Navy will decommission, scrap USS Bonhomme Richard, the warship that burned for days off San Diego this summer | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Navy will decommission, scrap USS Bonhomme Richard, the warship that burned for days off San Diego this summer

The U.S. Navy on Monday announced it will decommission the USS Bonhomme Richard, the warship that caught fire and burned for days this summer at Naval Base San Diego.

The Navy cited extensive damage that would cost over $3 billion, including structural, electrical and mechanical repairs that would take five to seven years.

The 22-year-old ship burst into flames on July 12 and smoldered for more than four days off San Diego. More than 60 firefighters suffered from heat exhaustion and smoke inhalation. The cause of the fire remains unknown, according to the Navy.

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