Naval Warfare

PREMIUM: ‘Extraordinarily expensive’ outcome for USN as USS Bonhomme Richard to be decommissioned

1st December 2020 - 17:30 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London

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The USN has declared a second major naval platform loss due to fire damage in less than a decade, after the decision was taken to decommission the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard

Naval shipyards are busy, complex environments to work in, both for service personnel as well the thousands of civilians that work to sustain surface and subsurface platforms and keep them ready for deployment. Navies of every description have on occasion suffered due to industrial incidents or accidents that have had ...

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