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LHD-6 USS Bonhomme Richard

US US Navy

LHD-6 USS Bonhomme Richard

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


History of US USS Bonhomme Richard LHD-6

1995-apr-18Laid downLaid down
2007-jan-26AircraftAircraft California off coast MH-60S 166310 accident
2013-jul-15DeploymentDeployment Coral Sea Talisman Saber 2013
2014-apr-20DeploymentDeployment KR off 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-02 with VMM-262 Ospreys aboard
2015-jul-07DeploymentDeployment 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-mayDeploymentDeployment JP Sasebo Naval Base Departed Sasebo for a 4 month deployment in 7th Fleet area of operations. Returned on 25 Sep.
2017-sep-19NEWSJPMCAS Futenma 31st MEU Completes Deployment, Returns to Okinawa
2018-janDeploymentDeployment JP Sasebo Naval Base US 7th Fleet Relieved as Forward deployed Amphibious Force 7th Fleet flagship at Sasebo by USS Wasp.
2018-feb-13NEWSTHU-Tapao US Marines in Thailand for Cobra Gold 2018
2018-may-08HomeportHomeport Naval Base San Diego Moved to San Diego for a 2-year upgrade for integration of F-35B
2020-jul-12DeploymentDeployment Naval Base San Diego Accident Seriously damaged by fire, following an explosion on board, alongside Pier 2 at San Diego.
2020-jul-13NEWSUSNaval Base San Diego Fire Aboard USS Bonhomme Richard
2020-dec-01NEWS USS Bonhomme Richard to be Decommissioned
2021-apr-15 Naval Base San Diego departed San Diego under tow, for Texas and possible scrapping.
2021-may-11 passed through Panama Canal, en route Texas.

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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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