U.S.S. LEYTE GULF

(CG-55)

FULL SPEED AHEAD

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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
MAR 1985 - Keel Date: 18 MAR 1985
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
JUN 1986 - Launch Date: 20 JUN 1986
MAY 1987 - JUN 1987 Sea Trials
SEP 1987 - Commissioned: 26 SEP 1987
OCT 1988 - OCT 1988 Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
DEC 1988 - JUN 1989 Mediterranean
DEC 1990 - JUN 1991 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR 1992 - APR 1994 Desert Storm
OCT 1992 - APR 1993 Mediterranean
JUL 1994 - JAN 1995 Mediterranean
DEC 1996 - MAY 1997 Mediterranean
MAR 1999 - SEP 1999 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
SEP 2001 - APR 2002 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAY 2006 - NOV 2006 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
OCT 2008 - MAY 2009 West Africa/Med/Horn of Africa
JAN 2011 - JUL 2011 Mediterranean - 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