July 06 2010
A six-month Navy investigation into the defects in the lead ship of its newest class of amphibious transport docks finds plenty of blame to share, reports the Virginian-Pilot (Hampton Roads, Va.).
The investigation focused on the San Antonio's four diesel engines, which have caused the most pressing issues with the vessel.
Crews discovered small metal bits embedded in engine bearings, which contaminated engine oil and caused the engines to fail. These problems were traced to...
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