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  • LHD-6 USS Bonhomme Richard

    US US Navy

    1998 to 2020    

    LHD-6 USS Bonhomme Richard


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    MMSI: 368820000
    Flight Deck: 6
    Call Sign: NBHR
    Shipyard: Ingalls Shipbuilding


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    History of US LHD-6 USS Bonhomme Richard

    1995-apr-18Laid down
    2007-jan-26AircraftCalifornia off coast MH-60S 166310 accident
    2013-jul-15DeploymentCoral Sea Talisman Saber 2013
    2014-apr-20DeploymentKRoff Kunsan Part of PHIBRON 11, 31st MEU, SAR operations for the sunken ferry Sewol of the coast of the Republic of Korea
    2015-feb-28NEWS Marine V-22 Osprey Shown to Malaysian Armed Forces
    2015-mar-27NEWS Ospreys land on Korean Amphibious Ship Dokdo
    2015-apr-2 with VMM-262 Ospreys aboard
    2015-jul-7Deployment Talisman Sabre 2015 participated in Exercise Talisman Sabre 15. Flagship for US Expeditionary Strike Group 7.
    2015-jul-15NEWS MV-22 Osprey in Talisman Sabre 2015
    2016-mar-18NEWS USA and South Korea Exercise Ssang Yong 2016
    2017-mayDeploymentJPSasebo Naval Base Departed Sasebo for a 4 month deployment in 7th Fleet area of operations. Returned on 25 Sep.
    2017-sep-19NEWS JPMCAS Futenma 31st MEU Completes Deployment, Returns to Okinawa
    2018-janDeploymentJPSasebo Naval Base US 7th Fleet Relieved as Forward deployed Amphibious Force 7th Fleet flagship at Sasebo by USS Wasp.
    2018-feb-13NEWS THU-Tapao US Marines in Thailand for Cobra Gold 2018
    2018-may-8HomeportNaval Base San Diego Moved to San Diego for a 2-year upgrade for integration of F-35B
    2020-jul-12DeploymentNaval Base San Diego Accident Seriously damaged by fire, following an explosion on board, alongside Pier 2 at San Diego.
    2020-jul-13NEWS USNaval Base San Diego Fire Aboard USS Bonhomme Richard
    2020-dec-01NEWS USS Bonhomme Richard to be Decommissioned
    2021-apr-15Naval Base San Diego departed San Diego under tow, for Texas and possible scrapping.
    2021-may-11passed through Panama Canal, en route Texas.



        from Wasp class
    41180full load (tn)
    257.20length (m)
    33.50beam (m)
    9.10draught (m)
    22max speed (knots)
    70000power (shp)
    2Naval Engine steam turbines
    2Missile Launcher Mk 49 21-cell RAM
    2Missile Launcher Mk 29 8-cell Sea Sparrow
    3Naval Gun Mark 38 25 mm
    3Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm



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