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Littoral Combat Ship USS Freedom Deploys With New Warpaint

The littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) recently received a new paint scheme that she will take with her during her deployment to Southeast Asia. The new paint scheme consists of a four-color camouflage combination of flat black, haze gray, haze white and ocean gray, and is reminiscent of the U.S. Navy‘s Measure 31 and Measure 32 camouflage schemes used during World War II. Other than the Cyclone-class Patrol Coastals, the Navy has since World War II largely stuck to haze gray paint for all its combatants. The littoral combat ship conducted sea trials and visited Pearl Harbor, Hawaii while sporting her new warpaint. Freedom will spend approximately 8 months on deployment to Southeast Asia and Singapore. While there she will conduct security operations with regional partners and allies.


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    Wow, wow!! :-)

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    would love to tour this boat, what a beauty.