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Marine Insight - The maritime industry guide.
UK Royal Navy 'confident' a starboard propeller problem on aircraft carrier not a class-wide issue - Breaking Defense
Once the repairs conclude, the 72,000-ton ship will return to base in Portsmouth to undergo planned maintenance and “re-join operations” in fall 2023, a UK defense committee heard.
Five years after the US Navy’s costliest warship was crippled by flawed engine gears, prime contractor HII says it may be close to resolving a claim against subcontractor General Electric Co. over who will pay for fixing the defect.
Navy Moving Ahead on Combining Gear Fix on Freedom Littoral Combat Ships Marked for Decommissioning - USNI News
Despite plans to decommission Littoral Combat Ship USS Sioux City (LCS-11) next fiscal year, the Navy is preparing funds to repair a latent issue with the ship’s propulsion system, USNI News has learned. Sioux City, which is currently deployed to U.S. Central Command, is the next Freedom-class...
And if I remember correctly an early deployment of a Kingston MCDV found it trapped steaming in circles off of San Diego .... IIRC?
With all that in mind I found this discussion of the tradeoffs associated with building the "low cost" MCDVs enlightening.
Abalon pit stop.