THE PENTAGON — The first-of-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS-1), the USS Freedom, briefly lost and then regained power March 16 while en route to its first Asian deployment to Singapore, confirms Vice Adm. Richard Hunt, the director of Navy staff and the head of the special LCS Council of service admirals. The power loss may have been due to water getting into the exhaust system of one of the ship’s diesel engine generators, possibly creating a pressure difference, Hunt says. “It is ...


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