KEARSARGE LHD 3

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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.

    Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship (Multi-Purpose)
    Keel Laid 6 February 1990 - Launched 26 March 1992
    Christened 16 May 1992

  1. USS KEARSARGE LHD-3
    Commissioned 16 October 1993
Kearsarge LHD3 1 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Kearsarge LHD-3 Covers Page 1    (1993-2021)

 

Postmarks

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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link To
Close-Up Image
Thumbnail Link
To
Full Cover Image

Ship Postmarks


 

Locy Type
FDC 2-2
(USS,FPO
AE 09534-1662)

Locy Type
FDC 9-2
(USS,FPO
AE 09534-1662)

1993-10-16

GaryRRogak Kearsarge LHD3 19931016 1 Front.jpg

N/A

Commissioning, cachet by Gary R. Rogak


 

Locy Type
2-2 (USS,
FPO AE 09534-1662)

2004-04-05

GregCiesielski Kearsarge LHD3 20040405 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Kearsarge LHD3 20040405 1 Front.jpg

Greetings from Norfolk, cachet by Taze Nicholson Chapter No. 104, USCS


 

Locy Type
2-2 (USS,
FPO AE 09534-1662)

2004-04-16

GregCiesielski Kearsarge LHD3 20040416 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Florida SSGN728 20040416 1 Front.jpg

Change of Command aboard the USS Florida SSGN-728, cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

Locy Type
2-2 (USS,
FPO AE 09534-1662)

2004-11-16

GregCiesielski Kearsarge LHD3 20041116 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Kearsarge LHD3 20041116 1 Front.jpg

Integrated Training in North Carolina, cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

Locy Type
11-2(n+) (USS,
FPO AE 09534-1662)

2007-10-31

Ebert Kearsarge LHD 3 20071031 1 pm1.jpg
Ebert Kearsarge LHD 3 20071031 1 front.jpg

Contributed by Douglas Ebert.


 

Locy Type
11-2(n+) (USS,
FPO AE 09534-1662)

2014-10-28

GregCiesielski Kearsarge LHD3 20141028 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Kearsarge LHD3 20141028 1 Front.jpg

Ships cachet, from the Thad Kaczkowski collection.


 

Locy Type
11-2n+ (USS,
FPO AE 09534)

2016-01-06

GregCiesielski Kearsarge LHD3 20160106 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Kearsarge LHD3 20160106 1 Front.jpg

Ship's cachet, collector's request by Kay Neuthor


 

Locy Type
12-2(n+) (USS,
FPO AE 09534-1662)

2000-10-27

Bunter Kearsarge LHD 3 20001027 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Kearsarge LHD 3 20001027 1 front.jpg

Navy Day, cachet by Roger A. Wentworth


 

Locy Type
12-2c(n) (USS,
FPO AE 09534-1662)

2008-05-14

GregCiesielski Kearsarge LHD3 20080514 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Kearsarge LHD3 20080514 1 Front.jpg

100th Anniversary of the Great White Fleet, serviced by Stephen Tusing


 

Locy Type
12-2n+ (USS,
FPO AE 09534)

2016-01-06

GregCiesielski Kearsarge LHD3 20160106 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Kearsarge LHD3 20160106 1 Front.jpg

Ship's cachet, collector's request by Kay Neuthor


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-10

2008-05-14

GregCiesielski Kearsarge LHD3 20080514 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Kearsarge LHD3 20080514 1 Front.jpg

100th Anniversary of the Great White Fleet, serviced by Stephen Tusing



USPS Pictorial Postmarks


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"Fleet Week
NY Station"

Staten Island, NY

2006-05-26

GregCiesielski Kearsarge LHD3 20060526 5 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Kearsarge LHD3 20060526 5 Front.jpg

Fleet Week, cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"Fleet Week
Flagship Station"

Staten Island, NY

2008-05-23

GregCiesielski Kearsarge LHD3 20080523 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Kearsarge LHD3 20080523 1 Front.jpg

Fleet Week, cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS

 

Other Information

USS KEARSARGE LHD-3 has earned the following awards - Combat Action Ribbon; Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon w/ two stars; Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon w/ 1 star; Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (6 awards); National Defense Service Medal w/ one star; Southwest Asia Service Medal; Kosovo Campaign Medal w/ 1 star; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Armed Forces Service Medal; Humanitarian Service Medal; Sea Service deployment Ribbon w/ 4 stars and the NATO Medal.

NAMESAKE - Five ships of the US Navy have been named KEARSARGE. The first was named for Mount Kearsarge and the later ones were named in honor of the first.
USS Kearsarge (Sloop of War 1861) - USS Kearsarge BB-5; USS Kearsarge CV-12 (Renamed HORNET prior to launch) - USS Kearsarge CV-33 and USS Kearsarge LHD-3.

The ships sponsor is Mrs. Alma Powell, wife of General Colin L. Powell, USA, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State.

 


 

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