BOSTON (AP) — The USS Anzio guided missile cruiser is open for free public tours this weekend during its second port visit to Boston for Columbus Day.

The Norfolk, Va.-based ship is the second Navy vessel named in honor of the men and women who served in the World War II battle at Anzio, Italy, in 1944.

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The Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser is berthed at Massport’s North Jetty in South Boston. Capt. John Dorey, of Auburn, and nearly 300 sailors arrived on the ship.

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Anzio sailors will be marching in Sunday’s Columbus Day parade in East Boston.

The 9,650-ton ship will be open for public tours through Monday from noon to 4 p.m.

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