USS Anzio (CG-68), named for the site of a beachhead invasion of Italy by Allied troops from 22 January to 23 May 1944, is a Ticonderoga class guided missile cruiser laid down by the Litton-Ingalls Shipbuilding Corporation at Pascagoula, Mississippi on 21 August 1989, launched on 2 November 1990 and commissioned on 2 May 1992. Anzio operates out of Norfolk in Virginia.

The ship is named for the battle of Anzio in Italy, the site of an Allied amphibious assault during Operation Shingle as part of the Italian Campaign of World War II. Previous ships of the U.S. Navy, including an aircraft carrier, have been named USS Anzio.
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