Description of Coat of
ANCHORAGE's insignia portrays both the origin and meaning of its name
and depicts that it is the first in a class of Dock Landing Ships.
Symbolized in the anchor and line are stability and security that this
ship will provide for the United States Navy on the high sea. The Latin
term "Sui Generis" is translated to mean "of particular kind or first
of a class." It is the first ship to be named after the largest city of
Alaska, which is represented by the star on the map.