We Leave Nothing to Chance
U.S.S. ANCHORAGE is the seventh San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship. She was built at the Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding site in Avondale, La. She was delivered to the U.S. Navy on Set. 17, 2012 and was commissioned in her namesake city of Anchorage, Alaska on May 4, 2013.
ANCHORAGE represents the expeditionary character and versatility of maritime forces that the San Antonio Class amphibious ships was built to deploy, implementing forward presence, deterrence, sea control, power projection, maritime security, responses to crises worldwide, and humanitarian assistance/disaster response wherever and whenever needed. These expeditionary forces mix highly mobile air and ground, repowered with self-sustainable forces that can quickly project compelling power, withdraw rapidly, and then reconstitute to re-deploy for follow-on missions. ANCHORAGE may also be called upon to render humanitarian aid much as U.S.S. MESA VERDE (LPD 19) performed along with other forces after the devastating Haiti earthquake in 2010. Designed from the keel up for such missions, ANCHORAGE is capable of supporting sustained and continuous operations in this challenging environment.
Keel Laid: September 24, 2007
Christened: May 14, 2011
Commissioned: May 4, 2013
Ship’s Sponsor: Mrs. Annette Conway, wife of U.S. Marine Corps Commandant General James Conway; she christened the ship in a traditional Navy ceremony at the Avondale shipbuilding facility.
- Shield contains Navy blue and Marine red; symbolizes the ship’s mission to transport Marines.
- Moose antlers represent a nature feature of LPD 23’s namesake city of Anchorage, AK.
- 6 red Battle Stars – earned by the previous U.S.S ANCHORAGE (LSD 36).
- Motto – “Nil fato relinquemus,” meaning, “We leave nothing to chance.”
- Ship Name: ANCHORAGE, named for largest city in Alaska, the northernmost major city in the U.S., nicknamed “The City of Light and Flowers.”
Builder: NGSS AVONDALE OP
Overall Length: 684 ft
Waterline Length: 661 ft
Extreme Beam: 105 ft
Waterline Beam: 97 ft
Maximum Navigational Draft: 23 ft
Draft Limit: 23 ft
Light Displacement: 18991 tons
Full Displacement: 25586 tons
Dead Weight: 6595 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel and composite superstructure
Number of Propellers: 2
Propulsion Type: Diesel Engines
Accommodations: Officers: 32; Enlisted: 364