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USS GETTYSBURG (CG 64)


       
Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Golf - Tango - Bravo

CLASS - TICONDEROGA (Flight II)
Displacement 9,589 (FL) Tons, Dimensions, 565' 10" (oa) x 55' x 31' 6" (Max)
Armament 2 x 5"/54RF, 2 VLS, (122 Missiles)
2 x 20mm Phalanx CIWS, 2 x 25mm Bushmaster mg. 6 x12.75" TT. 2 LAMPS Helos.
Machinery, 80,000 SHP; G.E. Gas Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 30+ Knots, Crew 370.
Operational and Building Data
Keel laid on 17 AUG 1988 by Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME
Launched 22 JUL 1989
Commissioned 22 JUN 1991
SLEP Induction, 30 SEP 2015
Home port: Norfolk, VA



Patch image contributed by Mike Smolinski

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Gettysburg 56k Port bow, underway. USN
Gettysburg 78k Starboard bow view flying a very large ensign from the forward mast. Steve Cardali
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At sea with the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) May 15, 2001. The Cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) on Patrol in the Mediterreanean Sea as part of the Enterprise carrier Battle group.

U.S. Navy Photo by Photographers Mate 1st Class Martin Maddock.

Steve Cardali
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USS Gettysburg comes along side USS Enterprise (CVN 65) during flight operations, as an EA-6B Prowler from the "Shadowhawks" from Tactical Electronic warfare squadron one four one (VAQ-141) makes a carrier arrested landing. Gettysburg is underway with the Enterprise on a six-month scheduled deployment.

U.S. Navy Photo by Photographers Mate 1st Class Martin Maddock.

Steve Cardali
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Arabian Sea, Nov. 11, 2003 — The guided missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG-64), top, and the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65), bottom, underway alongside the fast combat support ship USS Detroit (AOE-4) during a replenishment at sea. The Enterprise Carrier Strike Group (CSG) was on a scheduled deployment conducting missions in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Douglas M. Pearlman (# 031111-N-6259P-004).

USN
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Atlantic Ocean, July 1, 2004 - An MH-60S Knighthawk assigned to the "Chargers" of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron (HC-6) transfers cargo to the guided missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) during a vertical replenishment with the fast combat support ship USS Detroit (AOE 4). Gettysburg is forward deployed, as part of the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Carrier Strike Group (CSG). The Enterprise CSG is one of seven participating in Summer Pulse 2004. Summer Pulse 2004 is the simultaneous deployment of seven aircraft strike groups (CSGs), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat across the globe, in five theaters with other U.S., allied, and coalition military forces. Summer Pulse is the Navy's first deployment under its new Fleet Response Plan (FRP).

U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Justin McGarry (040701-N-7408M-041).

Bill Gonyo
Gettysburg 113k Port quarter view of USS Gettysburg entering Portsmouth, England, 02 JUL 2004 Alan Baptist
Gettysburg 114k Port bow view of USS Gettysburg entering Portsmouth, England, 02 JUL 2004 Alan Baptist
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USS Gettysburg (CG-64) makes her approach along side USS Detroit (AOE 4) on 9 JUL 2004 for an underway replenishment. The ships are participating in Summer Pulse 2004, the simultaneous deployment of seven carrier strike groups (CSGs), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat across the globe, in five theaters with other U.S., allied, and coalition military forces. Summer Pulse is the Navy's first deployment under its new Fleet Response Plan (FRP).

U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd class Steven A. Ortiz. (040709-N-8654O-004)

Bill Gonyo
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PERSIAN GULF (Oct. 29, 2007) – The flag overshadows guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) as she steams alongside nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) for a replenishment at sea.

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class N.C. Kaylor (071029-N-5928K-008 )

Robert M. Cieri
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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 11, 2007) The guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) transits the Northern Arabian Sea in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Gettysburg is underway on a scheduled deployment as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations.

U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Scott Miller (071111-N-5887M-003)

Robert M. Cieri
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GULF OF ADEN, 17 April 2009 - An SH-60B Seahawk helicopter flies above the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) in the Gulf of Aden. Gettysburg is deployed as part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, a multinational task force conducting counter-piracy operations to detect and deter piracy in and around the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and Red Sea.

U.S. Navy photo #090417-N-6814F-081 by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian K. Fromal

Robert M. Cieri
Gettysburg
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GULF OF ADEN, 18 May 2009 - The guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) conducts an underway replenishment UNREP with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193). Gettysburg is the flagship of Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national task force established to conduct counter-piracy operations throughout the Combined Maritime Forces area of responsibility.

U.S. Navy photo #090518-N-9301D-281 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mathew J. Diendorf

Robert M. Cieri
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MAYPORT, FL, 28 July 2009 - The guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) moors at Naval Station Mayport after returning from a scheduled deployment. Gettysburg participated in several counter piracy operations, capturing 17 suspected pirates in the Gulf of Aden.

U.S. Navy Photo #090728-N-4698K-011 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rebecca Kruck

Robert M. Cieri
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327k ARABIAN SEA, 6 Oct 2011 - Ensign Stephanie Stamm fires an MK-38 machine gun from the aft missile deck during a gunnery exercise aboard guided missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64). Gettysburg was deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility to conduct maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.

U.S. Navy photo #111006-N-DU438-230 by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Betsy Knapper.
Robert M. Cieri
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189k ATLANTIC OCEAN, 29 Nov 2011 - A U.S. Navy MH-60R Seahawk helicopter from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 70 delivers pallets of stores onto the flight deck of guided missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) during a vertical replenishment at sea. Gettysburg was deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility to conduct maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.

U.S. Navy photo #111129-N-XQ375-189 by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King, USN.
Robert M. Cieri
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GULF OF OMAN, 5 Feb 2014 - An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter, assigned to the "Dusty Dogs" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 7, flies over the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) en route to the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during a replenishment-at-sea. Harry S. Truman, flagship for the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, supporting theater security cooperation efforts and supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

U.S. Navy photo #140205-N-ZG705-119 by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Karl Anderson

Ron Reeves / Robert M. Cieri
Anzio
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GULF OF OMAN, 14 February 2014 - Operations Specialist 3rd Class Vladimir Massingill, left, and Ensign Matthew Clark inspect a close-in weapons system prior to performing a tracking exercise aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64). Gettysburg is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

U.S. Navy photo #140214-N-PL185-012 by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lorenzo J. Burleson

Robert M. Cieri

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
Langknecht, John M., CAPT   06/22/1991 - 05/07/1993
Smith, Peter Raymond, CAPT   05/07/1993 - 05/26/1995
Ulrich III, Henry George, CAPT ADM 05/26/1995 - 01/31/1996
Kelly, John Michael, CAPT RADM 01/31/1996 - 01/17/1998
Shuford, Jacob Lawrence, CAPT RADM 01/17/1998 - 08/11/1999
Beam, David Clyde, CAPT   08/11/1999 - 02/01/2001
Hebner, Scott CAPT   09/17/2002 - 10/08/2004
Davidson, Philip CAPT   10/08/2004 - 06/02/2006
McQuilkin, Bill CAPT RADM 06/02/2006 - 11/07/2007
Brown, Richard A, CAPT RADM 11/07/2007 - 11/13/2009
Shea, Patrick Owen, CAPT   11/13/2009 - 09/08/2011
Hein, Robert N., CAPT   09/08/2011 - 03/21/2013
Cooper II, Charles Bradford (Brad), CAPT   03/21/2013 - 03/27/2015
Schmidt, John Rudolph, CAPT   03/27/2015 - 09/30/2015
Puskas, Steven C., LCDR   09/30/2015 -

(Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves - Photos courtesy of Bill Gonyo)


USS GETTYSBURG (CG 64) History
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Additional Resources
Official USS Gettysburg (CG 64) website.
Hazegray & Underway Cruiser Pages By Andrew Toppan.

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