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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.

    Virginia Class (Block IV) Nuclear Powered Attack Submarine
    Naming Ceremony 24 May 2015
    Keel Authentication 25 March 2019 - Launched & Christened 13 November 2021
    Delivered to the US Navy 25 April 2024

    Commissioned 2024 (Scheduled)

"Firepower for Freedom"

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 New Jersey SSN-796 Covers Page 1     (2015-2021)



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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Jersey City NJ



Naming Ceremony, cachet by Wolfgang Hechler, sponsored by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS



Computer Printed
Facsimile Marking


Christening Marking by Wolfgang Hechler, cachet by Richard F. Hoffner


Other Information

NAMESAKE - The state of New Jersey.

There have been three ships of the US Navy that have borne the name NEW JERSEY - USS New Jersey BB-16, USS New Jersey BB-62 and USS New Jersey SSN-796.

The ships sponsor is Dr. Susan DiMarco, a retired dentist, community volunteer and wife of former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson.



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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