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Re: Explosion Reported in USS Bonhomme Richard
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2020, 07:22:13 AM »
Here's a good post on it on CDR Salamander's blog.  I agree with him, the vessel is a complete loss.  The investigation's report will be  interesting reading.
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Re: Explosion Reported in USS Bonhomme Richard
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2020, 09:15:48 AM »
He is right about the Navys overconfidence in their firefighting abilities.  Coming from an oil drilling family I have several examples of how differently the off shore oil platform damage control parties operate than the navy.  Its not an apples to apples comparison but overconfidence from the navy when they sent observers to watch oil drills was a common complaint.  The oil platforms have dealt with pretty massive fires and damage and many more that were prevented or mitigated by heroic efforts.  They have actual more hands on experience than the navy right now and better procedures and equipment.

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Re: Explosion Reported in USS Bonhomme Richard
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2020, 10:01:56 AM »
A horribly expensive loss.

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« Last Edit: July 31, 2020, 03:06:40 PM by steve58 »
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Re: Explosion Reported in USS Bonhomme Richard
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2020, 03:19:20 PM »
Very sad. Hopefully she will sail again someday.
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Re: Explosion Reported in USS Bonhomme Richard
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2020, 03:22:25 PM »
Guess it will take a while to determine how this happened.

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Re: Explosion Reported in USS Bonhomme Richard
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2020, 11:29:08 AM »
The Navy has decided there was too much damage and it would be too costly to repair, so will decommission her. :(

https://news.usni.org/2020/11/30/navy-will-scrap-uss-bonhomme-richard

Also, it sounds like the investigations into how the fires started are still on going.
« Last Edit: December 01, 2020, 11:33:21 AM by steve58 »
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Re: Explosion Reported in USS Bonhomme Richard
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2021, 07:05:17 PM »
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.   Thomas Jefferson

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.   George Orwell

If you ever find yourself in need of a safe space then you’re probably going to have to stop calling yourself a social justice warrior. You cannot be a warrior and a pansy at the same time.   Mike Adams (RIP Mike)

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Re: Explosion Reported in USS Bonhomme Richard
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2021, 08:45:36 PM »
That is sad. Keelhauling's too good for that guy, or girl, and I don't even know what that is.  :knuppel2:
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Re: Explosion Reported in USS Bonhomme Richard
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2021, 07:41:37 AM »
The one thing I would say about this, both as a Surface Warfare Officer and as a former prosecutor is to wait for the evidence.  As the earlier USS Iowa turret explosion investigation demonstrated, the USN is not above throwing innocent sailors under the bus.  I am not saying that  this is the case with regard to the USS Bonhomme Richard.  I'm simply saying to wait for the evidence and evaluate the case based on it.
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Re: Explosion Reported in USS Bonhomme Richard
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2021, 08:38:51 AM »
If true (the accusation, that is), then... >:(

Not a squid or even squid-adjacent, but that's a brother branch getting grief and I don't cotton too much to that.


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Re: Explosion Reported in USS Bonhomme Richard
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2021, 08:43:55 AM »
Just reading that it was only one person involved makes me stop for a second. The fire was so devastating that it basically rendered the ship a total loss. One person is capable of doing such damage?
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