The US Navy will commission the USS Canberra, in an allied nation for the first time in history.

The ship is named after the earlier USS Canberra and Australia's capital city, Canberra.

The USS Canberra was laid down in 2020 and launched in 2021.

The commissioning ceremony will take place in Sydney, at the Royal Australian Navy Fleet Base East on July 22.

The USS Canberra (LCS 30) will have a homeport in California's Naval Base San Diego.

The commissioning symbolizes a strong and enduring collaboration between the US and Australia.

The ship is a fast, maneuverable, and well-networked surface combatant with various warfighting capabilities.

The USS Canberra will make its way to Sydney via the Indo-Pacific, visiting countries in the region.

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