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Monday, 29 August 2016

Littoral Combat Ship USS Freedom Suffers Main Propulsion Diesel Engine Problem

The U.S. Navy's first littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) experienced a casualty to one of the ship's main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE) on July 11 caused by a leak from the attached seawater pump mechanical seal that resulted in seawater entering the engine lube oil system.

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