Delivery of sixth ESB vessel delayed until January

By Audrey Decker / October 17, 2022 at 12:50 PM
As the Navy's public and private shipyards continue to face workforce shortages, delivery of the newest Expeditionary Sea Base vessel has been delayed to January. The future John L. Canley (ESB-6), which will primarily support airborne mine countermeasures and special operations force missions, was originally scheduled to be delivered in September. Built by General Dynamics NASSCO, the vessel is approximately 97% complete, Navy spokeswoman Jamie Koehler told Inside Defense today. In a report to Congress, publicly released Sept. 23,...

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