Welcome back to the our channel to discuss the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ships, how they’re commissioned, and how they go about performing their various missions. U.S.S. Little Rock had to spend the winter at Montreal, Quebec, Canada because it was launched late and the great lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway froze up before the Little Rock could make it to the open ocean. The LCSs are having problems with cracks showing up in the aluminum hulls. Your storyline is way out of touch regarding USN's current thinking - SCRAPPING the ENTIRE LCS FLEET! Early on in this video you mention "how successful" the LCS design has been. There is a major design flaw with the "transmission," or coupling gear that can't advance speed to achieve the level of performance mandated. It's even causing LCS ships to return to base under tow. And every LCS produced has had the problem! Further, the recognition that China may be the US's most serious future foe, means the LCS ships are outgunned and can only be staffed by crew trained in 1 of the 3 specialty areas for which they were designed - meaning they are not multi-missioned! And BTW, I sure didn't experience a "hypnotic" launching. It was rather mundane to say the least!