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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 by SecNav Richard V. Spencer 13 February 2018
    Keel Authenticated 20 September 2019 - Christened 29 August 2020 - Launched 3 September 2020

  2. Commissioned 5 February 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 Savannah LCS-28 Covers Page 1     (2019-2022)



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


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"Mobile Main Office"

Mobile AL



Keel Authentication, cachet by Dennis W. Gill


Other Information

NAMESAKE - Savannah, Georgia, the oldest city in Georgia.

Six ships of the US Navy have borne the name SAVANNAH - USS Savannah (1798 1-gun Galley), USS Savannah (1842 Sailing Frigate), USS Savannah AS-8, USS Savannah CL-42, USS Savannah AOR-4 and USS Savannah LCS-28.

2 ships of the Confederate Navy bore the name SAVANNAH - CSS Savannah (1861 Gunboat) and CSS Savannah (1863 Ironclad)

The first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean was SS SAVANNAH (1819)

The first nuclear-powered merchant ship was NS SAVANNAH (1959-1972)

The ship’s sponsor is Dianne Isakson, wife of U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, (R, GA)



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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