LCS 1 into Drydock

LCS Freedom heads for 5-day dry dock repairs

The littoral combat ship Freedom, built by defense giant Lockheed Martin, is due to enter a shipyard owned by LCS rival General Dynamics this weekend so engineers can repair a problem with one of the Freedom’s water jets, Navy officials said Tuesday.

She’ll be in the yard for about five days and her schedule won’t be affected.


  1. I completely forgot that these boats are jet driven. That’s got to be awesome.

    Two of my buddies have jet bass boats. They can go forever in 2” of water. And with enough momentum, I’ve seem them go 20 yards through ½” of water, and even cross bare gravel (though that’s hell on the bottom).

    I’d love to know the real minimum operating depth of these boats.

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