Navy charges sailor with setting fire that destroyed USS Bonhomme Richard

Navy charges sailor with setting fire that destroyed USS Bonhomme Richard
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6). ABC News video

[Ed. – Sadly, not surprising.]

The Navy said it is bringing arson charges against a sailor in last July’s four-day fire on the USS Bonhomme Richard that ended up destroying the amphibious assault ship.

On Thursday, the Navy announced it would charge the sailor “in response to evidence found during the criminal investigation” into the fire, which started on the Bonhomme Richard on July 12, U.S. 3rd Fleet spokesperson Cmdr. Sean Robertson said in a statement. …

The Navy did not name the sailor, but said the individual was a member of the ship’s crew at the time. The fire started when the ship sat in port at Naval Base San Diego.

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