America’s newest warship breaks down at sea after 20 days

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The USS Milwaukee Naval Warship in Veterans Park in Milwaukee, WI Photo: Abe Van Dyke / Demotix

 

The American navy’s newest ship, launched with great fanfare less than a month ago, has broken down at sea and had to be towed to land.

The USS Milwaukee, a vast, futuristic-looking beast, suffered an engineering problem while en route from Halifax, Canada, to Mayport in Florida. From Florida it was due to travel on to its home port of San Diego.

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