Navy Littoral Ship Sidelined in Singapore After Gear Damage

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  • Lockheed-built USS Fort Worth has major damage dockside
  • Temperature alarms went off after a failure to lubricate gears

USS Fort Worth is docked in Jakarta's Tanjung Priok port in 2014. The USS Fort Worth built by Lockheed Martin Corp. had damage to combining gears that let the ship run on a mix of diesel and gas turbine engines.

Photographer: Bay Ismoyo/AFP via Getty Images

A U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ship is sidelined in port in Singapore because of damage to gears that propel the vessel, according to a memo from the service, which blamed failure to use enough lubricating oil.

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