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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.

    Arleigh Burke (Flight IIA) Class Guided Missile Destroyer
    Keel Laid 7 January 2004 - Christened & Launched 23 July 2005

    Commissioned 10 June 2006

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 Farragut DDG-99 Covers Page 1    (2005-2021)



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
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image


Locy Type
2-2n (USS, FPO
AA 34091-1211)


Port Visit to Philadelphia, PA on Independence Day 2007. Postal card also bears a "Independence National Historical Park" marking and is #2 of 2 made.
Cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


Locy Type
9-2n (USS, FPO
AA 34091-1211)


Courtesy of the USCS Postmark Survey 2011-2012


Locy Type
(USS,FPO AA 34091)


Cachet by Kay Neuthor


Locy Type
(USS,FPO AA 34091)
(UNIT 100239)


Cachet by Michael Brock


Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-10


Ships cachet, collectors request by Thad Kaczkowski

USPS Pictorial Postmarks


Pictorial Postmark

Day Station"

Jacksonville, FL


Commissioning, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


Other Information

NAMESAKE - Admiral James Glasgow Farragut, USN (July 6 1801 - August 14 1870).

Farragut was commissioned a midshipman in the United States Navy on December 17, 1810, at the age of nine and his career lasted until he died from a heart attack at the age of 69 on August 14 1870.
He has the distinction of being the first rear admiral, vice admiral, and admiral in the United States Navy and is remembered for his order at the Battle of Mobile Bay (in which he was victorious) usually paraphrased as "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead" in U.S. Navy tradition.

The US Navy has named two classes of Destroyers after Farragut - the Farragut Class Destroyer of 1934 and the Farragut Class Destroyer of 1958.

The US Navy has named five ships in his honor; USS FARRAGUT TB-11, USS FARRAGUT DD-300, USS FARRAGUT DD-348, USS FARRAGUT DLG-6/DDG-37 and USS FARRAGUT DDG-99.

The ships sponsor is Senator Susan Collins of Maine.



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