USS Freedom, A New Breed Of Navy Ship, Heads For San Diego
April 2, 2010 5:33 p.m.
The first of a new breed of ships dubbed the “corvettes of the Navy” is on its way to join the Navy’s Third Fleet in San Diego Bay. The “USS Freedom” is a fast ship, and an expensive one. The U.S. General Accounting Office estimates she cost more than $700 million to develop, though future models should cost closer to $400 million.