Littoral Combat Ship USS Freedom Suffers Engine Casualty

The U.S. Navy is investigating a casualty to one of the main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE) on board the first littoral combat ship USS Freedom, which the Navy says will need to be removed and rebuilt or replaced altogether.  The Navy said Monday that the casualty occurred July 11 and was caused by a leak from the attached seawater … [Read more...]

At Sea Generator Problems Force USS Freedom Back To Singapore

By Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON, July 22 (Reuters) - The USS Freedom, one of the U.S. Navy's new coastal warships, returned to port in Singapore on July 20 after suffering electrical problems at sea as it was preparing for a bilateral naval exercise with Singapore, a Navy spokesman said. The ship, built by Lockheed Martin Corp, may be able to return to sea for the at-sea … [Read more...]

$745 Million to ‘Inactivate’ USS Enterprise

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced this week that the company has been awarded a contract for the inactivation of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65)... for $745 million. The ship was towed from Naval Station Norfolk to HII's Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) on June 20, where the work will be carried out. NNS will defuel the ship's … [Read more...]