Damaged Littoral Combat Ship USS Fort Worth to Return to San Diego Under Own Power

The U.S. Navy's USS Fort Worth (LCS 3), the littoral combat ship sidelined in Singapore due to gear damage, will sail under its own power to San Diego later this summer for repairs, the U.S. Navy said Wednesday. Fort Worth experienced an engineering casualty to the ship's combining gears January in Singapore that will require an extensive repair period. Preparations for … [Read more...]

Littoral Combat Ship Sidelined in Singapore After Gear Damage

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) -- A U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ship is sidelined in port in Singapore because of damage to gears that propel the vessel, according to a memo from the service, which blamed failure to use enough lubricating oil. The USS Fort Worth built by Lockheed Martin Corp. had damage to combining gears that let the ship run on a mix of diesel and gas … [Read more...]

Littoral Combat Ship USS Fort Worth Found Vulnerable to Attack Before Asia Deployment

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) -- Weeks before one of the U.S. Navy’s new Littoral Combat Ships departed for Asia, tests had exposed its vulnerability to a potential enemy attack, according to the Pentagon’s testing office. A “total ship survivability test” of the USS Fort Worth conducted off of Southern California in October “highlighted the existence of significant … [Read more...]