SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George is scheduled to return to port in San Diego Wednesday following a deployment that took it around the world.
The vessel departed last December and operated with the battle group led by the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, then based in Everett, Wash.
In February, amid heightened tensions over Western economic sanctions against Iran imposed in an effort to wean it from its nuclear program, the ships passed unscathed through the Strait of Hormuz, a narrow opening that leads from the Gulf of Oman to the Persian Gulf.
At the time the Cape St. George and the Abraham Lincoln passed through the strait, Iran was threatening to close it to disrupt crude oil deliveries.
An Iranian patrol boat reportedly came within two miles of the U.S. warships but did not engage the Americans.
When the Lincoln completed its deployment, it sailed to its new base at Norfolk, leading to the 567-foot-long Cape St. George's global circuit. It also passed through the Suez and Panama canals on the way home.
While at sea, the ship coordinated air defense missions. The Navy said the vessel and its crew of around 400 traveled 70,000 nautical miles during its deployment.
The Cape St. George is named for a World War II battle in which U.S. Navy destroyers defeated a Japanese destroyer force.
San Diego County again will face extreme heat and high surf beginning Monday and lasting through Thursday, the National Weather Service said.
U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw appeared conflicted in early May on whether to stop families from being separated at the border.
Temperatures will continue to warm through the week, with slightly cooler temperatures for the weekend.
Five people were injured in a three-car crash in the Rolando area on Sunday after an apparent road-rage incident. It happened about 1:30 p.m. on University Avenue at College Avenue, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
Another successful Comic-Con is in the books. The four-day pop culture convention came to an end Sunday, but even in its final hours was packed with things to see and do.
Vince Velasquez allowed two hits over seven innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Diego Padres 5-0 Sunday for a doubleheader split.
A man stole a brand-new luxury car out of a Kearny Mesa dealership's lot and led police on a lengthy chase down San Diego freeways on Sunday.
San Diego Comic-Con is in full swing and so is the superhero-themed fashion! Celebrities like Sarah Paulson, Sonequa Martin-Green and Camila Mendes, among many other stylish ladies, rocked a bevy of leather, nylon and pleather to attend the annual comic book convention.