USS Bonhomme Richard
Five ships of the United States Navy have borne the name Bonhomme Richard or Bon Homme Richard (pronounced "bun-uhm ree-SHAR"), the French language equivalent of "Goodman Richard". The name is in reference to American Founding Father Benjamin Franklin. Franklin was responsible for writing Poor Richard's Almanack, for which the ships have been named.
- USS Bonhomme Richard (1765), formerly Duc de Duras, was a frigate built in France and placed at the disposal of John Paul Jones in 1779.
- A Bon Homme Richard was to have been a Wampanoag-class cruiser built at the Washington Navy Yard. However, her construction was canceled in 1864.
- USS Bon Homme Richard (CV-10), was renamed Yorktown prior to launch.
- USS Bon Homme Richard (CV-31), was an Essex-class aircraft carrier that saw action at the end of World War II, throughout the Korean War, and through the Vietnam War.
- USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), is a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship currently in service.
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