WASHINGTON DC —The USS Harry S. Truman has been given a clean bill of health after the aircraft carrier suffered an electrical malfunction three months ago.
The repairs delayed the Truman from taking part in a planned deployment in September. During a pre-deployment exercise in late-August, the ship experienced an electrical malfunction forcing it to return to Norfolk.
In a statement, the Navy said every effort was being made to insure the carrier, air wing and sailors assigned to the Truman were operationally ready to deploy.
“Returning HST to full functionality was a team effort with a tremendous amount of work and collaboration by NAVSEA, our industry partners, shipyard workers, and the crew of HST to overcome a very challenging technical issue,” Naval Sea Systems Command commander Vice Adm. Tom Moore said in a statement
The Navy however did not say how soon the ship would deploy.The Truman is one of 11 active carriers in the U.S. Navy's fleet.