Thursday, September 30, 2021

US Navy Is Both Decommissioning And Building More Of This Failed Ship

by John Konrad (gCaptain) You maybe confused by this headline but so are we. USS Freedom (LCS 1), the lead ship of the Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship, recognized little more...

September 30, 2021
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Monday, August 2, 2021

Navy Decommissions 2010-Built Littoral Combat Ship ‘USS Independence’

The U.S. Navy has decommissioned the 2010-built USS Independence (LCS 2), the first Independence variant Littoral Combat Ship. The Independence, which was designed to have a service life of 25...

August 2, 2021
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Wednesday, September 19, 2018
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U.S. Navy Orders Three More Littoral Combat Ships

The U.S. Navy has awarded contracts for another three Littoral Combat Ships, bringing the total number of vessels ordered so far to 32. The new awards were issued as modifications...

September 19, 2018
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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
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U.S. Navy’s Newest Littoral Combat Ship Stuck in Ice for Winter

The U.S. Navy’s newest Littoral Combat Ship, USS Little Rock, will have to spend its winter up north instead of Florida’s warmer waters after the ship became stuck in ice...

January 24, 2018
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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Lockheed’s Littoral Combat Ships Running 11 Months Late, U.S. Navy Says

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — Lockheed Martin Corp. will deliver its eight remaining Littoral Combat Ships an average of 11 months late, more than twice the five-month delay for rival shipbuilder Austal...

December 13, 2017
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Monday, June 19, 2017

U.S. Navy Finds $500 Million for a Second Littoral Combat Ship in 2018

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Navy has found $500 million to buy a second Littoral Combat Ship in next year’s budget after scrounging that was required because the...

June 19, 2017
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Sunday, June 11, 2017

U.S. Navy Commissions Littoral Combat Ship USS Gabrielle Giffords

The U.S. Navy commissioned its newest littoral combat ship, USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10), before a crowd of 2,500 at Pier 21 at the Port of Galveston on Saturday. Adm....

June 11, 2017
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Friday, May 26, 2017

Suddenly There’s Another Littoral Ship in Trump’s Budget Plans

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — The White House budget office and the Navy are rushing to find an extra $600 million to buy a second Littoral Combat Ship after including...

May 26, 2017
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Thursday, May 4, 2017
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U.S. Navy to Delay Award of Frigate Construction for a Year

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Navy will delay by at least a year plans to award a multibillion-dollar construction contract for a frigate meant to succeed the troubled...

May 4, 2017
Total Views: 41

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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Congress Urged to Delay $9 Billion Navy Plan for Frigates

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — Congress should consider delaying an upcoming U.S. Navy request for as much as $9 billion to start work on 12 better-armed successor vessels to the troubled...

April 18, 2017
Total Views: 40

Monday, March 6, 2017
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Pentagon Blocks Littoral Combat Ship Cost Overrun Info From a GAO Report

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — The Pentagon office that reviews information to determine whether it’s classified has blocked publication of potentially embarrassing data on cost overruns for the first two vessels...

March 6, 2017
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Navy Takes Delivery of Future USS Gabrielle Giffords

The U.S. Navy has taken delivery of its ninth Littoral Combat Ship, named after former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords. The future USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) was handed over...

December 27, 2016
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Thursday, December 8, 2016
Maritime News

Builders Escape Most Costs as Navy on the Hook for Littoral Combat Ships

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Navy must pay “for the vast majority of defects” on its troubled Littoral Combat Ship, not contractors Lockheed Martin Corp. and Austal Ltd., according...

December 8, 2016
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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

U.S. Navy’s New Littoral Combat Ship Cracked Going Through in Panama Canal

The U.S. Navy’s newest littoral combat ship USS Montgomery has had its hull cracked for a second time after hitting a lock wall during a transit of the Panama Canal,...

November 1, 2016
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Monday, October 17, 2016
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U.S. Says Littoral Combat Ship USS Coronado ‘Ready to Go’ in Singapore

By Wes Goodman (Bloomberg) — The latest U.S. Littoral Combat Ship to arrive in Southeast Asia is combat ready, according to a senior Navy officer, after a series of mechanical snafus...

October 17, 2016
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Friday, October 7, 2016

Littoral Combat Ship USS Montgomery Suffers Cracked Hull in Collision with Tugboat

The U.S. Navy’s newest littoral combat ship USS Montgomery has suffered a crack in its aluminum hull after being hit by a tug as the ship sortied from Mayport, Florida ahead...

October 7, 2016
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Monday, September 19, 2016
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Maritime News

U.S. Senators McCain, Reed Target $29 Billion Littoral Ship for More Changes

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — The Senate’s two top defense policy lawmakers want the U.S. Navy to make additional major changes to the service’s troubled $29 billion Littoral Combat Ship program...

September 19, 2016
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Monday, September 12, 2016

WATCH: USS Jackson Survives 10,000-Pound Explosive Shock Test (But it was Close)

The U.S. Navy has released some amazing footage showing a recent shock trial on the littoral combat ship USS Jackson off the Florida coast. The Full Ship Shock Trials (FSST)...

September 12, 2016
Total Views: 76

Friday, September 9, 2016
Maritime News

U.S. Navy Moves to Simplify Littoral Ship Operations Amid Flaws

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — Confronted with equipment breakdowns and harried crews, the U.S. Navy is moving to simply and stabilize operations of its troubled Littoral Combat Ship. In its...

September 9, 2016
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Tuesday, September 6, 2016
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U.S. Navy Commander Orders Stand Down of LCS Engineering Crews Following Mishaps

The U.S. Navy Commander for Naval Surface Forces has ordered an engineering stand down for every LCS crew to review procedures and standards following the recent engineering casualty on the littoral...

September 6, 2016
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