USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6)
Wasp-class amphibious assault ship
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USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) is a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship of the United States Navy commissioned in 1998 as the sixth ship of her class. She is the third ship of the United States Navy to bear the name. She was named in honor of John Paul Jones' famous frigate, which he had named in French "Good Man Richard", in honor of Benjamin Franklin, the U.S. Ambassador to France at the time; "Richard" is derived from Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanac.
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Fire extinguished aboard USS Bonhomme Richard after raging for 4 daysFirefighters extinguished the blaze that had raged aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard at its pier in San Diego for four days.
Blaze continues to rage on USS Bonhomme Richard nearly 24 hours after the fire; nearly 60 injuredThe Navy's USS Bonhomme Richard continued to burn in San Diego on Monday and nearly 60 sailors and firefighter have been injured.
Multiple sailors injured during fire on USS Bonhomme Richard at Naval Base San DiegoAn amphibious assault ship caught fire after an explosion at Naval Base San Diego, injuring 18 sailors and filling the skies with dark smoke.
Explosion, fire on USS Bonhomme Richard sends 18 sailors to hospital, fills San Diego skies with dark smokeAn amphibious assault ship caught fire on Sunday at Naval Base San Diego, injuring 18 sailors and filling the skies with smoke, officials said.
Aerials show ship ablaze at Naval Base San DiegoAt least one person was treated for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out Sunday on board a ship at Naval Base San Diego. Military officials said the blaze was reported shortly before 9 a.m. on USS..