The Navy will christen its latest expeditionary sea base, the long run USS John L. Canley (ESB 6), throughout a Saturday morning ceremony at Normal Dynamics Nationwide Metal’s shipyard.
The principal speaker on the San Diego occasion is Lt. Gen. Michael Langley, commanding common, Fleet Marine Drive, Atlantic, and commander, Marine Forces Command and Marine Forces Northern Command.
Extra audio system embody Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Installations, Power, and Services Robert Thompson; Vice Adm. Ross Myers, commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/commander, U.S. tenth Fleet; Mr. Thomas Kiss, director of ship administration, Army Sealift Command; Sgt. Maj. David Wilson, command sergeant main, First Marine Division, and Mr. David Carver, president of Normal Dynamics-NASSCO.
In a Navy custom, the ship’s sponsor, Ms. Patricia Sargent, daughter of Sgt. Maj. Canley, will christen the ship by breaking a bottle of glowing wine throughout the bow.
The ship is known as for Hanley, who died Might 11.
The Medal of Honor recipient, who served within the Marine Corps for 28 years, was awarded the nation’s highest honor 50 years after his actions whereas serving as Firm Gunnery Sergeant, Firm A, First Battalion, First Marine Division in Vietnam in the course of the Battle of Hue Metropolis.
Initially awarded the Navy Cross for his actions, his award was upgraded to the Medal of Honor in 2018.
“Tomorrow we christen the long run USS John L. Canley, recognizing a pioneer within the Marine Corps and a faithful patriot, who earned our nation’s highest honor for his gallant actions within the Battle of Hue Metropolis,” stated Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro. “Sgt. Maj. Canley is an instance to the women and men who will proudly serve aboard this ship and he shall be remembered day-after-day ESB 6 operates.”
ESBs are extremely versatile platforms used throughout a broad vary of army operations, supporting a number of operational phases. Appearing as a cell sea base, they’re part of the important entry infrastructure that helps the deployment of forces and provides.