USS Vella Gulf leaves Norfolk

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on March 12, 2014 at 3:56 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 14 at 12:40 PM

NORFOLK -- It's deployment day for hundreds of sailors on the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf

The ship is leaving Naval Station Norfolk Friday morning on an independent Ballistic Missile Defense deployment in the U.S. 6th  Fleet area. 

The crew of more than 300 sailors previously deployed in 2012 to the Mediterranean and Black seas. 

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