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USS Bonhomme Richard – FIRE! And her forerunners on this blog.

Not good. On 12 July there was a fire aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Some sailors have been hospitalized. https://t.co/v2c9T7z09S pic.twitter.com/0hdDCnsX5T — Naval Surface Forces (@SurfaceWarriors) July 12, 2020 I’ve written about the Bonhomme Richard!    HERE  A predecessor. … Continue reading

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6th Sunday of Ordinary Time: Post Communion

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Captain Pearson, seeing the flag fall, called out to Captain Jones, “Have you struck your Colors, Sir?” Resoundingly, John Paul Jones exclaimed, “Struck Sir? I have not yet begun to fight!” Emboldened, the dying Bonhomme Richard delivered decisive blows from all sides and aloft: Jones had sent 40 marines into the rigging with grenades and muskets. Her crew decimated, Serapis struck her own Colors at 2300h. Sadly, the badly holed Bonhomme Richard went to her watery rest at 1100h on 24 September 1779. Jones commandeered Serapis and repaired to The Texel in Holland for repairs. Continue reading

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