The USS Anchorage will be commissioned in its namesake city on May 4.
San Diego will be its homeport.
Mayor Dan Sullivan's office in a release says Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has approved the commissioning date for the first-ever such ceremony in Alaska.
The USS Anchorage will spend 10 days in Anchorage, where tours of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship will be offered.
It's the second Navy ship to carry the name Anchorage. The first was decommissioned in October 2003 after a deployment to the Arabian Gulf during Operation Iraqi Freedom. It was in service 34 years.
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