Repair is too expensive! Amphibious warship to be decommissioned

“Good man Richard” on July 12, a fire broke out in San Diego, California. The fire lasted for four days and was put out. It was one of the most devastating fires in U.S. Navy history, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation. In a statement, Navy Secretary Kenneth brethwaite said that after a comprehensive evaluation of various treatment options, “we believe that repairing warships is financially irresponsible.”. < / P > < p > the military estimates that the repair of warships will cost US $2.5 billion to US $3.2 billion, which takes five to seven years, and 60% of the warships need to be replaced; the reconstruction of warships, such as hospital ships, will cost more than US $1 billion, which is more expensive than building a new warship of the same type. In contrast, scrap disposal costs only $30 million and takes nine to 12 months. < p > < p > “good man Richard” was commissioned in 1998, with a full load displacement of 40500 tons, and can carry more than 2000 Marines and corresponding weapons and equipment. At that time, the cost was about $750 million, which is equivalent to $1.2 billion now, according to the limited television news network. This amphibious ship has participated in many military operations and has been undergoing major upgrading at San Diego base since 2018 to adapt to the Marine Corps F-35B short range / vertical take off and landing fighter. < / P > < p > “good Richard” was named to pay homage to Benjamin Franklin, the founding father of the United States. The latter compiled a collection of proverbs “Poor Richard Yearbook” under the pseudonym of “Poor Richard” or “Richard Sanders”, which is deeply loved by readers. Micro feature