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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 27 June 2013 - Launched & Christened 18 July 2015

    Commissioned 16 December 2017 - 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 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 Little Rock LCS-9 Covers Page 1     (2013-17)



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

Date From
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image


Pictorial Postmark

"Commissioning /

Buffalo NY


Commissioning, cachet by Joshua McGee


Pictorial Postmark

"Fleet Week
New York Sta."

Staten Island NY


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


Other Information

NAMESAKE - Named after Little Rock, the capital city of Arkansas.

Two ships of the US Navy have borne the name LITTLE ROCK - USS Little Rock CG-4 and USS Little Rock LCS-9.

The ships sponsor is Mrs. Janée Bonner, wife of Josiah Robins "Jo" Bonner, Jr. who was the U.S. Representative for Alabama's 1st congressional district from 2003 to 2013.



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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