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  • Sailor being investigated for possible connection to fire aboard Navy's USS Bonhomme Richard

    08/27/2020 10:28:09 AM PDT · by bitt · 18 replies ^ | 8/27/2020 | susan katz keating
    The devastating fire burned for four days before being extinguished. A fire that ravaged the USS Bonhomme Richard last month in San Diego may have been the work of an arsonist, a Navy official told Just the News. A sailor is under investigation for the fire that broke out July 12 aboard the amphibious assault ship, ABC 10News first reported on Wednesday. Investigators obtained multiple search warrants for the unidentified sailor's home and property, the TV news outlet reported. The ship caught fire on a Sunday morning while in port for repairs at Naval Base San Diego. While the fire...
  • All Known Fires On USS Bonhomme Richard Have Been Extinguished (Updated)

    07/17/2020 10:05:05 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 26 replies
    The Drive - The War Zone ^ | July 16, 2020 | Tyler Rogoway
    After over four days of frantic firefighting aboard the stricken amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard berthed in San Diego Bay, the U.S. Navy says all the fires aboard have been put out. This great news comes after the ship listed in the opposite direction overnight, forcing the evacuation of the vessel and the pier it is tied up to for a period of time while the situation was assessed. Below is a statement from Rear Admiral Philip E. Sobeck Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group THREE - ESG-3: After four days of firefighting, all known fires have been extinguished aboard USS...
  • Fire aboard Navy's USS Bonhomme Richard extinguished after 4 days, cause still unknown

    07/16/2020 3:01:06 PM PDT · by Coronal · 55 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 16, 2020 | Doha Madani
    A fire that erupted over the weekend on a military ship that was officially extinguished on Thursday, with the cause of the days-long blaze still unknown, according to the Navy. All known fires on the USS Bonhomme Richard have been put out, four days after the flames first erupted on Sunday, Rear Admiral Philip Sobeck, Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group Three said in a statement. The extent of the damage, as well as what started the fire, is still unknown. “This was a Navy team effort. We had support from the air and sea,” Sobeck’s statement said. “Three helicopter squadrons conducted...
  • Firefighters Evacuated From Still Burning USS Bonhomme Richard After It Lists Towards Pier (Updated)

    07/16/2020 10:49:47 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 103 replies
    The Drive ^ | July 16, 2020 | Tyler Rogoway
    uly 15th came and went with little new official information regarding the ongoing fire fighting operations aboard USS Bonhomme Richard. Then, it was announced at around 11 pm local time this evening, that the Navy cleared the ship and the pier of all personnel due to a rapid shift in the vessel's stability. The tweet from Naval Surface Warfare stated the following: Out of an abundance of caution the pier and ship were cleared of personnel due to an initial shift in the ship’s list. Personnel are now pier side. We will continue to monitor as the ship settles. Bonhomme...
  • Fire suppression system was off for maintenance when Navy ship blaze broke out

    07/14/2020 8:16:16 AM PDT · by KC Burke · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/13/2020 | Ellen Mitchell
    The fire suppression system aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard was inoperable Sunday when flames engulfed the ship in San Diego, according to a top Navy official on Monday. The Halon gas system “was not in operation just because it was being worked on” while the amphibious assault ship was undergoing maintenance at the shipyard, said Rear Adm. Philip Sobeck, the commander of Expeditionary Strike Group 3. [snip]
  • At least 17 sailors and four civilians are injured after explosion and 'very serious' fire breaks out during routine maintenance aboard USS Bonhomme Richard at Naval Base San Diego

    07/12/2020 4:45:25 PM PDT · by libstripper · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 12, 2020 | Ariel Zilber & Marlene Lenthang
    At least 21 people including 17 sailors and four civilians were hospitalized with minor injuries on Sunday following a massive fire and explosion on board a Navy ship at Naval Base San Diego that sent billowing plumes of smoke and ash into the sky. 'Seventeen Sailors and four civilians are being treated for non-life threatening injuries at a local hospital,' the US Navy told CNN in a statement. Fire and rescue crews are on the scene responding to the three-alarm fire on the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) (snip). About 200 sailors and officers were on board...
  • Fire continues to rage aboard Navy ship in San Diego

    07/13/2020 2:26:03 PM PDT · by NRx · 200 replies
    ABC News ^ | 07-13-2020 | Staff
    More than 400 sailors are working to put out the massive fire that continues to rage aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard in San Diego and Navy officials are unclear how long the blaze might continue to burn. The fire has brought down the amphibious assault ship's forward mast and caused other damage to the ship's superstructure that rises above its flight deck. "There is a tremendous amount of heat underneath and that's where it's -- it's flashing up -- also forward, closer to the bow again there's a heat source and we're trying to get to that as well," Rear...
  • Explosion Reported as Firefighters Battle Blaze on Navy Ship (USS Bonhomme Richard)

    07/12/2020 11:27:54 AM PDT · by bitt · 322 replies ^ | 7/12/2020
    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...
  • Wreck of the first US ship to defeat the Royal Navy in home waters before she sank in 1779 [tr]

    11/01/2018 6:28:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 1, 2018 | James Wood
    British satellite historians claim to have discovered the true location of an iconic American revolutionary ship which defeated the Royal Navy off the Yorkshire coast. The famous vessel, the USS Bonhomme Richard, was the first US ship to beat the Royal Navy in British waters before she sank on September 24, 1779. The location of the wreck has long been a mystery, but now a British satellite historian from Harrogate claims to have found it. Tim Akers, 60, used pioneering satellite radar techniques alongside British satellite firm Merlin Burrows to track down the buried vessel.
  • US Marine Harrier jets forced to drop unarmed bombs on heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef

    07/20/2013 5:25:04 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 29 replies ^ | 20th July 2013 | Kieran Campbell
    TWO US Marine Corps jets have been forced to drop four unarmed bombs on the Great Barrier Reef. The two AV-8B Harrier jets each dropped two 226kg bombs on the world heritage-listed reef in an emergency jettison during a training mission on Tuesday. The incident came ahead of Exercise Talisman Saber, a biennial training operation between Australian and US forces based at Shoalwater Bay on the central Queensland coast. The dropped bombs had not detonated and a US official has reportedly said the chance of any of them exploding is "extremely remote". A Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority spokeswoman...
  • Cruise Missile Pretenders

    06/30/2010 1:39:43 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 6/29/2010 | The Strategy Page
    An American amphibious ship, the USS Bonhomme Richard, has left California carrying two 1960s Czech jet trainers on its flight deck. These L-29s are 3.2 ton aircraft, rebuilt with American engines. The two L-29s will be used to simulate air-launched cruise missiles attacking American ships. While the original L-29s had a top speed of 655 kilometers an hour, the rebuilt ones with more powerful. J-60 engines, can moves as fast as 800 kilometers an hour. While the L-29s, which are supplied by a civilian contractor, are adequate for simulating the more numerous subsonic Chinese anti-ship missiles, they are obviously not...
  • July 25, 2008 -- At Sea, USS Bonhomme Richard

    08/04/2008 1:15:31 PM PDT · by Clive · 21 replies · 780+ views
    July 25, 2008 - At Sea, USS Bonhomme Richard The "Red Devils" of A Company, 1st Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry gather in front of a CH-53 Delta helicopter for a group photo on the deck of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) maritime exercise in the Hawaiian operating areas. The Red Devils were training alongside the U.S. Marines and are very proud to be referred to as Canadian Marines by the U.S. Marines. The Canadian Army sent a company of soldiers from Edmonton to RIMPAC to further their training for non-combatant evacuation...
  • Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group Returns to San Diego

    11/20/2007 4:05:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 155+ views
    NAVY newsstand ^ | Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Alexia M. Riveracorrea
    SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), USS Denver (LPD 9), and USS Rushmore (LSD 47) returned home Nov. 19, after completing a seven and one-half month deployment in support of the global war on terrorism. While deployed, ships from the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (BHRESG) conducted Maritime Security Operations alongside coalition partners to promote stability in the Persian Gulf. "The primary mission of BHRESG was to complete maritime operations with partner nations such as Australia, Singapore, Kuwait, and others," said Capt. Rod Clark, commander Amphibious Squadron 7. "The deployment overall was a complete success." The BHRESG...
  • Update: Navy Chopper Crashes In Ocean - Navy, Coast Guard Search Called Off; One Dead, Three Missing

    01/26/2007 5:30:06 PM PST · by bd476 · 52 replies · 4,098+ views
    NBC San Diego ^ | 26 January 2007
    <p>SAN DIEGO -- A search is under way about 60 miles south of San Diego out in the sea for what is believed to be a Navy jet that went down.</p> <p>Coast Guard officials told NBC 7/39 that they have sent a helicopter to the area. They also said that three Navy helicopters are also searching that area.</p>
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 5.23.06

    05/23/2006 4:30:43 PM PDT · by GretchenM · 400 replies · 4,178+ views, ^ | Tuesday May 23, 2006 | GretchenM
    President Bush met and held a press conference (text) with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert at the White House. UK Prime Minister Tony Blair will meet with the president on Thursday; one topic they will discuss is Blair's recent trip to Iraq. PM Blair will depart on Friday. Welcome to Sanity Island!
  • Two U.S. Navy Vessels Named Flagships for USS Bon Homme Richard Expedition

    03/14/2006 5:07:14 PM PST · by SandRat · 20 replies · 800+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Lt. j.g. Emelia Spencer
    GROTON, Conn. (NNS) -- The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) were named honorary flagships March 13 for the upcoming search for the remains of the original Bonhomme Richard, which sank in the North Sea in 1779. The search project revolves around one of the most memorable battles of the American Revolution, where John Paul Jones, an American naval hero, uttered his legendary words, “I have not yet begun to fight!” “It’s entirely appropriate that these front-line warships are honorary flagships of the expedition, as they are representative...
  • USS Bonhomme Richard Chases Pirates Away from Fishermen (Navy goes after the Jolly Roger Again!)

    02/22/2005 5:36:21 PM PST · by SandRat · 144 replies · 2,940+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | 02/22/05
    ABOARD USS BONHOMME RICHARD, At Sea (NNS) -- After answering a bridge-to-bridge distress call from a Kuwaiti fisherman Feb. 17, multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (BHR) (LHD 6) chased two pirate boats away from a group of fishing dhows in the Persian Gulf. BHR received the call when a fishing boat was seized by a group of pirates in Boston whalers. Bonhomme Richard made best speed in pursuit of the pirates, chasing them away from the group of dhows. According to BHR Commanding Officer Capt. J. Scott Jones, just the presence of the big deck amphibious ship was...
  • Navy Men At Work

    01/07/2005 3:15:57 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 7 replies · 452+ views
    Powerline ^ | January 03, 2005 | John H. Hinderaker
    Reader Ed McNamara pointed out that the U.S Navy's web site has some excellent, high-resolution photos of the relief work going on in Indonesia, beginning here. The sailors depicted are from the USS Abraham Lincoln, whose work in the province of Aceh we described over the weekend, here. In the photo on the left, the devastated landscape of Aceh is seen from inside a U.S. Navy SH-60F Seahawk helicopter. On the right, Sumatrans gather under a helicopter that is about to drop off food and other supplies; the photo shows the flooding that still exists. Click to enlarge, and check...
  • Political Minefield May Hamper Relief Effort [Help from Marines rejected]

    01/05/2005 10:29:24 AM PST · by Incorrigible · 26 replies · 1,049+ views
    KUTV ^ | 1/5/2005 | ERIC TALMADGE
    Political Minefield May Hamper Relief Effort Marines Find It Hard To Get Boots On The Ground Jan 4, 2005 2:31 pm US/Mountain ABOARD THE USS BONHOMME RICHARD (AP) Down in the hull, everything is ready: There are tractors, trucks and three huge landing craft. There’s water purifying equipment and plastic tarps and wood beams for building temporary shelters. And there are more than 1,300 Marines ready to take it all ashore and get to work helping tsunami survivors. But in the political minefield of southern Asia, getting American boots on the ground is a delicate concept—even for a strictly humanitarian...
  • Tsunami Survivors Mob U.S. Aid Copters

    01/01/2005 1:59:30 PM PST · by Pikamax · 88 replies · 2,731+ views
    AP ^ | 01/01/05 | DENIS D. GRAY
    Tsunami Survivors Mob U.S. Aid Copters 38 minutes ago World - AP Asia By DENIS D. GRAY, Associated Press Writer ABOARD THE USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN - Desperate, homeless villagers on the tsunami-ravaged island of Sumatra mobbed American helicopters carrying aid Saturday as the U.S. military launched its largest operation in the region since the Vietnam War, ferrying food and other emergency relief to survivors across the disaster zone. From dawn until sunset on New Year's Day, 12 Seahawk helicopters shuttled supplies and advance teams from offshore naval vessels while reconnaissance aircraft brought back stark images of wave-wrecked coastal landscapes and...