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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 Attack Submarine
    Keel Laid 6 April 1974 - Launched 19 February 1977

    Commissioned 10 June 1978 - Decommissioned 31 July 1995

    Struck from Naval Register 31 July 1995
    Placed in storage at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard awaiting disposal

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 Cincinnati SSN-693 Covers Page 1     (1974-1994)



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 Pictorial Postmarks


USPS Slogan
Machine Cancel


Newport News, VA


Launching / Christening, cachet by the USS Nathan Hale Chapter No. 68, USCS


Pictorial Postmark

"Inactivation Ceremony /

Norfolk, VA


Inactivation Ceremony


Other Information

NAMESAKE - Named for the city of Cincinnati, OH

Five ships of the US Navy have borne the name CINCINNATI - USS Cincinnati (1861 Ironclad), USS Cincinnati C-7, USS Cincinnati CL-6, USS Cincinnati SSN-693 and
USS Cincinnati LCS-20

The ships sponsor was Mrs. William J. Keating, wife of William J. Keating, an American businessman and former politician of the Republican party.



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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