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USS Bonhomme Richard on fire in San Diego

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16 hours ago, scottb613 said:

No kidding - as a submariner - this story hit close to home.

First - thanks for your service, Scott even though I'm from a different country, my sentiment remains the same for any who serve or served.

Secondly I suppose one thing worse that a fire on a sub being built, is a fire on a deployed sub when it's 1500 feet down..:ph34r:

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Hi Mark,

Had a tour of a Trafalgar in Groton CT once - great group of guys - - - thanks.

Yeah - only major fire I can think of for a US submarine underway - since we adopted teardrop hulls is the USS Bonefish (diesel boat).

(3) Dead - including the Captain.

Regards,
Scott

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Pretty sure I helped fight a couple of "underway" engine room ship-board fires in the late 60's and very early 70's.  One was an oil fire and the other a steam fire.  It was long ago so the type of fires may be incorrect.  Both were on tin cans.

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