As Commander Salamander says, " Especially in cultures that value "face" - this ship is an underway INFO OPS/PSYOPS/PAO own-goal of epic proportions. It isn't the ship's company fault either - they can only do with what Mother Navy gives them. This tramp steamer look is by design - and will only get worse with age."
Commenter John says: "In my opinion every LCS should get only one set of orders upon commissioning: Proceed best speed to Brownsville, Texas. Request offers from all ship breakers there, accept highest offer and dismiss crew to await further orders. We would save a bundle of borrowed money and be spared the further embarrassment and delusion of pretending that these things are serving a vital national defense purpose."