Posted by: gCaptain.com
By Mike Schuler
You may have seen recently that Austal, a designer and manufacturer of high performance aluminium vessels including a number of vessels for the U.S. Navy, released this press release titled “Corrosion in Warships” addressing “galvanic corrosion” in the Littoral Combat Ship, USS Independence (LCS-2). At the time I didn’t think much of it and, in fact, did not cover it here on gCaptain. It wasn’t until someone passed along an article from Wired and read this article from Bloomberg that I understood the extent of the problem and Austal’s stance on the “aggressive corrosion” issues found on the U.S. Navy’s newest warship. Read Full Article Here.