Ce navire amphibie de la classe « Wasp » a été sérieusement endommagé le 13 juillet dernier lors d’un incendie. Federal Fire Department San Diego and US Navy Sailors continue to fight the fire to save the ship, USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). The amphibious assault ship USS 'Bonhomme Richard' sits pierside at Naval Base San Diego. [24], The day the fire erupted, 17 sailors and four civilians were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries;[25][26] all but five were released by morning of the next day, navy officials said. The fire that broke out on the U.S. Navy amphibious ship USS Bonhomme Richard at a shipyard in San Diego last month caused catastrophic damage to 11 … [22][23] The fire was reported to have started in an area that is normally used to park military trucks while the ship is at sea, but where shipyard workers might have temporarily placed other items including combustible materials. Repairing Fire-Damaged USS Bonhomme Richard Would Likely Take Years, Admiral Says Sailors and Federal Fire San Diego firefighters combat a fire aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) … [28][29], On 16 July, five days after the explosion, the Navy announced that all fires had been extinguished. Navy officials announced Monday that the ship, the suspected target of an arsonist, would be scrapped. The Navy said on Monday that it … He said the firefighting efforts had involved sailors from many ships and units in San Diego, including the helicopter squadron HSC-3, which dropped water on the ship. Navy. Durant ces dernières semaines, deux autres navires ont été victimes d’incendies. [13], During the summer of 2013 Bonhomme Richard participated in Exercise Talisman Sabre 2013. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, Bonhomme Richard launched more than 800 sorties, including 547 combat launches. Beginning 6 December 2004, Bonhomme Richard detached as a supporting unit of Operation Iraqi Freedom and sailed to Sri Lanka to provide support for relief efforts following the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and its subsequent tsunamis. US Navy Photo US Navy Photo This post has been updated with additional historical details. Bon Homme Richard (CV 31), the second ship to bear the name after John Paul Jones’s Revolutionary War Frigate was launched on April 29, 1944 by the New York Navy Yard. Bonhomme Richard played two significant roles in Operation Iraqi Freedom; first, she offloaded more than 1,000 marines and gear from the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines into Kuwait. [10] Cost of replacement was estimated about $4 billion (2020 dollars).[11]. [27] By 14 July the number of injured had risen to 61, as more people were treated for minor injuries, including heat exhaustion and smoke inhalation, the following day. Pilots from Marine Attack Squadron 211 (VMA-211) and VMA-311, embarked aboard Bonhomme Richard, expended more than 175,000 pounds (79,000 kg) of ordnance, providing close air support to the Marines on the ground and during predetermined strikes in Iraq. On dénombre actuellement vingt-et-un blessés parmi les membres d’équipage et les pompiers engagés. The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard’s (LHD 6) heritage committee hosted a celebration Jan. 15, celebrating the 25th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day. [17][18][19], On 8 May 2018 Bonhomme Richard completed her homeport change to San Diego. L'annonce a été faite le 30 novembre (lire ici).Sur l'accident, voir mon post ici.. [35], On 26 August, news outlets reported that a sailor from the ship was being investigated for arson, but no motive had been identified and no one had been charged. From 24 January to 24 July 2000, the ship made the first Western Pacific (WESTPAC) deployment of any U.S. Navy ship in the 2000s as part of Operation Southern Watch. The USS Bonhomme Richard was one of 10 large amphibious ships operated by the U.S. [5] Navy leaders decided to decommission and scrap the ship because repairs were estimated to take up to seven years and cost up to $3.2 billion. The event included a cake cutting ceremony, informational displays and a speech by Chief Electronics Technician Donnielle Clay, a guest speaker of the Bonhomme Richard heritage committee. LHD-6 is the third ship of the United States Navy to bear the name first given by John Paul Jones to his Continental Navy frigate, named in French "Good Man Richard" in honor of Benjamin Franklin, the publisher of Poor Richard's Almanac who at the time served as U.S. ambassador to France. USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) is a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship of the United States Navy commissioned in 1998. NAVAL BASE SAN DIEGO, Calif. – USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) hasn’t moved from the pier-side spot where it caught fire on July 12 and burned … Congressman Murtha's wife, Mrs. Joyce Murtha, served as Ship Sponsor, and christened the ship at Ingalls in May 1997. Bonhomme Richard, formerly Duc de Duras, was a warship in the Continental Navy.She was originally an East Indiaman, a merchant ship built in France for the French East India Company in 1765, for service between France and Asia.