Littoral Combat Ship-2 Builder's Trials on Hold Due to Leak in Gas Turbine Shaft Seal

By Zachary M. Peterson / July 28, 2009 at 5:00 AM
Builder's trials for the first-of-its-kind General Dynamics-built variant of the Littoral Combat Ship are on hold until later this summer due to a leak in the ship's port gas turbine shaft seal, a company spokesman tells Inside the Navy . The Independence (LCS-2) is the Navy's first trimaran warship. Builder's trials for the ship began in late June in the Gulf of Mexico. The ship was built at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, AL. "During the build-up to full...

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