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US warship "Detroit" lost its course on the high seas

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The US littoral warship USS Detroit (LCS-7) was towed to the port of Florida after it lost its speed on its way to its home.


According to USNI News, the Freedom-class LCS was on its way to its home port at Naval Base Mayport when it was immobilized.

USS Detroit (LCS-7) suffered from an engineering accident. After a thorough technical assessment, it was determined that repairs need to be carried out at the port
Captain Ashley Hokitsko said.

During the passage of the ship, it lost electricity. The ship was towed by the Gary Chue to the nearby port of Canaveral due to worsening weather.

Observers spotted the Detroit being tugged to port early Friday morning. Florida's east coast is in the path of hurricane remnants that are expected to cause high winds in the area.

USS Detroit and USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS-10) were to take part in UNITAS exercises off the coast of Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean. However, the ship was immediately recalled after the breakdown.

At the end of last month, Detroit was already faced with the inoperability of its combined power plant, which connects the engines with a gas turbine drive.
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  1. figwam
    figwam 9 November 2020 10: 19
    +7
    suffered from an engineering accident.

    Pros
    We missed all the polymers.
    1. Terrible_L.
      Terrible_L. 9 November 2020 10: 28
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      USS Detroit and USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS-10) were to take part in the exercise UNITAS (UNITAZ) off the coast of Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean. However, the ship was immediately recalled after the breakdown.

      How do you call the teachings - so they will pass wassat
      1. Prisoner
        Prisoner 9 November 2020 10: 42
        +6
        As you call a ship, it will sail. laughing I managed to call the ship "Detroit".
        1. orionvitt
          orionvitt 9 November 2020 11: 01
          +1
          Quote: Captive
          I managed to call the ship "Detroit".

          Why then. In the 50s and 60s, Detroit was a city of dreams and opportunities, just like New York. Everyone was cut through in expensive personal cars, and the average engineer at General Motors, or Chrysler, could afford a yacht in Bermuda. But as the saying goes, "every fruit has its own time", those times are long gone. And not only in Detroit. Further, there will only be more. lol Every day is not Sunday.
          1. Captain Pushkin
            Captain Pushkin 9 November 2020 15: 06
            0
            Quote: orionvitt
            In the 50s and 60s, Detroit was a city of dreams and opportunities,

            Quote: orionvitt
            But as the saying goes, "every fruit has its own time", those times are long gone.

            Detroit has been in total ruin for 10 years. What the warriors dreamed about, calling their ship with such odious names, it is difficult to understand.
            Both the city and the ship are written to live in convulsions until the end of the century.
      2. Rzzz
        Rzzz 9 November 2020 14: 58
        +2
        By the way, the Russian word "toilet" was just formed from the name of a Spanish company that produced these products, which were massively imported into the Russian Empire.
        That is exactly what the company was called.
  2. Eldorado
    Eldorado 9 November 2020 10: 25
    +2
    Keep it up, dear "partners"! good
    1. Sergey_G_M
      Sergey_G_M 9 November 2020 12: 12
      0
      What's so special about this news?
      Amers have a huge number of ships and they actively use them, against this background, the fact that sometimes they break is nothing surprising.
      How about us? If the ship is not being repaired and can go out to sea already well, and if there is also money for it to go out, then it is generally excellent ((
      In such situations, I do not see any reason for joy that something is broken for someone.
  3. tlauicol
    tlauicol 9 November 2020 10: 26
    +6
    damned Chubais
  4. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 9 November 2020 10: 37
    +1
    Guys who poured sand into the crankcase of the main engine? recourse
    1. Kurare
      Kurare 9 November 2020 10: 51
      +1
      Quote: tralflot1832
      Guys who poured sand into the crankcase of the main engine?

      The ubiquitous Boshirov and Petrov? laughing
      1. Kolin
        Kolin 9 November 2020 15: 25
        +1
        Skripals cat laughing
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 9 November 2020 10: 42
    +2
    At the end of last month, Detroit was already faced with the inoperability of its combined power plant
    To leave "where it is thin, there it is torn." Some often, when it comes to our Russian technology, they immediately shout why not ... why not ... I also want to ask the Americans: "Why didn't they draw conclusions, didn't take action, didn't punish those responsible?"
    1. novel66
      novel66 9 November 2020 10: 56
      +1
      the innocent should be punished, and the innocent should be rewarded
  6. lucul
    lucul 9 November 2020 11: 11
    -1
    During the passage of the ship, it lost electricity.

    Fucking shame)))
  7. Lex_is
    Lex_is 9 November 2020 11: 13
    +1
    Cool news! And the main one is very fresh.
    True, the blackout at USS Detroit happened on September 26, only a month and a half ago, but this is such a trifle.
    Brief chronology of the event:
    On September 26, a blackout occurred at USS Detroit and he was dragged away to repair engines at the Vasco Nunez de Balboa naval base, but they could not fix the problem.
    On October 2, USS Detroit moved to the Bravo pier of the Guantanamo naval base for repairs to solve the problem, and it was not possible there.
    On October 31, accompanied by the sea tug Gary Chouest, he was sent for repairs in Port Canaveral, Florida.
    On November 6, he was finally dragged to Florida and he got up for repairs.

    The funniest thing is that from March 29 to May 11, he was in urgent repair at the naval base in Key West Florida.

    The revolutionary LCS program in all its glory, they catch problems with the engines regularly, but judging by the fact that with the golden crew he departed for a seven-month deployment without any problems, and with the blue crew he left for repairs a month later and does not get out of these repairs - it was not reel.
    1. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 9 November 2020 12: 05
      0
      Someone from the blue crew has seasickness, he does not allow Detroit to go out to sea. Check everything! Identify the saboteur and reward! hi
      1. Lex_is
        Lex_is 9 November 2020 13: 13
        +1
        someone from the blue crew seasick

        Rather, an inquiring mind and hands in the wrong place.
  8. Antidote
    Antidote 9 November 2020 12: 05
    -4
    A pitiful little boat of mean little merikashek broke, not like the great Admiral K, who faithfully and truly stood at the forefront of protecting the Motherland from day to day!
  9. Vdi73
    Vdi73 9 November 2020 12: 27
    +2
    As you call the "trough", so it will float. Detroit is a bankrupt city and even a hockey team is in deep now .....
  10. Ax Matt
    Ax Matt 9 November 2020 14: 53
    -1
    At this time a peaceful Russian yacht "Krasukha-M" was sailing by. Well, what can you do ... laughing
  11. Evil 55
    Evil 55 10 November 2020 14: 53
    0
    Ashley Hokitsko-Svidomo American ...
  12. kig
    kig 10 November 2020 15: 20
    0
    And this is not only with him, there are problems for the whole series:

    As of November 2016, three of four active Freedom-class littoral combat ships have suffered engine maintenance incidents. Milwaukee broke down in the Atlantic Ocean in December 2015 and had to be towed back to port. Metallic debris was found in the filter system. The cause was traced to a clutch between the gas turbine and diesel engine systems, which failed to disengage as designed while switching from one propulsion system to the other. Fort Worth suffered a similar breakdown in the Pacific Ocean in January 2016. Improper procedures used aboard ship caused a set of combining gears — hardware used to transfer power to the ship's water propulsion system — to be operated with insufficient oil. And in July 2016, Freedom suffered a seawater leak into one of its two main diesel propulsion systems and had to return to San Diego for seawater decontamination.

    Translation (mine):
    As of November 2016, three of the four Freedom-class ships have had powerplant incidents. Milwaukee broke down in the Atlantic in December 2015 and was towed to port. Metal debris was found in the (oil? Fuel?) Filters. The reason turned out to be in the couplings connecting gas turbines and diesel engines, which, when switching from one mode of movement to another, did not work as expected (Note: there is a combined power plant of 2 gas turbines of 36000 hp and 2 high-speed diesel engines of 9000 hp). Fort Worth suffered similar damage in January 2016 - a low oil level in the oil system of the combined gearbox was allowed on the ship. In July 2016, the Freedom (lead ship) had seawater leaks in one of the two main (diesel) engines and had to return to port.