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U.S.S. KILAUEA

(AE-26)

SERVICE WITH A BANG

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The USS KILAUEA (AE-26), a Kilauea-class ammunition ship, was commissioned on 10 AUG 1968. USS KILAUEA served her country for 12 years, 1 month and 21 days, until decommissioned on 1 OCT 1980.

The USS KILAUEA (AE-26) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow:

AE-26 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAR 1966 Keel Date: 10 MAR 1966
at General Dynamics Electric Boat Groton CT
AUG 1967 Launch Date: 9 AUG 1967
AUG 1968 - Commissioned: 10 AUG 1968
OCT 1969 - Shellback Initiation - 25 OCT 1969 - Pacific Ocean
OCT 1969 - Shellback Initiation - 25 OCT 1969 - Pacific Ocean
JUN 1970 - FEB 1971 West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP 1970 - Shellback Initiation - 25 SEP 1970 - Pacific Ocean
SEP 1970 - Shellback Initiation - 25 SEP 1970 - Pacific Ocean
SEP 1970 - Shellback Initiation - 25 SEP 1970 - Pacific Ocean
SEP 1970 - Shellback Initiation - 25 SEP 1970 - Pacific Ocean
JUN 1971 - OCT 1972 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN 1971 - JUL 1972 West Pac-Viet Nam
OCT 1971 - OCT 1972 West Pac-Viet Nam
FEB 1973 - AUG 1973 West Pac-Viet Nam
AUG 1973 - Shellback Initiation - 4 AUG 1973 - Pacific Ocean
MAR 1974 - SEP 1974 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1977 - JAN 1980 West Pac-Viet Nam
OCT 1977 - Shellback Initiation - 6 OCT 1977 - Pacific Ocean
MAR 1978 - OCT 1978 West Pac
JAN 1979 - OCT 1979 West Pac
MAR 1979 - Shellback Initiation - 15 MAR 1979 - Indian Ocean
MAR 1980 - Shellback Initiation - 3 MAR 1980 - Indian Ocean
MAR 1980 - Shellback Initiation - 15 MAR 1980 - Indian Ocean
OCT 1980 Decommissioned: 1 OCT 1980
OCT 1980 - OCT 1980 Transferred to Military Sealift Command
OCT 1980 - Shellback Initiation - 14 OCT 1980 - Indian Ocean
JUN 1982 - Shellback Initiation - 15 JUN 1982 - Indian Ocean

AE-26 General Specifications

Class: Kilauea-class ammunition ship

Named for: Kilauea

Complement: 403 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 11915 tons

Length: 561 feet

Beam: 81 feet

Flank Speed: 20 knots



USS KILAUEA (AE-26)



Kilauea (AE-26) was laid down 10 March 1966 by General Dynamics Corp., Quincy Div., Quincy, Mass.; launched 9 August 1967; sponsored by Mrs. Michael J. Kirwin, wife of Representative Kirwin of Ohio; and will be completed by early 1968.

Once commissioned, the ammunition ship will deliver ammunition and limited quantities of freight, mail, and passengers to the Pacific Fleet at sea and in port.

[Note: The above USS KILAUEA (AE-26) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS KILAUEA (AE-26), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]