Navy Charges Sailor with Arson, Hazarding a Vessel in 2020 Bonhomme Richard Fire – USNI News July 29, 2021

I saw this on USNI News – Navy Charges Sailor with Arson, Hazarding a Vessel in 2020 Bonhomme Richard Fire: https://news.usni.org/2021/07/29/navy-charges-bonhomme-richard-sailor-in-devastating-2020-fire-of-amphibious-assault-ship. Longer article. The ship was a total loss.

By: Gidget Fuentes July 29, 2021

This post has been updated with additional details of the sailor accused of starting the fire aboard the former Bonhomme Richard (LHA-6).

The Navy has filed charges against a sailor for allegedly deliberately starting a fire last year that quickly spread and consumed much of the interior of amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), the service announced Thursday.

“The sailor was a member of Bonhomme Richard’s crew at the time and is accused of starting the fire,” Cmdr. Sean Robertson, a U.S. 3rd Fleet spokesperson in San Diego, said in a statement.

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2 Responses to Navy Charges Sailor with Arson, Hazarding a Vessel in 2020 Bonhomme Richard Fire – USNI News July 29, 2021

  1. SLIMJIM says:

    Wow it was arson! That is a terrible action by the sailor

    Like

  2. I agree. Sad it cost the Navy a ship as it was too expensive to repair it.

    Like

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