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    Looks like we just lost a carrier

    USS Bon Homme Richard, docked in San Diego for a two year refit, began burning yesterday morning. By evening the fire spread throughout the vessel, even reaching the bridge (pic attached). She continued burning through the night. At some point the flight deck collapsed and, a few hours ago, the fire was declared a Class D, which I understand means the a actual metal of the ship is burning. Not good.

    From latest Naval presser- 1) Fire still burning in at least two points; 2) 400 Navy personnel assigned to fire fighting; and 3)
    Fire started in the well deck in the area of some construction and building material.

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    ˇÓrale, vato!

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    Saw that coming back from the vet this morning. I didn't realize it was that bad, but knew burning for 24 hours was bad news.
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    not a carrier but an amphibious assault ship

    shitty deal nonetheless.
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    So, I see the boom around it already. Do they do anything more to try and prevent the flames from getting to the fuel, or preventing the fuel from leaking into the surrounding area? Stupid question but really curious.

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    terrible event, relief that no deaths at this point but alot injured from what I read.

    the ship is literally toast. i just dont see it coming back from this.

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    That is terrible, but pretty meaningless from a national defense perspective: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aircra...ational_fleets

    The U.S. Navy has the largest carriers in the world, and currently has eleven in service. The UK has two 65,000-tonne STOVL carriers in active service. China has two STOBAR carriers in service. The navies of France, India, and Russia each operate a single medium-sized fleet carrier. The US has nine similarly sized Amphibious Warfare Ships. There are three small light carriers in use capable of operating both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters, Italy operates two, and Spain one.

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    If the Japanese attack, we're fucked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norseman View Post
    not a carrier but an amphibious assault ship .
    At least nobody got killed or hurt?

    My dad served on one of these in WWII, they never got fired on and never seen any action

    except in the ports and bars of SE Asia
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    https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/fire-n...iego-1.5647005

    21 with minor injuries, 17 sailors & 4 contractors



    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    If the Japanese attack, we're fucked.
    was it over when the Germans bombed pearl harbour ?
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    Damn! The overhaul was almost done (scheduled May completion) at a little over $200MM. https://www.upi.com/Defense-News/201...9601536325239/

    Apparently there's about 1MM gallons of fuel aboard. That has the potential to seriously suck.


    Quote Originally Posted by liv2ski View Post
    Saw that coming back from the vet this morning. I didn't realize it was that bad, but knew burning for 24 hours was bad news.
    I was thinking about you. You're very. very close to this. Some peeps in Encinitas told be that they awakended to the smell of electrical fire.
    ˇÓrale, vato!

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    Iran. Payback for the “random” explosions that have been occurring recently at their military and nuclear facilities.

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    I heard it was the chinese and 5G
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    I saw some speculation online that a contractor might have caused this - hatches left open for water or compressor lines, flammable materials near where someone was welding, etc. If so, that will be a fun conversation to have with their insurance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    I heard it was the chinese and 5G
    Aaaaah, bomb in the Chinese food order. Very sneaky those guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    I heard it was the chinese and 5G
    No, no, the Russians paid the Taliban a juicy bounty for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan_pdx View Post
    I saw some speculation online that a contractor might have caused this - hatches left open for water or compressor lines, flammable materials near where someone was welding, etc. If so, that will be a fun conversation to have with their insurance.
    Having no idea what's going on with this that was my first thought when the OP said in a construction area. That contractor is having a bad day for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gravitylover View Post
    Having no idea what's going on with this that was my first thought when the OP said in a construction area. That contractor is having a bad day for sure.
    If it is Halliburton doing the contract work, they should be fine, and will actually make money off this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    The UK has two 65,000-tonne STOVL carriers in active service.
    I don't think either of them is yet in active service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toadman View Post
    If it is Halliburton doing the contract work, they should be fine, and will actually make money off this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dan_pdx View Post
    If so, that will be a fun conversation to have with their insurance.
    Probably their insurer already wrote the check for policy limits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RootSkier View Post
    Probably their insurer already wrote the check for policy limits.
    Really? I would have guessed that right now they're working hard to find a way to deny the claim.

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    Maybe they shouldn't have hired the contractor that was rehabbing Notre Dame.

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    What?!?!? GD is doing Notre Dame because ...... of their historical success with other flammable religious artifacts?????
    The fire was sooooooo predictable.

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    Probably a big uncontrollable flare up of STDs from Fleet Week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan_pdx View Post
    I saw some speculation online that a contractor might have caused this - hatches left open for water or compressor lines, flammable materials near where someone was welding, etc. If so, that will be a fun conversation to have with their insurance.
    I mean, it's still on fire....so who knows?
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