Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The amphibious transport dock vessel USS San Antonio was delivered from its maintenance availability on time, the U.S. Navy announced.
Over 200 work items were performed, a Navy statement on Tuesday said, including the complete overhaul of an aerial lift mechanism known as a Kelly Crane, and two communications networks.
The NAVCRIT Network provides communication services and transport, while the CANES Network is a next generation tactical network to provide a common computing environment for more than 40 command, control and intelligence and logistics applications.
Additionally, repairs were made to the vessel's main propulsion diesel engines, ship service diesel generators, exhaust bellow, and ballast tank.
The work was performed at the Southwest Regional Maintenance Center in San Diego, and was completed on Jan. 8, the Navy said.
The "Selected Restricted Availability" of the ship is defined in part as "short, labor-intensive availabilities are assigned to accomplish work that is required to sustain the material condition of the ship between overhauls."
Commissioned in 2016, the 208-foot long vessel carries a crew of 700, as well as helicopters, electronic warfare equipment, 30mm cannons and missile launchers.
"The team's determination to complete John P. Murtha's availability was clearly reflected in their hard work, which resulted in a successful delivery," said Capt. David Hart, SWRMC commanding officer.
"Their willingness to work through and overcome any challenges is another example of SWRMC's dedication to providing a much-needed asset to the Fleet on-time," Hart said.