Refueling at Sea

This slide show focuses on the first LCS ship in at sea refueling operations.

Credit: US Navy Visual News Service, April 7th, 2010

  • In the first photo, the littoral combat ship USS Freedom comes alongside the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson for a refueling at sea. Freedom at the time was conducting counter-illicit trafficking operations and Carl Vinson is supporting Southern Seas 2010. Southern Seas is a U.S. Southern Command-directed operation that provides U.S. and international forces the opportunity to operate in a multi-national environment.
  • In the second photo, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, right, performs tactical maneuvering exercises with the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier, the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill and the littoral combat ship USS Freedom.
  • In the third photo, the littoral combat ship USS Freedom breaks away from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson after its first refueling-at-sea.
  • In the final photo, the littoral combat ship USS Freedom comes alongside the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson for a refueling at sea.

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***Posted on June 9th, 2010

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