28 Aug '16, 10pm

LCS Freedom's Engine May Need Replacement

WASHINGTON — This time it’s USS Freedom. In yet another blow for its seemingly perpetually-troubled littoral combat ship program, the US Navy revealed Sunday that one of two main propulsion diesel engines on the San Diego-based Freedom has been damaged so badly it either has to be completely rebuilt or replaced. It’s the third time since December that a Freedom-class LCS has suffered a serious malfunction. In December, the brand-new Milwaukee broke down at sea and had to be towed to a Virginia port. In January, the Fort Worth — in the midst of what was until then a remarkably successful deployment to Singapore — was severely damaged by an in-port accident to her propulsion system. The ship languished the last seven months in Singapore, and only got underway on Aug. 22. The Freedom’s latest problems began July 11 when a sailor noted a drain leaking into the bilge from a sea...

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navytimes.com 30 Aug '16, 4pm

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