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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 11 July 2009 - Launched 7 December 2010
    Christened 4 December 2010

  2. Commissioned 22 September 2012 - (Proj. Inactive Date 31 March 2021)
FortWorth LCS3 1 Crest.jpg

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 Fort Worth LCS-3 Covers Page 1     (2009-2012)



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 To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image

USPS Pictorial Postmarks


USPS Pictorial

"Commissioning /

Galveston TX


GregCiesielski FortWorth LCS3 20120922 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski FortWorth LCS3 20120922 1 Front.jpg

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


Other Information

NAMESAKE - Named after Fort Worth, Texas.

The ships sponsor is Kay Granger, a Republican politician from the U.S. state of Texas, representing Texas's 12th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. She is the first Republican woman to represent Texas in the U.S. House.



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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