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Old 10-12-2017, 04:28 PM
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Great model, thank you for sharing.
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Old 10-13-2017, 10:51 AM
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Beard - I don't think so, but I am not an expert on US Navy ships either.

Have a look here for starters.....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austin...transport_dock
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Old 10-13-2017, 11:31 AM
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Beard and Kevin -

Anchorage was a landing ship dock (or dock landing ship - LSD): an amphibious warfare ship with a floodable well deck that could launch amphibious craft and tractors. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dock_landing_ship
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anchor...k_landing_ship

Austin was an amphibious transport dock (LPD), which also had a floodable well deck but had a hangar for helicopters. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austin...transport_dock

The current San Antonio class of LPDs replace the previous Anchorage class LSDs, the Austin class LPDs, as well as attack cargo ships (AKA/LKA) and landing ships, tank (LST): Access Denied

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Old 10-13-2017, 05:24 PM
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First build photos. The bow needs to be shaped better than I did it. I don't see the tall part of the port side in the finished photo.
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Old 10-13-2017, 06:12 PM
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Thanks Don, I just remembered that I had a coffee cup from the ship. It was the LSD 38. We had dinner on the ship when it was at San Francisco for Fleet Week a million years ago.

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Old 10-17-2017, 10:18 PM
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Is this the same class as the Anchorage? The reason I ask is my brother-in-law was Captain of the Anchorage (LPD 9 if'n I remember correctly) way back when, and if it is I will build it for him.

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Anchorage was an LSD-36 very similar, but more focused on moving cargo and vehicles than troops.

She was lead ship of her class.

The new Anchorage LPD-23 is a San Antonio class, the successors to Ponce and her sisters.
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:23 PM
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Thanks for this- I have a buddy who served on the Sumter who'd probably like to have a model Of the ship on his desk.

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I did five Mediterranean deployments aboard Ponce with the Sumter at our side.

My second(?) cruise, our group got caught a MASSIVE gale while heading west towards the Pillars of Hercules (Strait of Gibraltar) and we were worried we were going to lose Sumter.

With fifty-plus foot high waves, that little LST would disappear into a trough for minutes on end. They should have gotten sub pay for that cruise!
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