Brand-new Navy warship trapped in ice till spring

Brand-new Navy warship trapped in ice till spring

“Near-record low temperatures…created significant and historical conditions,” explains US Navy spokesman.

22 Jan 2018- The US Navy’s brand new warship USS Little Rock, unveiled just a month ago, has not moved from Montreal since Christmas Eve and will spend the winter stuck in Canada due to cold and ice.

The USS Little Rock (pictured at its commissioning ceremony in Dec 2017), is stuck in the ice in Montreal until the spring thaw

“Adverse weather conditions” kept the warship trapped at bay in Canada, the Toronto Star reported.

The new warship, which stretches 387 feet in length and cost $440 million to build, is capable of traveling more than 46 miles per hour. However, that capability is rather useless right now.

“The temperatures in Montreal and throughout the transit area have been colder than normal, and included near-record low temperatures, which created significant and historical conditions in the late December, early January time frame,” said Lt.-Cmdr. Courtney Hillson.

Plans had been for the warship to return to its home port in sunny Jacksonville, Florida, via the St. Lawrence Seaway. However, the Seaway has been closed for the winter and does not normally reopen until March.

Thanks to Dean Koehler, ‘Global Cooling’ and Jack Hydrazine for these links

10 thoughts on “Brand-new Navy warship trapped in ice till spring

  1. When I was in the Navy we used to go up to the forecastle below deck. Once inside we would pour our soda on the steel deck and watch it freeze before it had a chance to run all the way down the deck….
    I think they’ll be in Canada a lot longer than March. I just hope the ice doesn’t damage the hull….

  2. Good place for it. I’ve yet to figure out what if any actual combat capability these silly littoral boats are suppose to posses. It’s best that this boat stay at dock and not waste fuel.

  3. So the US Navy’s brand new warship USS Little Rock gets trapped in the ice.
    The Navy chiefs must really be hoping for some global warming to ensure the next sea battle happens in warm waters.

  4. I worked for the Navy for years (and currently they are my “customer)…

    They are required by oath to support the Commander-in-Chief (always the President), whoever that may be at the time, so during the Obama years went all “gloval warming” – quite a few liberals in the Navy too, but you never know. I hope they learn something from this…

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