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LCS Fort Worth’s Return Journey Brightens https://t.co/gK7yQtTIO4

LCS Fort Worth’s Return Journey Brightens https://t.co/gK7yQtTIO4

Ship will make 7800-mile voyage with fully-repaired power plant The Fort Worth has been sidelined at Singapore since an accident in January damaged her propulsion plant. Investigators were still evaluating damage when this photo was taken on Feb. 16. (Photo: Christopher P. Cavas/staff) 146 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 1 COMMENT EMAIL MORE WASHINGTON – The outlook earlier this year for the homeward journey of the littoral combat ship Fort Worth was grim. The damage from a January 12 pierside incident in Singapore seemed to be severe, bad enough that it was a question whether any the ship’s four main propulsion engines could be brought online. Soon it turned out that the ship’s powerful gas turbines, normally used only to run at high speed, could be engaged. But the combining gear – a complex piece of machinery that allows the two turbines and two main propulsion diesel engines to...

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