USS Gettysburg catches on fire in repair yard, 4 sailors treated at hospital


Published on 07/09/2021 – Last Updated on 07/09/2021 by OTC

4 sailors taken to hospital, later released after fire on USS Gettysburg. The U.S. Navy said four sailors were injured after a fire aboard the USS Gettysburg Wednesday (July 7) night at BAE Systems Ship Repair.

The ship’s force and Norfolk Fire Department responded to a small fire in a machinery space on the ship Wednesday. The Navy said the fire was extinguished quickly and was caused by sparks from “hot work.”

Four sailors assigned to the Gettysburg were taken to a local hospital for treatment. They were later released. There was no damage and no impact on the ship’s mission or operations.

Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center will review the incident. The ship is currently at BAE Systems for maintenance and modernization.

USS Gettysburg

USS Gettysburg (CG-64) is a Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser in the United States Navy. She is named for the Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War.


Displacement Approx. 9,600 long tons (9,800 t) full load
Length 567 feet (173 m)
Beam 55 feet (16.8 meters)
Draft 34 feet (10.2 meters)
Propulsion 4 × General Electric LM2500 gas turbine engines
Speed 32.5 knots (60 km/h; 37.4 mph)
Complement 30 officers and 300 enlisted
Sensors and
processing systems
AN/SPY-1A/B multi-function radar
AN/SPS-49 air search radar
AN/SPG-62 fire control radar
AN/SPS-73 surface search radar
AN/SPQ-9 gun fire control radar
AN/SLQ-32 Electronic Warfare Suite
AN/SQQ-89(V)1/3 – A(V)15 Sonar suite, consisting of:
– AN/SQS-53B/C/D active sonar
– AN/SQR-19B ITASS, & MFTA passive sonar
– AN/SQQ-28 light airborne multi-purpose system
Armament 2 × 61 cell Mk 41 vertical launch systems containing 122 × mix of:
– RIM-66M-5 Standard SM-2MR Block IIIB
– RIM-156A SM-2ER Block IV
– RIM-161 SM-3
– RIM-174A Standard ERAM
– BGM-109 Tomahawk
– 8 × RGM-84 Harpoon missiles
2 × 5 in (127 mm)/62 caliber Mark 45 Mod 4 lightweight gun
2 × 25 mm (0.98 in) Mk 38 gun
2–4 × .50 in (12.7 mm) cal. machine gun
2 × Phalanx CIWS Block 1B
2 × Mk 32 12.75 in (324 mm) triple torpedo tubes
Aircraft carried 2 × MH-60R helicopters

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