NORFOLK, Va. – Welcome home, Sailors!
The Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) will return to Naval Station Norfolk on Saturday, January 4.
The homecoming will mark the end of a nine-month deployment to the U.S. 6th and 5th Fleet areas of operation. The ship deployed on March 27, 2019, as part of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12 in support of maritime stability and security.
During its deployment, Leyte Gulf participated in numerous interoperability and partnership-building exercises with sister services and allied Navies in both the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleets.
Leyte Gulf navigated more than 50,000 nautical miles and completed multiple strait and choke point transits, to include the Strait of Gibraltar, the Suez Canal, the Bab-el Mandeb and the Strait of Hormuz.
The ship is homeported in Norfolk.