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.
USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55), arrived in Rhodes, Greece, for a scheduled port visit, March 11, 2023.
The visit marks the ship’s sixth port visit while on its scheduled deployment in the U.S. Naval Forces Europe area of operations.
While in port, the crew will have the opportunity to visit the ancient sites of Rhodes including the medieval old town.
Leyte Gulf, homeported in Norfolk, is attached to the USS George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike group (CSG).