PCU Anchorage Anchors in Guantanamo Bay for Logistic Support

PCU Anchorage Anchors in Guantanamo Bay for Logistic Support

Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) visited Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Nov. 6.

The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship was in port for logistic support including 150,000 gallons of fuel.

“We’re here to support ships any way we can,” said Chief Boatswain’s Mate Bernard Hall, Port Services leading chief petty officer. “Any day we can serve the fleet here in GTMO is a good day.”

The naval station is a logistical hub for military vessels operating in the Caribbean theater. The installation’s Port Operations department provides operational support for more than 150 ships a year.

Anchorage is currently on her homeport transit to Naval Base San Diego and  is scheduled to be commissioned May 2013 in her namesake city of Anchorage, Alaska.

Anchorage is the seventh ship in the LPD 17 San Antonio-class built by Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding. The ship was delivered to the Navy in September and is the second ship to bear the name, the previous being LSD 36 which was decommissioned October 2006.

Naval Today Staff, November 8, 2012; Image: US Navy