July 29, 2009
Navy releases video of LCS 2 sea trials
Reports filtering out on the builder's trials of LCS 2 Independence, indicate that the Austal-built Littoral Combat Ship attained 43 knots with all diesels, gas turbines and waterjets on line, but at less than full power. Teething troubles encountered have included a leak in the port gas turbine shaft seal.
Meantime, the Navy recently released video of the trials, shot on June 12