U.S. Navy officials view the four-month milestone maintenance of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) USS Freedom — which started the last week of July — as a chance to do a deeper-dive review of several of the ship’s systems. “In dry-dock the contractors can better focus on our water jets to make sure they are fully functional, our impeller shafts and water jet tunnels,” says Cmdr. Matthew Weber, Freedom’s gold crew commanding officer. “Topside, they are doing various alterations to improve ...

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