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USS Bonhomme Richard

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:27 am
by 7.62
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.

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:27 am
by CG2
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.

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:36 am
by PolishGI
This is terrible.

I was hoping they would get it under control.

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:41 am
by MechCommander
Any info on what caused the explosion that triggered the fire?

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:10 pm
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.

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:26 pm
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!


Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:11 pm
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.

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:03 am
by Harlan
I can’t wait for the post fire report on what happen why the fire could not be control.

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:58 pm
by MechCommander
Well there's is good news the fire is out, but the vessel has listed.

Re: USS Bonhomme Richard

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:27 pm
by MechCommander
Any updates on to the fate of the USS Bonhomme Richard? Can she be saved or will be scrapped?

Re: USS Bonhomme Richard

Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:00 am
by CG2
Still undergoing assessment but they are questioning a sailor under suspicion of setting the fire deliberately.

Re: USS Bonhomme Richard

Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:05 pm
by MechCommander
More likely she would end up scrapped or scuttled. as that fire did Alot of damage to the ship.

Re: USS Bonhomme Richard

Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:57 pm
by MechCommander
I just recently found an update on the ship, it looks like they might scrap her without a replacement.

Re: USS Bonhomme Richard

Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:33 pm
by Brigade Commander
So now a possible arson charge may be coming. No reason noted in the article why the sailor may have committed it.

Re: USS Bonhomme Richard

Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:50 am
by BurtWolf
Amazing how much damage an angry sailor can do- maybe more than an anti ship missile??!