Skip to comments.Explosion Reported as Firefighters Battle Blaze on Navy Ship (USS Bonhomme Richard)
Posted on 07/12/2020 11:27:54 AM PDT by bitt
An explosion erupted as a roaring blaze was reported on a military assault ship at Naval Base San Diego Sunday morning, according to authorities.
Plumes of smoke arose from USS Bonhomme Richard as firefighters battled the three-alarm blaze on the 3400 block on Senn St. The vessel is an amphibious assault ship homeported in San Diego, according to Krishna Jackson of Naval Base San Diego.
The ship had undergone a regular maintenance cycle before the fire was reported, Jackson said. Crew members typically are aboard the ship on weekends, but there are fewer than on weekdays.
Several sailors are being treated for injuries, according to the San Diego Fire Department. The extent of their injuries is unclear and authorities did not say how many sailors were injured.
It is unclear what sparked the fire.
Prayers up for our sailors.
Is this fire happening, post dry dock or maintenance?
It is unclear what sparked the fire.
If it were BLM or Antifa, would they tell us? Probably not.
Reports that ship is being evacuated:
These days, I doubt anything is just an *accident*.
Coincidentally, the USS Roosevelt returned to North Island just a few days ago.
In 1765, a 900-ton merchant vessel, DUC DE DURAS, was built in France for the East India Company. The ship was used for trading between France and the Orient. Ten years later, the ship would play a historic role in America's fight for independence.
As the Revolutionary War raged on in the Colonies, the newly founded Continental Congress began gathering a small navy. By cutting down the English war efforts in North America this became immediate success. Those successes prompted the Continental Congress to send Benjamin Franklin, as an Ambassador in 1777, to advise the French Court and garner more European support efforts for the American war. In 1779, the King of France donated to the American cause the DUC DE DURAS,
On February 4, 1779, the Continental Congress placed this fleet under the command of the Captain John Paul Jones. Swiftly, Jones refitted the DUC DE DURAS increasing her firepower to 20 guns a side, and renamed her BONHOMME RICHARD; in honor of both America and France.
Captain John Paul Jones chose the Pen Name of Benjamin Franklin, the Ambassador to France, and author of "Poor Richard's Almanac." This early 18th century journal urged men to seek out roles in the public sphere and shape their own destinies. Clearly, his journal helped forge the will that resulted in the American Revolution.
From the new camera angle they have, it appears that more than 50% of the ship is on belching smoke.
Being a sailor, we called that ship, the “Bonnie Dick”
Praying for you.
Usually happens when some half-assed welder gets careless
Sounds like the firefighters are giving up.
The ship had undergone a regular maintenance cycle before the fire was reported,
Literally the FOURTH sentence in the posted excerpt.
It may be labelled as an accident whether it really was and especially if it was not.
Who is charge of the Navy? What did they do, run all the CPO’s off and hope for the best? Idiots
That video is bad.
Looks like a lot of heat inside, that has to be doing very serious structural damage
What could have been the explosion? Were they in dry dock?
In the yard’s dry-dock, we had everything off-loaded that could cause an explosion, even flammable gases were piped in from hoses off the ship for use by welders and cutters. All we had was inert gas tanks.
The only way I can even think of this happening was if the ship was parked at the yards but not in dry-dock for a more minor ship yard work.
I don’t see evidence of ship fire/damage control. Just a few firefighting boats.
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