Friday, March 22, 2013

USS Freedom Drifts Towards Guam

The Navy's pride and joy, the USS Freedom (LCS-1), has experienced its third power outage during its transit from Pearl Harbor to Guam.  Aviation Week (1) suggests that all are related to the diesel generators though that is not confirmed.  Sleep easy, readers, as the mighty LCS sails full speed ahead drifts doggedly towards Guam and Glory!

(1) http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/awx_03_22_2013_p0-562016.xml

8 comments:

  1. Why am I not surprised???

    Russ2146

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  2. At least the Chinese subs won't be able to hear it coming.

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  3. It just goes to show the LCS is a disaster and if this happened during Combat. You know the LCS would be a sitting duck and would be sunk in seconds

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    1. I don't think it'll take an engine failure to render an LCS a sitting duck liable to be sunk in short order...

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    2. Maybe Sequestration will render the LCS as a failure

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    3. LCS is still better than any useless Coast Guard cutter.

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    4. The LCS as it is, is nothing more than a glorified Medium endurance Coast Guard Cutter painted Hazy grey. Even Corvettes in Europe, Meditterain and Asia are way better than the LCS.

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