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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 October 2011 - Christened & Launched 18 December 2013

    Commissioned 21 November 2015 - Decommissioned 8 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 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 Milwaukee LCS-5 Covers Page 1     (2011)



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.


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Killer Bar Text

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Marinette WI



Keel Laying, cachet by Rich Hoffner


Other Information

NAMESAKE - Named for the city of MILWAUKEE, the largest city in Wisconsin.

Five ships in the United States Navy have been borne the name MILWAUKEE - USS Milwaukee (1864-Monitor), USS Milwaukee C-21, USS Milwaukee CL-5, USS Milwaukee AOR-2 and USS Milwaukee LCS-5.
Constructed by Lockheed Martin in the Marinette Marine Corporation's shipyard in Marinette, WI.

The ship's sponsor is Mrs. Sylvia M. Panetta, wife of Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta.



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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