The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS-1) USS Freedom arrived in Singapore at 11 a.m. local time April 18 — about midnight U.S. Eastern Standard Time — finishing its trans-Pacific trek to start its inaugural Asian deployment. The Singapore arrival marks the end of quite an odyssey for the Lockheed Martin-built Freedom, whose past has been a storm-tossed one, with halted trials, vessel redesigns and doubts raised inside and outside the Navy. The ship endured some relatively minor power outages ...


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