USS Anchorage stops in Singapore

US Navy file photo

US Navy’s San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) and embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Singapore for a scheduled port visit, Jan. 26.

Prior to arriving in Singapore, Anchorage visited India and trained with Indian Navy counterparts at the end of December 2018.

“We have a variety of tours available thanks to MWR,” said Capt. Dennis Jacko commanding officer of the Anchorage. “I believe everyone will thoroughly enjoy the activities offered in Singapore. It is a historic city with deep maritime ties to both the British and American navies, and it’ll be an experience that will last a lifetime.”

Anchorage is on a deployment as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th MEU.

Amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), the flagship of the group, arrived in Thailand on January 24 with the embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) after almost five weeks at sea.

The Essex, with embarked F-35B jets, deployed to the Asia Pacific in July 2018.

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