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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 Class (Flight IIa) Guided Missile Destroyer
    Keel Laid 24 August 1998 - Launched & Christened 16 October 1999

  2. Placed In Commission (Special) 5 February 2001
    Commissioned 21 April 2001

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 Lassen DDG-82 Covers Page 1    (1998-2006)



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


Locy Type
FDC 2-2(n+) (USS,FPO
AP 96671-1299)


Commissioning, serviced by Wolfgang Hechler


Locy Type
FDC 9-2(n+) (USS,FPO
AP 96671-1299)


Commissioning, from the Bob Govern collection.


Locy Type
2-2(n+) (USS,FPO
AP 96671-1299)


Serviced by Wolfgang Hechler


Locy Type
9-2(n+) (USS,FPO
AP 96671-1299)


Ships cachet. Serviced by Thad Kaczkowski


Locy Type
11-2(n+) (USS,FPO
AP 96671-1299)


Serviced by Richard Hoffner


Locy Type
11-2n+ (USS,
FPO AA 34091)


Cachet by Thad Kaczkowski


Locy Type
12-2n+ (USS,FPO
AP 96671-1299)


USCS Postmark Survey


Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-10


Ships cachet, collectors request by Thad Kaczkowski


Other Information

NAMESAKE - Commander Clyde Everett Lassen, USN (14 March 1942 - 1 April 1994).
Lassen received the Medal of Honor for his courageous rescue on 19 June 1968 of two downed aviators while commander of a search and rescue helicopter in Vietnam.

Two ships of the US Navy have borne the name LASSEN although USS Lassen DDG-82 is the only ship named for Cmdr Clyde Lassen. The first LASSEN was USS Lassen AE-3.

The ships co-sponsors are Linda B. Lassen, wife of the ship's namesake and Barbara O. Pilling, wife of Navy Adm. Donald Pilling, vice chief of Naval Operations.



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