October 08 2009
The General Dynamics-built Littoral Combat Ship Independence could resume sea trials as early as next week, according to sources cited by the Navy Times.
Initial trials began in early July, but a series of problems have largely left the ship pierside at Austal USA's shipyard in Mobile, Ala.
Many of the problems were related to the propulsion power plant, said Navy and company officials. The ship is powered by a combination of diesel engines for cruising and gas turbines to...
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