BAE Systems has received a $41.8 million contract from the U.S. Navy to
perform routine maintenance and modernization of the amphibious
transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23). The Anchorage will undergo
12 months of restorative work at BAE Systems’ shipyard in San Diego. The
contract includes options that, if exercised, would bring the cumulative
value to $48.4 million.
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The USS Anchorage (LPD 23) on a deployment with the Essex Amphibious Ready Group. (Photo: BAE Systems, Inc.)
“Our team looks forward to working with the Navy and our repair partners
to perform important upgrades that ensure the Anchorage remains a very
capable amphibious combatant ship,” said David M. Thomas, Jr., vice
president and general manager of BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair.
With approximately 1,300 shipyard employees in San Diego, BAE Systems
will begin working aboard the 684-foot-long San Antonio-class ship in
July 2019. Under the contract, BAE Systems will support the installation
of upgraded electronic systems and perform other shipboard
improvements. USS Anchorage was commissioned in May 2013 and is named
after the Alaskan city. BAE Systems’ work aboard the nearly six-year-old
ship is expected to be completed in July 2020.
BAE Systems is a leading provider of ship repair, maintenance,
modernization, conversion, and overhaul services for the Navy, other
government agencies, and select commercial customers. The company
operates four full-service shipyards in California, Florida, Hawaii, and
Virginia, and offers a highly skilled, experienced workforce, eight dry
docks and railways, and significant pier space and ship support services.