Anzio, a port city in central Italy, was the site of an Allied amphibious assault begun on 22 January 1944. The landing met with initial success, but Allied forces were soon pinned down and were not freed until May.
(CG-68: dp. 9,200 (f.); l. 568.3'; b. 55'; dr. 31'; s. 30+ k.; cpl. 346; a. 2 5", Standard missile, ASROC, Harpoon, 6 21" tt, Tomahawk, Phalanx; cl. Ticonderoga)
Anzio (CG-68) was laid down on 21 August 1989 at Pascagoula, Miss., by the Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of Litton Industries; launched on 10 November 1990; and sponsored by Mrs. Doris Baggett. She was scheduled for completion late in 1991 and commissioning in February 1992.