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In the USA, it was decided to write off and cut into metal the victim of the fire UDC Bonhomme Richard

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The information that the US Navy still decided to abandon the restoration of the Bonhomme Richard ship was confirmed. It is a versatile Wasp-class amphibious assault ship that has been in service with the US Navy since the late 1990s. Significant damage to the ship was inflicted in July last year, when repairs were carried out on board in the home port of San Diego and a fire broke out along the way. The total number of those who received burns, smoke poisoning and bodily harm as a result of the emergency on board the Bonhomme Richard was 63 people - 23 civilians, the rest - naval sailors. 11 of the 14 compartments of the ship were damaged.


US Navy Regional Maintenance Center Commander Rear Admiral Eric Ver Hage:

We came to the conclusion that about 60% of the ship needs to be replaced completely. Only this would allow him to return to duty. But for this we need from 2,5 to 3,2 billion dollars and up to seven years of work. Of course, no one will go for it.

According to the rear admiral, it was in connection with this that the UDC Bonhomme Richard suffered from the fire and it was decided to withdraw from the fleet.

Eric Ver Hage:

The subsequent dismantling of the ship will cost about $ 30 million. And this dismantling work will take a maximum of a year. We decided to stick with this option.

Thus, after the decommissioning ceremony, which will take place on April 14, the ship is planned to be cut into metal.



US Navy spokesman Nicole Schwegman:

Currently, only a small part of the crew remains on board the USS Bonhomme Richard. The sailors will remain there until the ship is officially decommissioned. The rest of the crew has already been transferred to other duty stations.
Photos used:
Facebook / USS Bonhomme Richard
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  1. abrakadabre
    abrakadabre April 13 2021 16: 10
    +8
    Well repaired ... It would always be like that.
    1. Cananecat
      Cananecat April 13 2021 17: 16
      -2
      Quote: abrakadabre
      It would always be so.

      It seems that in one small unfinished place in the Crimea region, they would find a use for it. ))
      1. Pereira
        Pereira April 13 2021 17: 36
        +1
        Sold to China?
  2. knn54
    knn54 April 13 2021 16: 14
    +5
    Before Pzhar, it underwent modernization and was able to receive the F-35. The cost of the work was about 250 million (!) Dollars.
    Ends in the water?
    1. lucul
      lucul April 13 2021 16: 49
      0
      Before Pzhar, it underwent modernization and was able to receive the F-35. The cost of the work was about 250 million (!) Dollars.
      Ends in the water?

      And there is . It looks like schemes with bright faces work the same in all countries.))))
    2. Konstantin Gogolev
      Konstantin Gogolev April 13 2021 16: 50
      +5
      Hardly, rather just rotozy.
      I remember that they somehow have one painter purposefully burned "Miami".
      [b] [The fire on the afternoon of 23 May 2012 was caused by the civilian painter Casey Fury, who decided to leave work early that day. Fury was arrested and subsequently sentenced to 17 years in prison with a $ 400 million fine, and the fire had to be extinguished for 12 hours with the involvement of more than XNUMX firefighters. During the extinguishing, seven people were injured, including a firefighter who broke his ribs when falling into an open hatch.

      By the way, the friend translated an English-language article in the comments and this is what it says about the reason: He took medication for depression and anxiety, told investigators that he lit a fire in order to leave work (not in the sense of quitting, but in the sense of going home :)) / b ]
      1. Pereira
        Pereira April 13 2021 17: 38
        0
        Curious how many millions he has already paid out?
    3. Ratmir_Ryazan
      Ratmir_Ryazan April 13 2021 17: 16
      +6
      250 million dollars for the US budget is nothing at all, the cost of 3 fighters.

      This is a banal negligence, it happens in our country and not so rarely as we would like.
      1. Vladimir_2U
        Vladimir_2U April 14 2021 03: 54
        +1
        Quote: Ratmir_Ryazan
        This is a banal negligence, it happens with us and not as rarely as we would like.
        Only about the fire on the "Kuza" was howling up to heaven, and then I learn only on VO.
  3. Thrifty
    Thrifty April 13 2021 16: 21
    0
    More often such "repair work" would be true, you see, and without the fleet the Yankees would have remained in time.
    1. ROSS_51
      ROSS_51 April 13 2021 23: 15
      +1
      Quote: Thrifty
      More often such "repair work" would be true, you see, and without the fleet the Yankees would have remained in time.

      Do not stay .. They have enough capacity for 5 cruisers at the same time at one shipyard to build .. And money, of course ..
  4. Magic archer
    Magic archer April 13 2021 16: 36
    +4
    The squad will not notice the loss of a soldier ... Unfortunately
    1. Barberry25
      Barberry25 April 13 2021 18: 31
      0
      will notice, but pretend that this is how it should be
  5. Bradley
    Bradley April 13 2021 16: 40
    -1
    How did they start the fire? Well, what happened? Did you drink with the girls, jump over the fire on a bet?
    1. Konstantin Gogolev
      Konstantin Gogolev April 13 2021 16: 54
      -1
      How, how. They filled up corn and made an application to Guinness - that's the record for popcorn. Exceptional Nation - Exceptional Records.
    2. abrakadabre
      abrakadabre April 13 2021 18: 41
      +1
      How did they start the fire? Well, what happened? Did you drink with the girls, jump over the fire on a bet?
      Official version: welding.
      1. Bradley
        Bradley April 13 2021 18: 47
        0
        Official version: welding.

        This means that the debris was with fuels and lubricants during welding. The welder is welded for life.
  6. APASUS
    APASUS April 13 2021 16: 42
    0
    With such a budget, repair work is not advisable ...............
  7. NF68
    NF68 April 13 2021 16: 59
    +3
    I wish the Americans not to stop there.
  8. Alexander X
    Alexander X April 13 2021 17: 34
    +1
    More often and more. Only this can I wish the world gendarme.
  9. donavi49
    donavi49 April 13 2021 18: 13
    +3
    By the way, in the worst China, the largest warship of national construction was launched.

    Yushan - more than 10 tons, 000 meters, two 153-meter high-speed tank landing boats in the dock chamber, a hangar for 36 helicopters.



    The speed is noteworthy - a new ship, a new project was laid down on June 10, 2020. We even build Rook longer ...



    Other distinctive features include a strong composition of weapons - Melara + Phalangs in the base. 8 seats for assembling their national CD with a range of 400 km or anti-ship missiles. Two seats for RIM-116 - which will be purchased later.
  10. dgonni
    dgonni April 13 2021 19: 10
    0
    Great job! To be able to record losses and to be timely in this plan!
  11. mu1972
    mu1972 April 13 2021 22: 31
    0
    how lovely))
  12. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 April 13 2021 23: 22
    0
    Take me as a welder, well, an extreme case, a gas cutter! I will cut all the power of projection of democracy, in the person of AUG. I will not be ashamed! The US Navy, this cannot be taken away from them, a lot!
  13. SVD68
    SVD68 April 14 2021 06: 01
    +1
    And here we are arguing whether to build aircraft carriers or not. We need to open schools for welders in the United States! :)
  14. Olechca
    Olechca April 14 2021 07: 43
    +1
    Half a year ago it was already known about this
  15. Evgenijus
    Evgenijus 7 May 2021 20: 57
    0
    Interrogate Boshirov and Petrov. Or present it for a reward. Saved one Onyx ...
  16. Nikolai Redko
    Nikolai Redko 15 May 2021 19: 50
    0
    An absolutely rational solution. It burned well, for a long time, it burned down a LOT. And what to suffer for three years with the repair, during the same time you can build a new one, if there is a need. But it seems to me that the peninsula's fleet is oversized in quantitative terms, so one vessel more / less - no tactical difference.