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"Recovery will be long and expensive": the USA decided to write off the burning UDC Bonhomme Richard

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"Recovery will be long and expensive": the USA decided to write off the burning UDC Bonhomme Richard

The versatile landing ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), which suffered significant damage as a result of a fire that broke out on board in July this year, will be withdrawn from the US Navy and decommissioned. This is stated in a press release distributed by the American fleet.


According to the report, the command of the US Navy decided not to restore the Bonhomme Richard UDC due to "significant damage." The Navy estimates that repairing the ship could take five to seven years and cost over $ 3 billion. Such a recovery in the United States was recognized as too long and expensive.

After careful study (of the issue), the Navy decided to write off the USS Bonhomme Richard (...) due to significant damage received during the fire in July

- said in a press release.

It is noted that the fleet considered several options for restoring the UDC, including its re-equipment for use for alternative purposes, but in the end, the restoration of the ship was considered inappropriate.

Recall that the versatile landing ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) caught fire on July 12, while at the naval base in San Diego. The fire was extinguished only on July 16, the ship burned out almost completely. Initially, it was reported that the cause of the fire could be a violation of safety rules during repair (welding) work, later it was reported that this could be deliberate arson. The investigation into this incident is ongoing.
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  1. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 1 December 2020 08: 34
    0
    Intentional violation of safety rules due to laziness smile
    1. Alex777
      Alex777 1 December 2020 11: 03
      0
      Bonhomme Richard demobilized. bully
      Its repair costs like a new ship.
    2. Lionnvrsk
      Lionnvrsk 1 December 2020 12: 47
      +1
      Quote: stock buildbat
      Intentional violation of safety rules due to laziness smile

      You do not understand anything! This is such a tactical move - to burn the ship, so that then a little marathon it and sell it cheaply to the skakuas. And they will pan to the fullest, sail under the bridge and up the Don right up to almost Moscow. repeat
      Well, what? Why not dream! If there is no peremog, then it must be invented. lol
  2. Finches
    Finches 1 December 2020 08: 34
    +5
    Straight balm in the morning from this news!
    1. Alex777
      Alex777 1 December 2020 11: 05
      +2
      Well, after 4 days of fire, it is strange that only now they have decided on the write-off. smile
    2. RealPilot
      RealPilot 1 December 2020 14: 53
      +2
      Great news!

      We are waiting for more fireworks! fellow
      Illegal Latino welders (and there are many in San Diego), welcome aboard!
      And weld with a blowtorch, please, to be more efficient and faster ... tongue

      Well, so that in the morning the welders run out of coconut, and the crocodile is not caught wink
  3. Civil
    Civil 1 December 2020 08: 36
    +3
    Burn, burn clearly ... and so he has 7 more sisterships, and the next generation of UDC like "America" ​​is being produced.
    1. Pereira
      Pereira 1 December 2020 09: 15
      +5
      I also think that I did not burn convincingly enough. It should be repeated.
      1. Alex_You
        Alex_You 1 December 2020 10: 48
        0
        I also think that I did not burn convincingly enough. It should be repeated.

        What's the point? All the same under the write-off.
        1. Pereira
          Pereira 1 December 2020 14: 13
          +1
          Repeat with the next one.
        2. noname1117
          noname1117 2 December 2020 22: 10
          0
          He was one of the last ships of the class, would have served for another 15-20 years. Now it is obvious that the modernization of the UDC will be several years behind the plan.
      2. Alex777
        Alex777 1 December 2020 11: 06
        +4
        With your permission, it burned so well that it must be repeated for an encore! wink
    2. paul3390
      paul3390 1 December 2020 14: 57
      +1
      It is interesting - what will happen if such a vessel is pushed on not by a drunk welder, but, say, Onyx or Granite?
      1. Alex_You
        Alex_You 3 December 2020 01: 16
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        What will happen, but such a conflagration will not be a fact, since the fire extinguishing systems will be active, and sailors really do not like it when ships are on fire in the open sea.
  4. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 1 December 2020 08: 39
    +3
    Another minus one ... of course amers have a lot of ships ... BUT not infinitely many ...
    1. Livonetc
      Livonetc 1 December 2020 08: 45
      +7
      More than enough.
      Moreover, to perform different tasks.
      There is a UDC with an emphasis on expanding the capabilities of the aviation component, up to aircraft with a short takeoff and landing.
      There are docks for landing boats.
      We do not have any UDC or aircraft carriers in service.
      1. Dangerous
        Dangerous 1 December 2020 09: 16
        +9
        Well, okay, we don't have that. It's time to get used to it. The situation with the fleet is reminiscent of our football. It seems that we are constantly waiting for something from the national team, and in the end we are in the middle. Likewise, the fleet - they promised by 2020 frigates and ash trees with 8 units each, but in the end they did not go beyond the 1/8 finals
        1. antivirus
          antivirus 1 December 2020 09: 43
          +1
          the main thing is not victory - the main thing is participation
          and the Strategic Missile Forces - as in hockey - only prize-winning places in the number, quality and accuracy (I'm not talking about the result of destruction-defeat)
        2. Sling cutter
          Sling cutter 1 December 2020 10: 05
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          Quote: Dangerous
          Likewise, the fleet - they promised by 2020 frigates and ash trees with 8 units each, and as a result, they did not pass "beyond the 1/8 finals"

          By 2020, they promised 25 million jobs, an average salary of 1400 and apartments for families of 100 meters.
          And everything is like in the song "Today I asked the doctor at the round-trip:" Why don't we have a key from the ward? Why is there a hole in the head and in the budget? Why instead of tomorrow today is yesterday?»Let the doctor tell us about oil and gas, Who sold them to us, what" man ", Who took away Gazprom and Lukoil from the people. No answer. And on you, in the muscle of the injection! "
      2. Alex777
        Alex777 1 December 2020 11: 09
        +1
        There is a UDC with an emphasis on expanding the capabilities of the aviation component, up to aircraft with a short takeoff and landing.

        Bonhomme Richard was converted into this one for a lot of money and a couple of years. hi
  5. Avior
    Avior 1 December 2020 08: 47
    +3
    main combat weapon - welding machine smile
    1. V1er
      V1er 1 December 2020 09: 02
      0
      Intelligence chief agent - hand welder)
    2. tech3030
      tech3030 1 December 2020 09: 44
      +1
      Combat welding machine!
  6. BISMARCK94
    BISMARCK94 1 December 2020 08: 51
    -1
    So you can still wait and you look the entire us fleet will go to the bottom by itself)
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 1 December 2020 09: 28
      +8
      No. They will replace all this with a plus. Two Americas have already been built.

      Bougainville is under construction.
      In May 2020, construction began on the LHA-9 at Huntington. While unnamed.

      But +4 ships, 2 of them in the version of a light aircraft carrier, 2 in the form of full-fledged UDC of the new generation will definitely be.
      1. BISMARCK94
        BISMARCK94 1 December 2020 09: 32
        +6
        it was sarcasm) and so the pace and volume of construction of the yusei fleet can only be envied
      2. Avior
        Avior 1 December 2020 10: 04
        +2
        he is over 20 years old, but for Wosp he is not quite old, they have not yet been written off.
        Could have served more, the older one would have been written off first. and so will hold.
        1. donavi49
          donavi49 1 December 2020 10: 08
          +3
          Well it is more like Yes. However, the same Elk that was burned in order to be in time for the American football match (or baseball) - was stronger in terms of money and damage to the fleet.
          1. Avior
            Avior 1 December 2020 10: 16
            +1
            in principle, sooner or later the Wasps will be written off, the oldest of them is 9 years older than the burned one, it will simply be held in the navy until America is built, more money will be spent on repairs.
  7. Evil 55
    Evil 55 1 December 2020 09: 15
    -1
    -1 in favor of Russia and China ...
  8. Graz
    Graz 1 December 2020 09: 33
    0
    minus one, keep it up! crying
  9. Graz
    Graz 1 December 2020 09: 39
    0
    well, not the last drinks
  10. antivirus
    antivirus 1 December 2020 09: 41
    0
    to sell our seafarers for a light aircraft carrier - what a joy it would be!
    I don’t mind any money, if only you feel good.

    that it could have been deliberate arson. The investigation into this incident is ongoing.

    - ISIS is back
  11. zwlad
    zwlad 1 December 2020 09: 45
    0
    We must already reward something tovarischa Mexican for the destruction of an enemy combat unit!
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  13. Pavel57
    Pavel57 1 December 2020 11: 04
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    The main thing is not our UDC.
  14. Laksamana besar
    Laksamana besar 1 December 2020 11: 04
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    I thought so, the fire was not sickly.
  15. Incvizitor
    Incvizitor 2 December 2020 03: 38
    0
    How expensive is that? You have a lot of unfinished slaves, order them unfastened for everything.
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