San Antonio (LPD-17) Pierside in Bahrain for Unexpected Repairs

By Zachary M. Peterson / November 6, 2008 at 5:00 AM
The first-of-class amphibious transport dock ship San Antonio (LPD-17) has hit another snag during its much anticipated first deployment. The ship is pierside in Manama, Bahrain, where leaks in the lube oil piping system are being repaired, Inside the Navy learned today. The leaks were discovered while the ship was conducting maritime security operations in the Persian Gulf, according to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command spokesman Lt. Nathan Christensen. The leaky pipes support two of the ship's four main diesel...

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