Navy Charges Sailor for Fire That Destroyed Warship

On July 12, 2020, the USS Bonhomme Richard caught fire.

The ship was docked at Naval Base San Diego at the time, and the fire was considered the worst fire on a warship outside of combat at the time.

Late Thursday, it was announced that a US sailor is being charged for starting the fire.

Charges Imminent, Court Martial Probable

The explosion and resulting fire resulted in roughly a dozen injuries at the time.

After a full investigation, it was discovered that a sailor aboard the ship was allegedly responsible for the fire.

Restoration of the ship would have cost upwards of $3 billion, so the amphibious assault ship was decommissioned instead.

When the decision was made to take the ship out of commission, then-Secretary of the Navy Kenneth Braithwaite stated, “We did not come to this decision lightly.

“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.”

Navy spokesperson Cmdr. Sean Robertson stated, “Evidence collected during the investigation is sufficient to direct a preliminary hearing in accordance with due process under the military justice system.”

Vice Adm. Steve Koehler, commander of the U.S. Third Fleet, is also reportedly considering a full court-martial in the case.

Source: Fox News

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    bless your heart!”……….. 𝐖𝐰𝐰.𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐚𝟏.𝐜𝐟

    1. All that will be presented at the Court Martial! Whatever his flimsy “excuse”, the $3B loss of a Capital Ship and potential lives lost is immeasurable!!!!

  2. Brings back memories; in the mid-70s I was stationed on the USS Blue Ridge & we were tied up in San Diego when one of the crew members started a fire that he was going to put out and be the hero. Except he didn’t get there in time and it caused extensive damage. The fire was near the diesel storage so they were going to tow it out in the harbor if they couldn’t get it out. They did so we did a lot of cleanup and repair after that. They flew the Marine off in a helicopter and we never saw him again. So this story is kind of a flashback for me.

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