Damage Extensive for Crippled U.S. Littoral Ship in Singapore

  • Navy's weapons buyer says service assessing damage to vessel
  • Navy secretary praises ship's `terrific deployment' anyway

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The USS Fort Worth, the third Littoral Combat Ship deployed by the U.S. Navy, suffered “extensive damage” during the botched maintenance procedure in January that’s left the crippled vessel sidelined in Singapore ever since, according to the service’s top weapons buyer.

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