In this photo provided by the U.S. Navy, the USS Freedom littoral combat ship pulls into Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The USS Freedom, which is stopping in Hawaii on its way to a deployment to Singapore, has advantages bigger U.S. Navy ships lack. (AP Photo/US Navy, Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean Furey)

Photo by: MC2 Sean Furey

In this photo provided by the U.S. Navy, the USS Freedom littoral combat ship pulls into Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The USS Freedom, which is stopping in Hawaii on its way to a deployment to Singapore, has advantages bigger U.S. Navy ships lack. (AP Photo/US Navy, Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean Furey)