USS Bonhomme Richard

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USS Bonhomme Richard

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Sad to see that the USS Bonhomme Richard LHD is still on fire after 15 hours in San Diego.
That is going to leave a mark or two. I hope it can be put out.

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Not a hope I'm afraid - it's reached the bridge and all the electronics are shot. She'll never be economic to repair now.
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This is terrible.

I was hoping they would get it under control.
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Any info on what caused the explosion that triggered the fire?

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Post by Hoth_902 »

Its crazy to think that something like this could spread so fast, when combat damage could be so much worse and they can sometimes bring it under control. While I do understand that there is not a full compliment on board, but to have this level of devastation seems insane. In my humble uneducated opinion.
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Post by 7.62 »

The true cause will be just speculation for Months now I'm afraid.
i was just watching a live feed.
She is down at the back (dock flooded?) and listing to starboard,

Hate to agree with you CG2 but I think she is a goner!

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Post by CG2 »

The reduced crew will be a factor and this may be even more of an issue if the care and maintenance team was light on damage control ** CENSORED **. There was some commentary that the automated fire-fighting equipment wasn't functioning but that may just have been speculation. I'm not sure that we can draw conclusions about damage control in action from this.
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Post by Harlan »

I can’t wait for the post fire report on what happen why the fire could not be control.
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Well there's is good news the fire is out, but the vessel has listed.

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Re: USS Bonhomme Richard

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Any updates on to the fate of the USS Bonhomme Richard? Can she be saved or will be scrapped?

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Re: USS Bonhomme Richard

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Still undergoing assessment but they are questioning a sailor under suspicion of setting the fire deliberately.
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Re: USS Bonhomme Richard

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More likely she would end up scrapped or scuttled. as that fire did Alot of damage to the ship.

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Re: USS Bonhomme Richard

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I just recently found an update on the ship, it looks like they might scrap her without a replacement.

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Re: USS Bonhomme Richard

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So now a possible arson charge may be coming. No reason noted in the article why the sailor may have committed it.
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Re: USS Bonhomme Richard

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Amazing how much damage an angry sailor can do- maybe more than an anti ship missile??!

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