MOUNT WHITNEY LCC 20

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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.

    Blue Ridge Class Command Ship /
            Joint Command Ship / Amphibious Force Command Ship
    Originally authorized as AGC-20
    Reclassified LCC-20 1 January 1969
    Keel Laid 6 January 1969 - Launched 8 January 1970

  1. USS MOUNT WHITNEY LCC-20
    Commissioned 16 January 1971
MountWhitney LCC20 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Mount Whitney LCC-20 Covers Page 1      (1971-2006)

 

Postmarks

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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link
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Postmark Image
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Cover Image


 

Locy Type
FDC 2(n) (USS)

1971-01-16

JohnGermann Mount Whitney LCC20 19710116 1a Postmark.jpg
JohnGermann Mount Whitney LCC20 19710116 1 Front.jpg

Commissioning


 

Locy Type
2(n) (USS)

1971-04-28

GregCiesielski MountWhitney LCC20 19710428 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MountWhitney LCC20 19710428 1 Front.jpg

Official Ship's cachet


 

Locy Type
2t(nu)(USS,"LCC")

1976-07-08

GregCiesielski MountWhitney LCC20 19760708 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MountWhitney LCC20 19760708 1 Front.jpg

Welcome to Norfolk S.A.S. President Kruger F 150, cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson


 

Locy Type
2-1(n+)(USS)

1979-07-04

GregCiesielski MountWhitney LCC20 19790704 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MountWhitney LCC20 19790704 1 Front.jpg

Independence Day, cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

Locy Type
2-1(n+)(USS)

1986-07-04

GregCiesielski USSMtWhitney LCC20 19860704 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski USSMtWhitney LCC20 19860704 1 Cover.jpg

Rededication of the Statue of Liberty on July 4, 1986.
International Naval Review - Nordic Cachets


 

Locy Type
9-1(n+u) (USS)

(1978)

1984-11-17

GregCiesielski MountWhitney LCC20 19841117 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Olympia SSN717 19841117 4 Front.jpg

Commissioning of USS Olympia SSN-717. Cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson. From the George Marcincin collection.


 

Locy Type
9-1(n+) (USS)

(2003)

2003-02-10

GregCiesielski MountWhitney LCC20 20030211 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MountWhitney LCC20 20030211 1 Front.jpg

Ships cachet, from the Thad Kaczkowski collection.


 

Locy Type
9-2n(USS, FPO
AE 09517-3310)

2014-06-26

GregCiesielski MountWhitney LCC20 20140626 1a Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MountWhitney LCC20 20140626 1 Front.jpg

Collectors mail


 

Locy Type
11-1(n+) (USS) ("MT")

(2003)

2003-02-11

GregCiesielski MountWhitney LCC20 20030211 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MountWhitney LCC20 20030211 1 Front.jpg

Ships cachet, from the Thad Kaczkowski collection.


 

Locy Type
11-1(n)y (USS "MT")
(Unit 100234 Box 1)

2018-11-11

GregCiesielski MountWhitney LCC20 20181111 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MountWhitney LCC20 20181111 1 Front.jpg

Cachet by Michael Brock.


 

Locy Type
11-2n(USS, FPO
AE 09517-3310)

(2006)

2006-10-27

Ebert Mount Whitney LCC 20 20061027 1 pm1.jpg
Ebert Mount Whitney LCC 20 20061027 1 front.jpg

Contributed by Douglas Ebert.


 

Locy Type
11-2n(USS, FPO
AE 09517-3310)

(2012)

2012-01-12

GregCiesielski MountWhitney LCC20 20120112 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MountWhitney LCC20 20120112 1 Front.jpg

USCS Postmark Survey


 

Locy Type
11-3(n+)(USN, USS,
FPO AE / 09517-3310)

2014-06-26

GregCiesielski MountWhitney LCC20 20140626 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MountWhitney LCC20 20140626 1 Front.jpg

Collectors mail


 

Locy Type
12-2cn(USS, FPO
AE 09517-3310)

2012-01-12

GregCiesielski MountWhitney LCC20 20120112 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MountWhitney LCC20 20120112 2 Front.jpg

USCS Postmark Survey


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-10

2008-07-04

GregCiesielski MountWhitney LCC20 20080704 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MountWhitney LCC20 20080704 1 Front.jpg

Ships cachet, collector request by Thad Kaczkowski

 

Other Information

USS MOUNT WHITNEY has earned the following awards - Navy Unit Commendation (2) - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (2) - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (11) - National Defense Service Medal (2) - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal - Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal- Kosovo Service Medal (2) - Global War on Terrorism Service Medal - United Nations Medal.

USS Mount Whitney serves as the flagship for Commander Sixth Fleet and is homeported at Gaeta, Italy
USS Mount Whitney is jointly manned by US Navy and Military Sealift Command (MSC) personnel Navigation, deck, engineering, laundry and galley services provided by MSC civil service mariners. Commanded by a Naval officer with a Navy mission crew.

NAMESAKE - A peak in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, on the Inyo‑Tulare County line at the eastern edge of Sequoia National Park.

 


 

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