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ANCHORAGE landing ship-docks (1969 - 1972)


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Fort Fisher 1972

Ships


No Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
LSD36 Anchorage 1151 Ingalls, Pascagoula 13.3.1967 5.5.1968 15.3.1969 stricken 3.2004
LSD37 Portland 11 General Dynamics, Quincy 21.9.1967 20.12.1969 3.10.1970 stricken 3.2004
LSD38 Pensacola 12 General Dynamics, Quincy 12.3.1969 11.7.1970 27.3.1971 to Taiwan 9.1999 (旭海 [Shiu Hai])
LSD39 Mount Vernon 13 General Dynamics, Quincy 29.1.1970 17.4.1971 13.5.1972 stricken 3.2004
LSD40 Fort Fisher 14 General Dynamics, Quincy 15.7.1970 22.4.1972 9.12.1972 stricken 2.1998


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

8600

Displacement full, t

13700

Length, m

168.7

Breadth, m

25.6

Draught, m

5.60

No of shafts

2

Machinery

LSD36: 2 sets De Laval geared steam turbines, 2 Combustion Engineering boilers

LSD37-40: 2 sets De Laval geared steam turbines, 2 Foster Wheeler boilers

Power, h. p.

24000

Max speed, kts

20

Fuel, t

oil

Endurance, nm(kts)

14800(12)

Armament

4 x 2 - 76/50 Mk 33, helicopter deck

Military load

376 troops, 3 LCU or 9 LCM(8) or 50 LVT, (1 LCPL, 1 LCVP) or 4 LCPL

Electronic equipment

LN-66, SPS-10, SPS-40, Mk 35, SPG-50 radars, WLR-1 ECM suite

Complement

397



Standard scale images


<i>Anchorage </i>1979
Anchorage 1979
<i>Anchorage </i>1990
Anchorage 1990
<i>Anchorage </i>1969
Anchorage 1969
<i>Anchorage </i>2000
Anchorage 2000


Graphics


<i>Fort Fisher </i>1972
Fort Fisher 1972
<i>Pensacola</i> 1988
Pensacola 1988


Project history

The construction of these ships showed, in effect, that the LPD could not quite combine all the capabilities required by the Amphibious Force. Five were built under the FY65 (one), FY66 (three) and FY67 (one) programme. Like their Thomaston class predecessors, they have a removable helicopter deck, no helicopter maintenance facilities, and limited troop space (375 men). The 131.1x15.2m well deck accommodates three LCU or nine LCM (8) or about fifty LVT, also there is 1115m² vehicle parking space. Later ships of Anchorage class can carry 3 LCAC.

Modernizations

1977, all: - 1 x 2 - 76/50, Mk 35, SPG-50 radars

late 1980s, all: - 1 x 2 - 76/50; + 2 x 6 - 20/76 Mk 15 Phalanx, 2x Mk 90 radars, SLQ-32(v)1 ECM suite, 4x Mk 36 SRBOC decoy RL

1993-1994, all: - 2 x 2 - 76/50; + 2 x 1 - 25/75 Mk 38 Bushmaster, 6 x 1 - 12.7/90, SLQ-25 torpedo decoy

1990s, Anchorage, Pensacola, Mount Vernon, Fort Fisher: - SPS-10 radar; + SPS-64, SPS-67 radars

1990s, Portland: - SPS-10 radar; + SPS-67, SPS-73 radars

Naval service

No significant events.