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USS Anchorage (LPD-23)

For other ships of the same name, see USS Anchorage.
USS Anchorage (LPD-23) underway in December 2014

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USS Anchorage (LPD-23), a [[San Antonio class amphibious transport dock #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.San Antonio-class]] amphibious transport dock, is the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for Anchorage, Alaska.

History

Anchorage‍ '​s keel was laid down on 24 September 2007, at the Avondale Shipyard in New Orleans, Louisiana, then owned by Northrop Grumman Ship Systems. The ship was launched on 12 February 2011.[1] She was christened two months later, on 14 May — the first ship christened by Huntington Ingalls Industries since Northrop Grumman spun off its shipbuilding divisions as a separate company.[2] The ship's sponsor[clarification needed] is Annette Conway, wife of former Marine Corps Commandant General James T. Conway.[5] The ship was formally delivered and accepted by the US Navy on 17 September 2012.[3] Anchorage was commissioned 04 May 2013, in her namesake city.[4]

Voyages and exercises

In 2014, sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1 and divers from New Zealand, the Netherlands, Canada, Japan, Australia and Chile recover their boats into the well deck of the amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage after conducting night dive exercises off the coast of San Diego during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC).[6]

In early August 2014, Anchorage participated in Underway Recovery Test 2, rehearsing scenarios for recovering an Orion space capsule. On 5 December 2014, Anchorage served as the recovery vessel for Orion's Exploration Flight Test 1.[7][8]

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