25-Nov-2013 navy.mil website news we get this update on Freedom's heroic disaster relief efforts in the Philippines. On 24-Nov, USS Freedom (LCS 1) delivered the 10 pallets of disaster relief supplies that we discussed previously, here. The supplies were delivered by helo from Freedom’s position 16 miles off the coast of Tacloban, . I guess the shallow draft wasn’t needed! Freedom then continued on its return trip to Philippines . I guess the lily pad flight deck and helo weren’t needed. San Diego
Here’s a photo of 2 of the 10 pallets aboard Freedom.
Does anyone seriously still think this was anything but a PR stunt?