Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Another US Navy Littoral Combat Ship Breaks Down

USS Coronado (LCS-4) conducts operations during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016 in July. US Navy Photo

Defense News: Another LCS Breaks Down, This Time in Mid-Pacific

WASHINGTON — In yet another incident in what is turning out to be a bad year for the US Navy’s littoral combat ship program, the LCS Coronado is reported to have suffered a propulsion problem in the mid-Pacific and has turned back to return to Hawaii. The latest issue, this time with an Independence-class LCS variant, follows a series of problems striking ships of the Freedom class.

Sources said the Coronado is about 800 nautical miles west of Hawaii, proceeding at about 10 knots. The Military Sealift Command oiler Henry J. Kaiser is accompanying the ship. About 70 sailors are aboard the LCS.

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WNU Editor: This is the fourth LCS to break down this year.

More News On Another US Navy Littoral Combat Ship Breaking Down

LCS Coronado suffers engineering problem on first deployment and returns to port -- Navy Times
UPDATED: USS Coronado Suffers Engineering Casualty, Returning to Pearl Harbor -- USNI News
Fourth breakdown in US Navy littoral combat ship -- CNN
US Navy LCS Coronado Faces Engineering Issue During First Deployment -- Defense World
US Littoral Combat Ship Heads Back to Pearl Harbor After ‘Engineering Casualty’ -- Sputnik

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