The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS-1) USS Freedom is scheduled to get under way May 17 for some of its initial operations here, says Cmdr. Tim Wilke, the vessel’s commanding officer. U.S. Navy officials say repairs were made to address power outages while the ship was in transit and coolant leaks when it docked in port. Asked to discuss any other existing or potential problems that could affect Freedom’s performance, officials declined, saying responding to such queries could endanger the ...

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