USS Anchorage (LPD-23)

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Name: Anchorage
Namesake: The city of Anchorage, Alaska
Awarded: 1 June 2006
Builder: Northrop Grumman Ship Systems
Laid down: 24 September 2007
Homeport: San Diego, California (planned)
Status: Under construction
General characteristics
Class and 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 and landing
craft carried:
Two LCACs (air cushion)
or one LCU (conventional);
14 EFVs
Capacity: 699 (66 officers, 633 enlisted); surge to 800 total.
Complement: 28 officers, 333 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.

USS Anchorage (LPD-23), a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, is the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for Anchorage, Alaska.

Anchorage's keel was laid down on 24 September 2007, at Northrop Grumman's Avondale shipyard in New Orleans, Louisiana.


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.

External links

ja:アンカレッジ (LPD-23)