The New More Effective Highly Capable Homosexual Navy, Thanks obama...
2018-04-08 03:33:38 UTC
Yeah that's typical of the Obama bunch. They design a ship that
can't handle ice? Genius.
The Navy warship that was stuck on the St. Lawrence River for
three months is now underway to its homeport at Naval Station
Mayport, Fla., a Navy official told USNI News on Monday.
Littoral Combat Ship USS Little Rock (LCS-9) left on Saturday
bound for the Atlantic Ocean after weathering the winter pier-
side in Montreal, Lt. Cmdr. Courtney Hillson told USNI News.
The ship was moored at the Port of Montreal until weather
conditions improved and the St. Lawrence Seaway melted enough
for the safe passage of the ship, Hillson said.
Keeping the ship in Montreal until weather conditions improved
ensured the safety of the ship and crew.
Canadian ship spotters posted photos of the icebreaker CCGS Des
Groseilliers escorting Little Rock down the St. Lawerence on
We greatly appreciate the support and hospitality of the city
of Montreal, the Montreal Port Authority and the Canadian Coast
Guard, Little Rock commanding officer Cmdr. Todd Peters said in
We are grateful for the opportunity to further enhance our
The Littoral Combat Ship was stranded on the river in January.
It was returning from its December commissioning ceremony in
Buffalo, N.Y., where it entered the fleet next to its namesake,
the decommissioned guided-missile cruiser USS Little Rock (CG-4).
Little Rock was late leaving Buffalo due to weather and had
stopped in Montreal for a port visit and minor repairs.
The ship was ready to depart Montreal, but the extreme cold,
subsequent condition of the St. Lawrence Seaway and availability
of icebreakers and support ships caused the delay, Hillson told
USNI News in January.
#CCGShip DES GROSEILLIERS escorting the USS Little Rock this
morning, 31-Mar-18, passing off the anchorage to Sorel-Tracy,
QC. @CoastGuardCAN #CCGProud Photo by: René Beauchamp. Via:
Shipspotting C.C.G. https://t.co/VNlvVw2uDH and
As the ship traveled down the St. Lawrence in January, the Navy
determined it was safer to wait out the winter until the ice
melted. Icebreakers patrol the Seaway, but they give preference
to commercial traffic.
While sidelined, two dozen of the crew participated in at least
one community service outing to help stock the Welcome Hall
Mission in Saint-Henri near where the ship was moored, according
to a report in the CBC.
According to local press reports, the crews stay in Montreal
was largely uneventful, aside from noise complaints from nearby
condo-dwellers who took issue with the noise the ships shore-
side power generators made.
Its like the motor of a large truck thats driving at a high
speed, Montreal resident Alain Stanke told The Canadian Press
Those two generators are detestable.
Now that Little Rock is underway, its set to arrive in Mayport,
Fla., by the end of the month after making several port calls
along the way.