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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 by SecNav Ray Mabus 10 October 2014
    Keel Laid 8 July 2017 - Christened 5 October 2019
    Launched 10 April 2020

    Commissioned 28 May 2022

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 Oregon SSN-793 Covers Page 1     (2017-2024)



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 To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image


USPS Type 9

North Kingstown RI



Keel Laying, cachet by Richard D. Jones


Pictorial Postmark

Commissioning Sta."

Groton CT



PROPOSED Commissioning postmark, created by Wolfgang Hechler


Other Information

NAMESAKE - Named for the State of Oregon.

Four ships of the United States Navy have borne the name OREGON - USS Oregon (Brig, 1841), USS Oregon (Monitor, 1863-Never Completed), USS Oregon BB-3 and USS Oregon SSN-793.

One ship of the Confederate Navy was named OREGON - CSS Oregon (Wooden Steam Gunboat 1861)

The ships sponsor is Mrs. Dana L. Richardson, wife of the Chief of Naval Operations, ADM John Richardson.



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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