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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.

    Independence Class Littoral Combat Ship
    Naming Ceremony 20 August 2015
    Keel Laid 20 July 2018 - Christened 29 June 2019
    Launched 21 July 2019

    Commissioned 17 April 2021

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 Oakland LCS-24 Covers Page 1     (2018-2020)



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

Thumbnail Link
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image


Locy Type


Commissioning, cachet by the USCS Cover Service. Postmark designed by Wolfgang Hechler, from the Richard F. Hoffner collection.

USPS Pictorial Postmark


Pictorial Postmark

"Commissioning Sta."

Oakland CA



PROPOSED postmark designed by Wolfgang Hechler.


Other Information

NAMESAKE - The city of Oakland CA.

Three ships of the US Navy have borne the name OAKLAND - USS Oakland ID-2847, USS Oakland CL-95 and USS Oakland LCS-24.

The ships sponsor is Ms. Kate Brandt, a recipient of the Distinguished Public Service Award, the highest award the U.S. Navy can give to a civilian.
        As Google’s sustainability officer, Brandt leads sustainability across Google’s worldwide operations, products, and supply chain. Previously Brandt served as the nation's first chief sustainability officer where she was responsible for promoting sustainability across federal government operations including 360,000 buildings, 650,000 vehicles, and $445 billion annually in purchased goods and services. Brandt’s prior government service also includes senior advisor at the Department of Energy, director for Energy and Environment in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel, and energy advisor to the Secretary of the Navy.



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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