The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS-1) USS Freedom has arrived in Guam — the farthest western U.S. territory — to start the ship’s first Pacific deployment, while a probe is still underway to determine why the vessel’s service diesel generators (SSDGs) experienced three brief failures during the transit. A team from the original equipment manufacturer is in Guam to make minor repairs to Freedom’s SSDGs, the Navy says, and engineers will troubleshoot and make any required repairs. An additional ...
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