USS Bon Homme Richard aircraft carrier


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Forgive me if I mispelled her name- but where is the current wherabouts of the US aircraft carrier Bonn Homme Richard? I believe she was decommisioned in 1971. Anyone know details of her history?
One interesting tidbit- one of her commanders was George Steven Morrison- father of the late Jim Morrison, the singer of the rock band the Doors. Curious when Jim Morrison was the biggest rock star in America, his dad became one of the youngest Rear Admirals in US Naval history-talk about contrast!
I think around the same time (late 1960s) there was another famous rock and roller whose father was a high ranking Army General....

Steve Morrison presided at the decommisioning ceremony of the BonnHomme Richard on July 3 1971- the day his son Jim died in Paris.....



regards


Tarn Stephanos
 
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Easley South Carolina
See also http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/31.htm

The last time I saw this ship, she was laid up in the Inactive Ships facility as the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. Rather a haunting sight, too. She was stricken from the Naval Vessels Register on 20 Sept 1989 and scrapped at San Pedro starting in 1992.

See also

http://www.geocities.com/~bhr31/index2.html

http://www.geocities.com/~bhr31/HISTORY.htm
http://www.geocities.com/~bhr31/finalboarding.htm

and http://www.geocities.com/~bhr31/lastdays.htm
 

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