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Retired without mission as originally envisioned?
Littoral Combat Ship [LCS] U.S. Navy gone. Littoral = green water.
Thanks to the Internet web site "The Drive: and the article by Tyler Rogoway. The tip from Freeper.
"The Navy Now Wants To Retire The First Four Of Its Troublesome Littoral Combat Ships"
"It was something many of us saw as a near-certain eventuality, the Navy has formally announced that it wants to retire its first four Littoral Combat Ships. Split evenly across both the Freedom and Independence classes of the failed Littoral Combat Ship concept, the oldest of the vessels was commissioned just 12 years ago, the youngest a mere six years ago . . . The troublesome fleet within a fleet has been serving as a training and test force, a dubious role from the start that the Navy says isn't even needed anymore."
A DUBIOUS ROLE AND THAT NOT EVEN NEEDED ANY MORE. ORIGINALLY LCS WAS SEEN AS THE FUTURE BUT IN QUICK TIME LCS HAS BECOME THE PAST?
Think also the Zumwalt class of destroyer at one time also the future of the U.S. Navy and that too now the past. Zumwalt as in the inventory [three ships] also yet one more white elephant.
U.S. Navy now what?