The following list of documents, videos, website links, and artifacts have been compiled from a variety of internet sources. In some cases the entire documenent/manual was not scanned, just the page(s) pertaining to the USS Anchorage LSD36. All links are checked periodically and changes are made as necessasry. If you should have any questions or comments about the following content please EMail Michael.

Documents referencing USS Anchorage LSD36

  • 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


  • USS Anchorage LSD36 towing the USS Belleau Woods LHA3 during WestPac 1987 - YOUTUBE
  • NEW Decommissioning invitation and program 2003 - PDF
  • Commanding Officers 1969-2003 - PDF
  • USS Anchorage LSD36 towed to sea during RIMPAC 2010 SINKEX - DVIDS
  • Helicopter flyby of USS Anchorage LSD36 after being hit with ordinance (round 1) during RIMPAC 2010 SINKEX - YOUTUBE
  • USS Anchorage LSD36 going down after being hit with ordinace during RIMPAC 2010 SINKEX - QUICKTIME VIDEO
  • article mentioning USS Anchorage LSD36 and specifically Senior Chief Culinary Specialist Jacinto Ganac 2011 - WEBSITE
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Blue Water Veterans and Agent Orange Exposure: WEBSITE or I've highlighted USS Anchorage LSD36 information HERE

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) was incorporated as a nonprofit organization under the laws of the District of Columbia on 13 March 1926. The objectives of the foundation were listed as educational and literary through the “collection, acquisition, and preservation…of manuscripts, relics, books, pictures, and all other things and information pertaining to the history and traditions of the United States Navy and Merchant Marine” plus “the diffusion of knowledge respecting such history and traditions, either by publication or otherwise.” The NHF is co-located with and supports the programs of the NHHC at the Navy Yard.

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
  • 2 Clinometers
  • 3 50 Star Flags
  • 6 Battle Efficiency Plaques, 1993-1998
  • 8 Cruise Books**: 1968-1970, 1974, 1989, 1990-1991, 1994, 1996, 1998 and 2001

**If you have a cruise book for any other year they ask that you do one of two things- either donate the book outright or allow it to be copied and then returned to you. If you were to donate a cruise book outright to fill a gap in the Library's collection, you would receive documentation showing your tax deductible donation (you can estimate the value from similar eBay offerings). If you're unable to donate a cruise book, the NHF is willing to scan and return it, so the content could be available to USS Anchorage LSD36 crew and researchers. Please EMail Frank Arre at the NHF for details.

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