Forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) celebrated its 17th birthday August 15.
Bonhomme Richard is the third commissioned ship to bear the storied name USS Bonhomme Richard.
The ship is named after the aged revolutionary war ship on loan from the King of France which Captain John Paul Jones sailed into history.
That name and its history lives on today in the modern forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) forward-deployed to Sasebo, Japan.
Today’s modern Bonhomme Richard was commissioned August 15th, 1998, in Pensacola, Florida.
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