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ABOARD THE LITTORAL COMBAT SHIP MILWAUKEE, VIRGINIA CAPES – The littoral combat ship Milwaukee, the Navy’s newest ship, broke down Dec. 11 and had to be towed more than 40 nautical miles to Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Virginia.
The ship suffered an engineering casualty while transiting from Halifax, Canada, to Mayport, Florida, and ultimately its home port of San Diego. The cause is being evaluated by ship’s crew and technical consultants.
Initial indications are that fine metal debris collected in the lube oil filter caused the system to shut down, according to a Navy statement provided to Navy Times. The cause of the metal debris in the lube oil system is not known and assessments are ongoing.
The ship was commissioned Nov. 21 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and has been making the long trek to San Diego through the Great Lakes since.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: OccamsRazor04
If it doesn't get killed at a young age. Many of the problems are being overcome, but there is a lot of pushback against it. None of the mission pods are near complete yet, so it's modular combat system is useless, it lacks heavy armament, etc.
The Milwaukee already has a bad history. She suffered some kind of damage during builders trials that required repairs. Then over Labor Day Weekend, while doing a sustained high speed run, she caused such a large wake that 40 small boats in the area suffered damage, and a number of mayday calls were sent to the Coast Guard.
Looking around? That's crazy talk.