More than 60 sailors and civilians have been treated for … UPDATE: 3:05 p.m., July 17, 2020: The fate of the USS Bonhomme Richard, charred and crippled following a four-day fire that tore through the warship at … Sections of the Bonhomme Richard's flight deck are warped and bulging … The amphibious assault ship USS 'Bonhomme Richard' sits pierside at Naval Base San Diego. Saving USS Bonhomme Richard: Powerful pictures capture brave work of firefighters trying to put out warship fire at Naval Base San Diego as temperatures hit 1,000F . The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship was docked in San Diego when a fire broke out on July 12.It took five days to extinguish the inferno. Navy Officials Fear USS Bonhomme Richard Fire Has Damaged It Beyond Repair Amphibious assault ship one of the few in U.S. fleet that can launch F-35 operations … Like the previous five Wasp-class ships, Bonhomme Richard is designed to embark, deploy and land elements of a Marine landing force in amphibious assault operations by helicopter, landing craft and amphibious vehicle, and if needed, to act as a light aircraft carrier. The USS Bonhomme Richard has been homeported at Naval Base San Diego since its last deployment in spring 2018, when it returned from a six-year port switch to Sasebo, Japan. WASHINGTON — The USS Bonhomme Richard will not return to sea after the Navy determined that the damage it sustained from a fire in July … U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Jason Waite . USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) is a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship of the United States Navy commissioned in 1998. The USS Bonhomme Richard, an amphibious assault ship, burned for more than four days in July and was the Navy's worst U.S. warship fire outside of combat in recent memory. The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship was docked in San Diego when a fire broke out on July 12.It took five days to extinguish the inferno. The damage to the Bonhomme Richard surely will cost more than $450 million to repair. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday, right, walks through the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) on July 17, 2020, to assess fire damage. San Diego -- The USS Bonhomme Richard has extensive structural, electrical and mechanical damage, a top naval chief said Friday after walking … Even if the ship is saved, it will be out of action for an extended period of … Some of these, involving how the fire started and how it spread, are … A week after the burning of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), many questions remain. Arson is suspected as the cause of a July 12 fire that left extensive damage to the USS Bonhomme Richard docked off San Diego, and a U.S. Navy sailor was being questioned as … The USS Bonhomme Richard continued to burn Tuesday at its pier in San Diego, but the Navy reported progress in protecting its massive fuel tanks. A top U.S. Navy official who toured the USS Bonhomme Richard on Friday called the damage from the recent days-long fire aboard the warship "extensive" and … … The U.S. Navy announced Monday it will decommission, rather than repair or repurpose, the USS Bonhomme Richard because of extensive damage from a fire while the vessel was in port. USS Bonhomme Richard, its fate uncertain, would be one of largest ships Navy has lost outside of combat. Sailors aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard don firefighting equipment to help combat the fire last Sunday. WASHINGTON – After thorough consideration, the Navy has decided to decommission USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, due to the extensive damage sustained during the July fire. Gina Harkins. Fire Damage to USS Bonhomme Richard Extensive, Navy's Top Admiral Says. Flames and flooding from a four-day firefight on a Navy amphibious assault ship left 11 of the vessel's 14 decks damaged, the service's top officer told other senior leaders this week. USS Bonhomme Richard Ablaze. “Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) is commencing work to remove the aft mast aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6). Read full article. The Navy's top officer says that the fires that burned for four days on the Wasp class amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard last week left 11 of its 14 decks damaged … “Following an extensive material assessment in which various […] Firefighting efforts continued Tuesday morning on the USS Bonhomme Richard as the three-alarm fire raging aboard the battleship docked in California continued to burn; More than 160 people had been aboard the USS Bonhomme … Eight Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) were meritoriously advanced to the next pay grade during a promotion … As USNI News notes: “Between December 1941 and September 1945, over 350 U.S. Navy warships and patrol craft were sunk or damaged beyond repair. The U.S. Navy on Monday announced it will decommission the USS Bonhomme Richard, the warship that caught fire and burned for days this summer at … The July fire on board the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) offers the Navy and the nation’s shipyards a valuable opportunity they have not had the since the end of World War II—the chance to repair a capital ship that has suffered catastrophic damage. The U.S. Navy has announced the USS Bonhomme Richard, a large deck amphibious warship that was severely damaged last summer in a catastrophic fire, won't be … The fire compromised the structural integrity of the aft mast, located above the ship’s superstructure. After thorough consideration, the Navy has decided to decommission USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, due to the extensive damage sustained during the July fire. July 23, 2020, 8:20 AM . The U.S. Navy announced Monday it will decommission, rather than repair or repurpose, the USS Bonhomme Richard because of extensive damage from a fire while the vessel was in port. Jeff … Smoke rises from the USS Bonhomme Richard at Naval Base San Diego in San Diego, after an explosion and fire onboard the ship In this July 12, … The USS Bonhomme Richard burned for more than four days in July and was the Navy’s worst U.S. warship fire outside of combat in recent memory. “We did not come to this decision lightly,” said Secretary of the Navy Kenneth J. Braithwaite. PICTURED: Inside the charred amphibious warship HSS Bonhomme Richard after a fire tore through the 844-foot vessel for more than four days off San Diego harbor, leaving 'extensive' damage On July 12, an explosion rocked the USS Bonhomme Richard, touching off a fire that raged for four days, gutting the amphibious assault ship. Smoke rises from the USS Bonhomme Richard at Naval Base San Diego Sunday, July 12, 2020, in San Diego after an explosion and fire Sunday on board the ship at Naval Base San Diego. The U.S. Navy announced Monday it will decommission, rather than repair or repurpose, the USS Bonhomme Richard because of extensive damage from a … To rebuild and repair the 22-year-old Gator-Freighter would have cost between $2.5 and $3.2 billion, and would have taken up to seven years, he said.