Russian fleet passes English Channel on way to Syria
@Zagadka said: Belching thick black smoke, the Soviet-era warship, previously known more as a threat to its crew ...
(USS Freedom (LCS 1) in San Diego, 2/19/2016 (c) ecoronado.com)
USS Freedom (LCS 1) is the lead ship of the Freedom class of littoral combat ships (LCS). She is the third vessel of the United States Navy to be so named for the concept of freedom. She is the design competitor produced by the Lockheed Martin consortium, in competition with the General Dynamics-designed USS Independence. She was officially accepted by the Supervisor of Shipbuilding Gulf Coast on behalf of the US Navy from the Lockheed Martin/Marinette Marine/Gibbs and Cox team in Marinette, Wisconsin on 18 September 2008.