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US Navy Charges Sailor With Setting Fire That Gutted Amphibious Assault Ship in San Diego Harbor


by – July 30, 2021

After a misfired rocket set off a 1967 blaze on the carrier USS Forrestal that killed 134 sailors, the US Navy revised its firefighting practices, including wider training on how to fight fires, and changed its weapons storage procedures.

The US Navy has announced that a sailor will soon be charged with starting the fire that damaged the USS Bonhomme Richard beyond repair as it sat anchored in San Diego harbor last year. The blaze was the worst on board a naval vessel at peacetime in more than a century.

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