After years of frequent mechanical failures ad embarrassing cost overruns, the Navy finally plans on deploying three hulls from its much-derided Littoral Combat Ship fleet by this fall after a protracted absence from the high seas, the U.S. Naval Institute reports.
Nobody wants the Littoral Combat Ship, and yet here it is.
Lawmakers are giving the U.S. Navy three more littoral combat ships than the service actually wants or needs, because of course they would.
Editor's note: This story first appeared in April 2018 and is being reposted due to reader interest.
The USS Little Rock, a Navy littoral combat ship commissioned in late December, finally left the port of Montreal this weekend, more than three months after docking there for a short stop on its maiden voyage.
While the USS Little Rock, a newly commissioned littoral combat ship, remains stuck in the ice in Montreal, a Marinette shipyard is helping the vessel get through the winter.