Not good. On 12 July there was a fire aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Some sailors have been hospitalized.
— Naval Surface Forces (@SurfaceWarriors) July 12, 2020
I’ve written about the Bonhomme Richard! HERE A predecessor.
The Bonhomme Richard was originally a “hulk” ship in which priests were imprisoned during the French Revolution, including the “Martyrs of Rochefort”.
I also wrote about Bonhomme Richard HERE. It’s an old post from 2006 with formatting problems after we revamped the blog. But it’s readable. In 1779 John Paul Jones commanded the Bonhomme Richard, named after Benjamin Franklin’s “Poor Richard”. There was a famous battle with HMS Serapis, resulting in one of the most famous lines of naval warfare.
Pray for those injured today.