According to the Naval Sea Systems Command, the vessel named after Sgt. Maj. John L. Canley can support various military operations, including airborne mine countermeasures and crisis response sea-basing.
It also is equipped with a flight deck with four aviation operating spots that can support MH-53E helicopters.
“Today’s delivery highlights the strengths of the Navy and our industry partners, working together to bring ESB 6 and its range of capabilities to the fleet,” said Tim Roberts, strategic and theater sealift program manager at the Navy.
The General Dynamics business is currently working on the future USS Robert E. Simanek (ESB 7) at its San Diego shipyard.