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USS Little Rock back on track after making unexpected stop in Port Colborne

USS Little Rock docks unexpectedly
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Posted at 11:18 AM, Dec 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-21 11:18:48-05

The new USS Little Rock is back on the water after unexpectedly docking in Port Colborne, Ontario.

A U.S. navy warship docked Wednesday afternoon due to a reported mechanical issue.

The USS Little Rock, a Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship, was recently-commissioned alongside its namesake in Buffalo, marking the first time that has happened in the navy's 242-year history, according to a website dedicated to the vessel's commissioning.

The original USS Little Rock began its service as a light cruiser when the Second World War was coming to an end in 1945. It was officially decommissioned in 1949 and recommissioned in 1960 as a guided missile cruiser, before being taken out of service in 1976 and brought to Buffalo.

The new warship is one of a number of Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) the navy will operate in waters close to shore.

The USS Little Rock is on its way to the Naval Station Mayport, its homeport in Jacksonville, Florida.