NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- More than 300 sailors returned home on Friday after a deployment aboard the USS Vella Gulf.

The sailors aboard USS Vella Gulf (CG72), a Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser, were deployed to the 5th fleet area of operation, according to a spokesperson for the Navy.

The ship and crew deployed from it's homeport, Naval Station Norfolk, on April 23.

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