USS Bonhomme LHD-6 Patch – Plastic Backing
A squadron patch of the USS Bonhomme LHD-6 with plastic backing
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) is a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, and the third ship of the United States Navy to bear the name. She was named in honor of John Paul Jones’ famous frigate, which he had named in French “Good Man Richard,” in honor of Benjamin Franklin, the U.S. Ambassador to France at the time; “Richard” is derived from Franklin’s Poor Richard’s Almanac.
The primary mission of Bonhomme Richard is to embark, deploy and land elements of a Marine landing force in amphibious assault operations by helicopter, landing craft and amphibious vehicle, and if needed, to act as a light aircraft carrier
Bonhomme Richard is currently in active service and is the flagship for Expeditionary Strike Group Three.