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U.S. Naval Force’s New Warship Sinks Vessel in Western Atlantic

The U.S. Naval Force has verified that Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship USS Detroit sinks a vessel in the western Atlantic…

By Brooks Schroth , in Defense News , at December 6, 2019 5:10 AM EST Tags: , ,

The U.S. Naval Force has verified that Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship USS Detroit sinks a vessel in the western Atlantic on November 23.

A Navy media release states that USS Detroit sank derelict vessel encountered throughout the deployment to the U.S. Southern Command’s space of responsibility. Besides, was released footage reveals a sinking ship that would constitute a hazard to navigation.

During this deployment to the Caribbean, Central and Latin American areas, USS Detroit, with an embarked helicopter and USCG regulation enforcement detachment, assist Joint Interagency Process Drive South’s program, which includes counter-drug patrols and detection and control of illegal visitors within the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific.

The Littoral Combat Vessel is Navy’s latest warship. The Freedom-variant of LCS is a metal double chine advanced semi-planing monohull ship.

USS Detroit is able to work in a wide range of environments, from the open ocean to coastal and littoral waters. LCS uses a free architecture design, modular weapons, sensor systems, and quite a lot of manned and unmanned autos to gain and sustain maritime supremacy in the littorals, assuring access to crucial areas of operation. In addition to its primary mission areas of Surface Warfare (SUW), Mine Counter Measures (MCM) and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) this warship also can conduct freedom of navigation operations, theater security cooperation operations, maritime law enforcement operations, naval counter-piracy operations, humanitarian assistance and catastrophe relief, search and rescue proceedings, naval domain awareness patrols, and maritime security activities.

The Littoral Combat Ship developed as a focused-mission, modular, surface warrior smaller than an FFG; however, bigger and more efficient than a PC or MCM ship. LCS was envisioned to be an independently deployable, theater-based ship, able to changing primary missions through modular Mission Package.