A lot of men on or connected to that ship are seeing their career plans go up in a puff of smoke. Just saying you were a part of the crew on USS Bonhomme Richard may be less than a resume enhancer for a while. The Navy is big on affixing blame rather quickly. Maybe all branches of our military are that same way. They are, after all, a business concern.
Sometimes, an accident is simply that, an accident of circumstance. There will be mucho checking of records. Who was doing what when, and with whom? Don’t lose those records!
Not sure if they still do it, but in the old days anytime a CO lost a ship, no matter what the circumstances, there was a courts martial. Often it was pro-forma, especially in wartime. But the Navy did not want anybody thinking the loss of a ship would be treated lightly.
It’ll hurt the Captain and some other officers. Maybe the watch crew at the time of the fire. The rest of the crew will be fine. The Brass will want to keep it as low key as possible to avoid fingers being pointed at themselves. “Who appointed that incompetent Captain?” Etc etc.