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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.

    Zumwalt Class Guided Missile Destroyer
    Keel Laid 17 November 2011 - Launched 28 October 2013
    Christened 12 April 2014 - Accepted by US Navy 20 May 2016

    Commissioned 15 October 2016

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 Zumwalt DDG-1000 Covers Page 1     (2014-2015)



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.


Postmark Type
Killer Bar Text

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Postmark Image
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Cover Image


Locy Type
(USS,FPO AP 96693)


From the Foster E. Miller III collection.


Locy Type
(USS,FPO AP 96693)


From the Foster E. Miller III collection.

USPS Pictorial Postmarks


Pictorial Postmark

"Christening /

Bath ME


Christening, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


Pictorial Postmark

"Commissioning Sta."

Baltimore, MD


Cachet by KSC Cachets (Kevin S. Colton).


Other Information

NAMESAKE - Admiral Elmo Russell Zumwalt, Jr., USN (November 29, 1920 – January 2, 2000)
Zumwalt was an American naval officer and the youngest man to serve as Chief of Naval Operations. As an admiral and later the 19th Chief of Naval Operations, Zumwalt played a major role in U.S. military history, especially during the Vietnam War. A decorated war veteran, Zumwalt reformed U.S. Navy personnel policies in an effort to improve enlisted life and ease racial tensions. After he retired from a 32-year Navy career, he launched an unsuccessful campaign for the U.S. Senate.

The ships sponsors are Ann Zumwalt and Mouzetta Zumwalt-Weathers, daughters of Adm. Zumwalt.
LtCol. James G. Zumwalt; USMC, Ret., and Elmo R. Zumwalt III, sons of Adm. Zumwalt also 'signed' the keel plate.



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