USS Anchorage LSD36 "Unique In It's Characteristics"


  • MEF Planner's Reference Manual - Part II Equipment Capabilities - 12/1999 PDF
  • Phase I Final Rule and Technical Development Document of Uniform National Discharge Standards (UNDS) - 4/1999 PDF
  • Amphibious Ships and Landing Craft Data Book - 8/2001 PDF
  • Future Deployable Medical Capabilities and Platforms for Navy Medicine - 2/2002 PDF
  • U.S. Amphibious Ships and Craft - 11/2002 PDF
  • Federal Business Opportunities Solicitation #N6279103R0066 - 6/2003 PDF
  • U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings - 5/2004 PDF
  • Legislation on Foreign Relations Through 2004 - 7/2005 PDF
  • Report to Congress on Annual Long-Range Plan for Construction of Naval Vessels for FY 2009 - 2/2008 PDF
  • SINKEX Report - 7/2010 PDF
  • What is SINKEX PDF
  • Implementation of New Topside Paints - 2011 PDF
  • Huntington Ingalls News Release - 5/2011 PDF
  • USS Anchorage LSD36 books at Barnes & Noble - 2/2013 PDF

    • Commanding Officers - PDF
    • USS Anchorage LSD36 towed to sea during RIMPAC 2010 SINKEX - YouTube
    • Helicopter flyby of USS Anchorage LSD36 after being hit with ordinance (round 1) during RIMPAC 2010 SINKEX - YouTube*
    •  *Video no longer available on YouTube, I'm looking for another copy as of Jul 22, 2018
    • USS Anchorage LSD36 going down after being hit with ordinace during RIMPAC 2010 SINKEX - QuickTime Video
    • USS Anchorage LSD36 towing the USS Belleau Woods LHA3 during WestPac 1987 - YouTube
    • article mentioning USS Anchorage LSD36 and specifically Senior Chief Culinary Specialist Jacinto Ganac - Website
    • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Public Health - Agent Orange: Alphabetized Ships List Website*
    • *Or I've highlighted USS Anchorage LSD36 information HERE added Jul 22, 2018
    • Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance - Website
    • Mesothelioma Support Group - Website

    The Naval History & Heritage Command (NHHC), located at the Washington Navy Yard, is an Echelon II command responsible for the preservation, analysis, and dissemination of U.S. Naval history and heritage.

    The NHHC's lineage dates back to 1800 with the founding of the Navy Department Library by President John Adams.

    The Naval Historical Foundation (NHF) is always looking to expand their collection of naval artifacts. In this case, Anchorage cruise books and photographs. They currently have books for the following years: 1970, 1974, 1989, 1991, 1994, 1996, 1998 and 2001. If you have a cruise book for any other year we ask that you do one of two things- either donate the book outright or allow it to be copied and then returned to you. The Naval Historical Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit heritage organization is co-located with and supports the programs of the NHHC at the Navy Yard; the NHF has offered to be the go-between on this effort. If you were to donate your cruise book outright to fill a gap in the Library's collection, you would receive documentation from the NHF showing your tax deductible donation (you can estimate the value of the book from similar eBay offerings). If you don't feel that you could donate your cruise book, the NHF is willing to scan it and return it, so the content would be available to USS Anchorage LSD36 crew and researchers. If you're able to donate any photographs please contact me for additional information. I will be working with the NHF to let our shipmates know how to acquire copies of cruise books from the Navy Department Library's collection, as well as copies of photos of our ship from the NHHC's historic photo collection.

    The NHHC has the following artifacts from the USS Anchorage LSD36:

    • 1 Builder's Plaque
    • 1 Steering Wheel
    • 1 Life Ring
    • 1 Surface Warfare Office Pennant
    • 1 Meritorious Unit Commendation Pennant
    • 1 Commanding Officers Plaque
    • 2 Bells: Ship's Bell (On the USS Anchorage LPD23 Quarterdeck) and Quarterdeck Bell (Pictured Above)
    • 2 Clinometers
    • 3 50 Star Flags
    • 6 Battle Efficiency Plaques, 1993-1998

    Other artifacts from the USS Anchorage LSD36: