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U.S.S. LEYTE GULF

(CG-55)

ARRAYED FOR VICTORY

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USS LEYTE GULF (CG-55) - a Ticonderoga-class cruiser

In Commission 1987 to Present

CG-55 Deployments - Major Events

Add a CG-55 Shellback Initiation Add a CG-55 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAR1985-Keel Date: 18 MAR 1985
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
JUN1986-Launch Date: 20 JUN 1986
MAY1987-JUN1987Sea Trials
SEP1987-Commissioned: 26 SEP 1987
OCT1988-OCT1988Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
DEC1988-JUN1989Mediterranean
DEC1990-JUN1991Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR1992-APR1994Desert Storm
OCT1992-APR1993Mediterranean
JUL1994-JAN1995Mediterranean
DEC1996-MAY1997Mediterranean
MAR1999-SEP1999Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
SEP2001-APR2002Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAY2006-NOV2006Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
OCT2008-MAY2009West Africa/Med/Horn of Africa
JAN2011-JUL2011Mediterranean - Enterprise Carrier Strike Group

CG-55 General Specifications

Class: Ticonderoga-class cruiser

Named for: World War II Battle of Leyte Gulf

Complement: 33 Officers and 357 Enlisted

Displacement: 9600 tons

Length: 567 feet

Beam: 55 feet

Flank Speed: 32 Knots