LOUISIANA SSBN 743

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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.

    Ohio Class Nuclear Powered Ballistic Missile Submarine
    Keel Laid 23 October 1992 - Launched 27 July 1996

  1. USS LOUISIANA SSBN-743
    Commissioned 6 September 1997
GregCiesielski Louisiana SSBN743 19970612 2 Crest.jpg


Naval Covers

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  1. USS Louisiana SSBN-743 Covers Page 1     (1994-2019)

 


Postmarks

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USPS Pictorial Postmarks


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"Christening Station"

Groton, CT

1996-07-27

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GregCiesielski Louisiana SSBN743 19960727 1 Front.jpg

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


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"Commissioning Station"

Kings Bay, GA

1997-09-06

GregCiesielski Louisiana SSBN743 19970906 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Louisiana SSBN743 19970906 1 Front.jpg

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


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"5th Anniversary
Station"

Groton, CT

2002-09-06

GregCiesielski Louisiana SSBN743 20020906 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Louisiana SSBN743 20020906 1 Front.jpg

5th Anniversary, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"USS Louisiana
SSBN-743 Station"

Groton, CT

2007-09-06

GregCiesielski Louisiana SSBN743 20070906 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Louisiana SSBN743 20070906 1 Front.jpg

10th Anniversary, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"15th Anniversary
Station"

Keyport WA

2012-09-06

GregCiesielski Louisiana SSBN743 20120906 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Louisiana SSBN743 20120906 1 Front.jpg

15th Anniversary, cachet by Michael Hebert


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"15th Anniversary
Sta."

Groton CT

2012-09-06

GregCiesielski Louisiana SSBN743 20120906 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Louisiana SSBN743 20120906 2 Front.jpg

15th Anniversary, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"20th Anniversary
Sta."

Groton CT

2017-09-06

GregCiesielski Louisiana SSBN743 20170906 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Louisiana SSBN743 20170906 1 Front.jpg

20th Anniversary, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - Named for the 18th state - LOUISIANA

Five ships of the US Navy have borne the name LOUISIANA - USS Louisiana (Sloop 1812); USS Louisiana (Steamer 1861); USS Louisiana BB-19; USS LOUISIANA BB-71 (Cancelled 1943) and USS Louisiana SSBN-743.

One ship of the US Revenue Cutter Service has borne the name LOUISIANA - USRC Louisiana (Topsail Schooner 1819).

One ship of the Confederate Navy has borne the name LOUISIANA - CSS Louisiana (Ironclad 1862).

The submarines sponsor is Mrs. Patricia O'Keefe, wife of Captain Patrick G. O'Keefe, USN. Mrs. O'Keefe passed away on April 22, 2010.

 


 

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