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