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U.S.S. MOUNT HOOD

(AE-29)

ARMA PRO ARMADA

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The USS MOUNT HOOD (AE-29), a Kilauea-class ammunition ship, was commissioned on 1 MAY 1971. USS MOUNT HOOD was built by Bethlehem Steel at Sparrows Point, Maryland outside of Baltimore. After commissioning and shake down training she sailed for her homeport of Concord, California. MOUNT HOOD's first "West Pacs" were to support the war effort in Vietnam. She continued deploying after the war, into the Western Pacific, and extending into the Indian Ocean as needed. USS MOUNT HOOD served her country for 28 years, 3 months and 9 days, until decommissioned on 10 AUG 1999. MOUNT HOOD is laid up at the NISMF at Suisan Bay, Benicia, California.

The USS MOUNT HOOD (AE-29) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow:

AE-29 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY 1967 - Keel Date: 8 MAY 1967
JUL 1968 - Launch Date: 17 JUL 1968
MAY 1971 - Shellback Initiation - 15 MAY 1971 - Pacific Ocean
MAY 1971 - JAN 1972 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY 1971 - MAY 1971 South America
MAY 1971 - MAY 1971 Panama Canal
MAY 1971 - Commissioned: 1 MAY 1971
JUN 1971 - DEC 1973 West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP 1971 - DEC 1971 Sea Trials
DEC 1971 - JUL 1972 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1972 - JAN 1973 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR 1972 - MAR 1973 West Pac-Viet Nam
APR 1972 - APR 1973 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL 1972 - JUL 1973 West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP 1972 - MAR 1973 West Pac
JAN 1973 - Shellback Initiation - 1 JAN 1973 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1973 - Shellback Initiation - 11 JAN 1973 - Indian Ocean
JAN 1973 - Shellback Initiation - 11 JAN 1973 - Pacific Ocean
OCT 1973 - OCT 1973 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR 1974 - OCT 1974 West Pac-Indian Ocean
MAR 1975 - MAY 1975 West Pac-Viet Nam
APR 1975 - MAY 1975 OPERATION FREQUENT WIND
MAY 1975 - NOV 1975 West Pac
FEB 1977 - OCT 1977 West Pac
FEB 1979 - JUL 1979 West Pac
JUL 1979 - Shellback Initiation - 6 JUL 1979 - Pacific Ocean
FEB 1980 - Shellback Initiation - 14 FEB 1980 - Pacific Ocean
AUG 1980 - Shellback Initiation - 20 AUG 1980 - Pacific Ocean
APR 1981 - Shellback Initiation - 24 APR 1981 - Pacific Ocean
APR 1981 - SEP 1981 West Pac-Indian Ocean
JUN 1981 - Shellback Initiation - 28 JUN 1981 - Pacific Ocean
MAR 1983 - SEP 1983 West Pac
NOV 1985 - Shellback Initiation - 11 NOV 1985 - Indian Ocean
APR 1986 - MAY 1986 West Pac-Indian Ocean
JAN 1987 - JUN 1987 Circumnavigation
APR 1987 - Shellback Initiation - 17 APR 1987 - Indian Ocean
MAR 1988 - JAN 1990 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
SEP 1989 - MAR 1990 West Pac
DEC 1990 - MAY 1991 Desert Storm
MAR 1991 - Shellback Initiation - 2 MAR 1991 - Indian Ocean
MAR 1991 - Shellback Initiation - 26 MAR 1991 - Indian Ocean
JAN 1992 - JAN 1993 Desert Storm
JUN 1993 - DEC 1993 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUN 1993 - DEC 1993 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
AUG 1993 - SEP 1993 Shellback Initiation - Pacific Ocean
AUG 1993 - Shellback Initiation - 31 AUG 1993 - Pacific Ocean
JUL 1995 - NOV 1995 West Pac-Indian Ocean
APR 1997 - OCT 1997 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
AUG 1999 - Decommissioned: 10 AUG 1999

AE-29 General Specifications

Class: Kilauea-class ammunition ship

Named for: Mount Hood

Complement: 28 Officers and 390 Enlisted

Length: 564 feet

Beam: 81 feet

Draft: 27 feet

Final Disposition: In reserve



USS MOUNT HOOD (AE-29)



The second Mount Hood (AE‑29) was laid down 8 May 1967 by Bethlehem Steel Corp., Sparrows Point, Md.; launched 17 July 1968; sponsored by Mrs. Robert A. Frosch, wife of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research and Development; and is scheduled to commission early in 1970.

[Note: The above USS MOUNT HOOD (AE-29) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS MOUNT HOOD (AE-29), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]