Anchorage (LPD 23), the seventh San-Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship being built by NGSB-GC, was successfully translated over two positions and into the big floating dry dock recently at Avondale in preparation for its mid-February launch.
The roll-over crew operated and monitored the powerful jacks that pushed the huge ship over in synchronized precision. “Our shipbuilders did an outstanding job with this roll-over and it was one of the smoothest and fastest translations I have seen,” said Raymond Lewis, dry dock operator workleaderman, who has worked at Avondale for 40 years. "All crafts worked together as a team, including ship fitters, welders, riggers, and other departments, making sure that we didn’t have any problems during the two-day event.
The entire roll-over team is to be congratulated for a job well done.” Dock master Freddie Plaisance, who supervised the translation, agreed that the LPD 23 roll-over was accomplished safely and without incident. “Our experienced shipbuilders did a fantastic job of closely monitoring the entire two-day process and achieving another successful milestone for this ship,” he said.