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Our Mission: The ship's name, GETTYSBURG, commemorates the pivotal battle of the American Civil War fought from July 1 through July 3, 1863. As were the soldiers of both armies engaged at Gettysburg battle ready, so too is the namesake of this famous battle prepared to cope with any tasking.

USS GETTYSBURG (CG 64) and her sister ships are designed to protect carrier battle-groups from all threats - air, surface, or subsurface - while being capable of striking land targets. GETTYSBURG's primary mission is to be prepared to conduct prompt, sustained combat operations at sea in support of a carrier battle group or amphibious assault group, protecting those groups from saturation attacks and contributing to power projection ashore.