Allied Warships

USS Bon Homme Richard (CV 31)

Aircraft Carrier of the Essex class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeAircraft Carrier
PennantCV 31 
Built byNew York Navy Yard (New York, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down1 Feb 1943 
Launched29 Apr 1944 
Commissioned26 Nov 1944 
End service2 Jul 1971 

Decommissioned 9 January 1947.
Recommissioned 15 January 1951.
Decommissioned 14 May 1952.
Recommissioned 1 November 1955.
Decommissioned 2 July 1971.
Stricken 20 September 1989.
Sold to be broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Bon Homme Richard (CV 31)

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1T/Capt. Adrian Ogle Rule, Jr., USN26 Nov 194423 Aug 1945 (1)
2T/Capt. Harold Foster Fick, USN23 Aug 194528 Feb 1946 (1)
3T/Cdr. Nathan Starr Haines, USN28 Feb 194631 Jul 1946 (1)

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