The U.S. Navy has decided to wait until weather conditions improve before allowing the ship to continue to its home port in Mayport, Florida.
The 118-meter long Freedom-variant Little Rock is described as a fast and agile combat ship that is capable of operating near shore as well as on the open ocean.
Temporary heaters and 16 de-icers have been added to the USS Little Rock, and its crew members — some 70 officers and personnel in all — have been given new cold-weather clothing while staying on the ship for training and certification during the delay, Hillson added.
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