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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.

    Freedom Class Littoral Combat Ship
    Keel Laid 8 November 2012 - Launched 18 October 2014

  2. Commissioned 22 October 2016 - Decommissioned 29 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 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 Detroit LCS-7 Covers Page 1     (2012-2021)



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 To
Close-Up Image
Thumbnail Link
Full Cover Image

Ship Postmark


Locy Type
(USS, FPO AA 34086)
(UNIT 100212, BLUE)


From the back of the cover, collectors request by Foster E. Miller, III

USPS Pictorial Postmark


Pictorial Postmark

"Commissioning Sta."

Detroit MI


Commissioning, cachet by Richard D. Jones


Other Information

NAMESAKE - Named for the city of Detroit, Michigan.

Six ships of the US Navy have borne the name DETROIT - USS Detroit (1813 20-gun ship), USS Detroit (1869 Sloop-of-war), USS Detroit Cruiser No. 10, USS Detroit CL-8, USS Detroit AOE-4 and USS Detroit LCS-7.

The ships sponsor is Mrs. Barbara Levin, wife of Senator Carl Levin.



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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