District and the former Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.



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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