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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.

    San Antonio Class Amphibious Transport Dock
    Naming Ceremony 30 April 2004 - Keel Laid 23 May 2007
    Launched 7 May 2010 - Christened 12 June 2010

  2. Commissioned 19 May 2012

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 San Diego LPD-22 Covers Page 1     (2007-2016)



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 2-2n (USS,
FPO AP 96678-1704)


Halloween, cachet by Douglas Ebert


Locy Type 12-2n
(USS,FPO AP 96678-1704)


Pearl Harbor Day, cachet by Michael Brock


Locy Type 12-2cn+
(USS,FPO AP 96678)


Collectors request, ships cachet, requested by Foster E. Miller, III

USPS Pictorial Postmarks


Pictorial Postmark

"Commissioning /

San Diego CA


Commissioning, cachet by -


Other Information

NAMESAKE - Named for the ciy of San Diego, California.

Four ships of the US Navy have borne the name SAN DIEGO - USS San Diego ACR-6, USS San Diego CL-53, USS San Diego AFS-6 and USS San Diego LPD-22.

The ships sponsor is Linda Winter, wife of former Navy Secretary Donald C. Winter.



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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