As the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS-1) USS Freedom’s crewmembers wind down after their first Western Pacific deployment, the ship is continuing to battle misconceptions that it spends most of the time broken down at pier side, U.S. Navy officials say. While the ship’s deployment was marred by problems related to power generators, coolers and other systems, those kinds of problems are to be expected during a major overseas deployment for a ship at this stage, officials say. “It’s a ...


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