19 Jul '16, 9pm

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USS Jackson returns to port, while USS Milwaukee readies for another test series The littoral combat ship Jackson is showered with water June 10 in the first of 3 explosive shock tests. Each of the next 2 tests moved the ship closer to the explosives. (Photo: US Navy) 61 CONNECT TWEET 68 LINKEDIN 1 COMMENT EMAIL MORE WASHINGTON — A ten-thousand-pound explosive charge set off close to the littoral combat ship (LCS) Jackson caused minimal shipboard damage, the US Navy said today, and the ship is back at Mayport, Florida, for more detailed examination. “The ship performed exceptionally well, sustaining minimal damage and returned to port under her own power,” the Navy said in a statement. The July 16 test was the third and last Full Scale Shock Trial (FSST) to be performed on the Jackson, which had been outfitted with around 260 sensors and gauges to measure the effects of th...

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