USS Leyte Gulf (CG-55) is a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser in the United States Navy.
She was named in memory of the World War II Battle of Leyte Gulf in the Pacific.
She is powered by four large gas-turbine engines, and she has a large complement of guided missiles for air defense.
She carries two "Seahawk" LAMPS multi-purpose helicopters.
The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) arrived in Souda Bay, Greece, for a scheduled port visit, Jan. 30.
The port visit is part of Leyte Gulf’s planned mid-deployment voyage repair (MDVR) maintenance period.
The time in port will be used to conduct needed maintenance and enjoy some well-earned rest and relaxation.
Leyte Gulf, homeported in Norfolk, is attached to the USS George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike group (CSG).