30 Aug '16, 4pm

BREAKING: A 4th LCS suffers a breakdown, Coronado headed back to port with

This story was first published Aug. 30 at 11:59 a.m. and has been updated. The littoral combat ship Coronado suffered an engineering breakdown on Monday, two months into its maiden deployment and is returning to port under its own power to get repaired. The Coronado's problem arose four days after leaving Hawaii for the Western Pacific, three sources said, as the Independence-class trimaran continues its first deployment that began in late June. The ship recently participated in the Rim of the Pacific Exercise and departed Hawaii Aug. 26 headed to 7th Fleet. The casualty is believed to be located in the part of the engine where power from its four engines are combined and transmitted to the propulsion system, according to two sources with knowledge of the casualty. A 3rd Fleet spokesman confirmed the casualty and said the crew is returning to port under escort. “The littor...

Full article: https://www.navytimes.com/articles/lcs-coronado-suffers-e...

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