Author Topic: Navy to scrap fire-ravaged USS Bonhomme Richard over $3+ billion repair estimate  (Read 218 times)

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Offline Elderberry

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American Military News by  Laura Widener  November 30, 2020

The U.S. Navy decided on Monday to scrap amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) after suffering catastrophic damage in a fire back in July.

The Navy determined after a damage assessment that restoring the warship would cost more than $3 billion and five-to-seven years to complete. The Navy also determined it would cost more than $1 billion to repurpose the ship for other uses such as a hospital ship, and that amount would exceed the cost of a newly constructed ship.

USS Bonhomme Richard cost $761 million to build, according to the Federation of American Scientists.

“We did not come to this decision lightly,” said Secretary of the Navy Kenneth J. Braithwaite. “Following an extensive material assessment in which various courses of action were considered and evaluated, we came to the conclusion that it is not fiscally responsible to restore her.

The Navy did not say when decommissioning will take place, and noted that the details are still to be determined. The ship’s undamaged systems and components will be removed and used in other ships.


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I hope they put that bleep seaman that started the fire under Leavenworth.
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