Category Archives: Littoral

Broken littoral combat ship Detroit returns to sea on its own power


WASHINGTON – After suffering a total breakdown and being towed into port earlier this month, the littoral combat ship Detroit returned to sea Tuesday and is heading back to its home port in Mayport, Florida, under its own power, U.S. 2nd Fleet confirmed. The ship lost power on its return journey from a deployment in […]

Littoral combat ship Detroit is being towed into port after another engineering failure


WASHINGTON — The littoral combat ship Detroit suffered another engineering casualty on its return trip to its home port in Florida and is being towed into Port Canaveral, the U.S. Navy confirmed Friday. The ship lost power on its return journey from a deployment in Latin America, which it was forced to depart after a […]

Another littoral combat ship breaks down on deployment


WASHINGTON – The littoral combat ship Detroit is limping back to Mayport, Florida from a deployment to South America in a move that marks the latest setback for the Freedom variant’s complicated propulsion system. Three sources familiar with the situation told Defense News the casualty is in Detroit’s combining gear, which is a complex transmission […]

US Navy’s first 4 littoral combat ships to leave the fleet in 9 months


WASHINGTON — The Navy’s first four littoral combat ships will be headed into mothballs next March, according to a June 20 message from the chief of naval operations. The littoral combat ships Freedom, Independence, Fort Worth and Coronado will all be inactivated on March 31, 2021, with Coronado being commissioned just six years ago. The […]

New Marine Littoral Regiment, designed to fight in contested maritime environment, coming to Hawaii


The Marine Corps is putting together a new force in Hawaii called the Marine Littoral Regiment that can operate inside a contested maritime environment and sink ships, according to Marine Corps Combat Development Command. It’s part of Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. David Berger’s plans to overhaul the Corps to conduct sea denial operations, […]