The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS-1) USS Freedom departed Singapore’s Changi Naval Base Nov. 16 for the final time as part of its first overseas deployment to the Western Pacific. Freedom has used Singapore as a logistics and maintenance hub since arriving there April 18. Though Freedom was able to participate in regional naval exercise, the ship’s transit and deployment were marred by system breakdowns, and the LCS was sidelined on and off throughout its time at Changi. Freedom is now ...

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