USS Freedom in the Gatun Locks of the Panama Canal

01/02/2011 – Sailors assigned to the littoral combat ship USS Freedom watch from the flight deck as a set of gates closes within the Gatun Locks of the Panama Canal. Freedom was conducting counter-illicit trafficking operations and theater security cooperation in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility.

Credit Navy Visual News Service


  • The third photo shows USS Freedom in transit.

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