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  • 6 November 2015
    Authorities

    San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) rendered assistance and provided aid to the crew of a stranded Sri Lankan-flagged fishing vessel, M/V Lakshan on November 4. Watchstanders spotted six mariners aboard the vessel waving articles of clothing in an attempt to get the attention of the U.S. Navy ship as Anchorage […]

  • 2 May 2013
    Industry news

    The Navy will commission amphibious transport dock ship, Anchorage, in her namesake city of Anchorage, Alaska, May 4, at 10 a.m. (AKDT), during a ceremony at the Port of Anchorage. Anchorage is named in honor of the largest city in Alaska. Adm. Cecil Haney, commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, will deliver the ceremony’s keynote address. Annette […]

  • 26 November 2012
    Industry news

    Pre-Commissioning Unit Anchorage (LPD 23) moored pierside for the first time at her homeport in San Diego during a homecoming ceremony Nov. 21. The Navy’s newest amphibious transport dock completed her maiden voyage from the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Shipbuilding site in Avondale, La. where she departed Oct. 30. The departure completed nearly six years […]

  • 14 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23) set sail to participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014, July 10.   Anchorage is acting as the afloat sea-base, supporting Cmdr. Max Muller, the commander of Task Group 177.1. Anchorage is also serving as the operating platform for the multinational mine countermeasures group […]

  • 28 January 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    U.S. Navy’s Southwest Regional Maintenance Center, San Diego, California awarded BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair a $25,589,923 modification to a previously awarded contract for the 2016 selected restricted availability (SRA) of USS Anchorage (LPD-23). An SRA includes the planning and execution of depot-level maintenance, alterations, and modifications that will update and improve the ship’s […]

  • 2 June 2015
    Authorities

    The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) transits the Pacific Ocean at dusk. The Essex Amphibious Ready Group is operating in the U.S. 7th fleet area of responsibility. USS Anchorage, the seventh San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, is the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for Anchorage, […]

  • 19 August 2014
    Authorities

    Capt. Michael McKenna relieved Cmdr. Joel Stewart as commanding officer aboard San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) during a change of command ceremony, August 15.   Stewart, a plankowner of Anchorage, began his tour as Anchorage’s executive officer and commissioned the ship in Anchorage, Alaska May 13, 2013. During his tenure, […]

  • 19 August 2014
    Authorities

    A US Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew located and rescued an overdue boater in the vicinity of Little Susitna River near Anchorage Monday morning.   The aircrew safely hoisted the man and transported him to awaiting emergency medical services at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. A family member reported the boater […]

  • 31 December 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) took part in a cooperative deployment with Indian Navy destroyer INS Rajput (D51), December 26. The at sea training followed a port visit to Visakhapatnam, India, Dec. 22-26. During the port visit, the Anchorage and 13th MEU team held professional exchanges with their Indian naval […]

  • 16 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Pre-Commissioning Unit Anchorage (LPD 23) moored pierside in Manzanillo, Mexico, Nov. 14 on her first liberty port call. Anchorage is currently on her maiden voyage transiting to her future homeport in San Diego. The ship departed the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Shipbuilding site in Avondale, La. Oct. 30. “The city is beautiful, and it will […]

  • 12 May 2011
    Industry news

      The Navy will christen the newest amphibious transport dock ship, Anchorage, Saturday, May 14, 2011, during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Industries – Avondale Shipyard in Avondale, La. Anchorage is named in honor of the largest city in Alaska. Under Secretary of the Navy Robert Work will deliver the ceremony’s principal […]

  • 6 August 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Eight Navy Reserves Officer Training Corps (NROTC) midshipmen joined the crew of amphibious platform dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) to learn and to experience firsthand shipboard life July 16 – Aug. 14.   The annual summer training program is held between academic school years and is applicable to both NROTC and U.S. Naval Academy […]

  • 6 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23) completed the second Underway Recovery Test (URT-2) for NASA’s Orion Program, Aug. 5.   URT-2 is the second at-sea testing of the Orion crew module using a well-deck recovery method. The first testing was conducted on board USS San Diego (LPD 22). “Anchorage provided a unique, validated capability […]

  • 13 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The past week has been busy for the Sailors of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23), as they made necessary main engine repairs. Engineman 1st Class Christine Carvo, the main propulsion leading petty officer, said: We had some indications that there might be a problem with one of our two main […]

  • 22 March 2012
    Industry news

    General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. has been awarded a $29,238,918 modification to a previously awarded contract. The contract includes shakedown availability of USS San Diego (LPD 22) and the fitting-out availability of USS Anchorage (LPD 23). Specific efforts incorporate program management, planning, engineering, design, liaison, scheduling, labor, and procurement of incidental material in […]

  • 14 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Hydrographers on HMAS Tobruk from the Deployable Geospatial Support Team have performed a vital role surveying potential anchorages and beach landing sites during Operation PACIFIC ASSIST 2015. The operation has been the Australian Defence Force’s contribution to the assistance mission to Vanuatu, following Tropical Cyclone Pam which struck over 13-14 March. Tobruk’s humanitarian assistance was […]

  • 3 May 2013
    Industry news

    The future San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) moored pierside, May 1, at the Port of Anchorage in her namesake city during a welcome ceremony hosted by officials from the Municipality of Anchorage. The welcome ceremony kicks off a four-day celebration that will lead into the ship’s commissioning, May 4, at […]

  • 1 April 2014
    Training & Education

    San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23), along with the embarked Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force, ASEAN, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, arrived in Pearl Harbor March 28.   Prior to the transit to Hawaii, Anchorage set off to achieve certifications AMW 2.3B and 2.4B off the coast of Southern California. The […]

  • 22 September 2014
    Training & Education

    Amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23) arrived at Naval Base San Diego after completing the third Underway Recovery Test (URT-3) for NASA’s Orion Program, Sept. 19.   USNS Salvor (ARS 52) was completing URT-4A, a towing and recovery test with NASA’s test model of the crew module when Anchorage arrived at the recovery site […]

  • 21 November 2012
    Training & Education

    The amphibious transport dock Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) is scheduled to arrive at her new homeport of San Diego Nov. 21. Anchorage, under the command of Capt. Brian Quin, departed Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Shipbuilding site in Avondale, La. Oct. 30 to sail to its new home port. “Just over two years ago, […]

  • 21 April 2014
    Training & Education

    San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) arrived at her homeport of San Diego, April 18, after disembarking Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF), ASEAN, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF).   Anchorage arrived after a vigorous 31 day underway involving a wide assortment of ongoing at-sea training evolutions and hosting the […]

  • 6 May 2013
    Industry news

    “Man our ship and bring her to life!” exclaimed ship sponsor Annette Conway, wife of retired Marine Corps Gen. James T. Conway, 34th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, as the crew ran up the brow and engaged all ship systems. The commissioning culminated more than seven years of construction and development for the seventh […]

  • 15 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Amphibious ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) transited the Panama Canal while in 4th Fleet’s area of operations for the first time in her history Nov. 9. Anchorage departed the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Shipbuilding site in Avondale, La. Oct. 30 to sail to her future homeport of San Diego. The canal, opened in 1914, serves […]

  • 8 April 2014
    Training & Education

    The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23), along with the embarked Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force, ASEAN, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), departed Pearl Harbor, April 7.   Anchorage will begin transiting back to her homeport of San Diego and will continue a series of ongoing at-sea training evolutions. While […]

  • 2 December 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) departed from Naval Base San Diego to retrieve NASA equipment in the Pacific Ocean, Dec. 1. Anchorage will use its amphibious capabilities to conduct an at-sea recovery of the Orion space capsule. NASA operatives will launch Orion into Earth’s orbit and wait for it to […]

  • 6 August 2014
    Authorities

    San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) arrived in Los Angeles for LA Navy Days on a scheduled port visit Aug. 5.   More than 500 Sailors and Marines will have the opportunity to interact with the Los Angeles community by volunteering their time and efforts for community relations (COMREL) projects and […]

  • 28 January 2019
    Authorities

    US Navy’s San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) and embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Singapore for a scheduled port visit, Jan. 26. Prior to arriving in Singapore, Anchorage visited India and trained with Indian Navy counterparts at the end of December 2018. “We have a variety of tours […]

  • 8 November 2012
    Training & Education

    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 […]

  • 18 January 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    US Navy’s San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23) departed San Diego on January 17 to carry out another Orion recovery test in collaboration with NASA. The underway recovery test (URT) Anchorage will conduct off the coast of Southern California is part of a US government interagency effort to practice and evaluate recovery […]