USS Anchorage (LPD-23)
|Awarded:||1 June 2006|
|Laid down:||24 September 2007|
|Launched:||12 February 2011 |
|Christened:||14 May 2011 |
|Acquired:||17 September 2012 |
|Commissioned:||4 May 2013 |
|Homeport:||San Diego, CA|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2014|
|Class & type:||San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock|
|Displacement:||25,000 tons full|
|Length:||208.5 m (684 ft) overall,
201.4 m (661 ft) waterline
|Beam:|| 31.9 m (105 ft) extreme,
29.5 m (97 ft) waterline
|Draft:||7 m (23 ft)|
|Propulsion:||Four Colt-Pielstick diesel engines, two shafts, 40,000 hp (30 MW)|
|Speed:||22 knots (41 km/h)|
|Boats & landing
|Two LCACs (air cushion)
or one LCU (conventional)
|Capacity:||699 (66 officers, 633 enlisted); surge to 800 total.|
|Complement:||32 officers, 364 enlisted|
|Armament:||Two 30 mm Bushmaster II cannons, for surface threat defense;
two Rolling Airframe Missile launchers for air defense
|Aircraft carried:||Four CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters or two MV-22 tilt rotor aircraft may be launched or recovered simultaneously.|
Anchorage's keel was laid down on 24 September 2007, at the Avondale Shipyard in New Orleans, Louisiana, then owned by Northrop Grumman Ship Systems. The ship was launched on 12 February 2011. She was christened two months later, on 14 May — the first ship christened by Huntington Ingalls Industries since Northrop Grumman spun off its shipbuilding divisions as a separate company. The ship's sponsor is Annette Conway, wife of former Marine Corps Commandant General James T. Conway. The ship was formally delivered and accepted by the US Navy on 17 September 2012. Anchorage was commissioned 04 May 2013, in her namesake city.
- "U.S. Navy's Amphibious Transport Dock Anchorage (LPD 23) Christened at Ingalls Shipbuilding Avondale Operations" (Press release). Huntington Ingalls Industries. 14 May 2011. Retrieved 16 May 2011.
- "Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Anchorage". 17 September 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-23.
- "USS Anchorage will officially join the U.S. Navy on May 4, 2013" (Press release). USS Anchorage Commissioning Committee. 1 November 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
- "Anchorage (LPD 23)". Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding. Retrieved 2010-11-28.
- This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to USS Anchorage (LPD-23).|
- Official Web Site: USS Anchorage
- pms317.navy.mil: USS Anchorage
- Priolo, Gary P. (20 February 2009). "USS Anchorage (LPD-23)". Amphibious Photo Archive. NavSource Naval History. Retrieved 2010-11-28.