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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
MAY1967-Keel Date: 8 MAY 1967
JUL1968-Launch Date: 17 JUL 1968
MAY1971-Commissioned: 1 MAY 1971
MAY1971-MAY1971Panama Canal
MAY1971-MAY1971South America
MAY1971-JAN1972West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY1971- Shellback Initiation - 15 MAY 1971 - Pacific Ocean
JUN1971-DEC1973West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP1971-DEC1971Sea Trials
DEC1971-JUL1972West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1972-JAN1973West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR1972-MAR1973West Pac-Viet Nam
APR1972-APR1973West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL1972-JUL1973West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP1972-MAR1973West Pac
JAN1973-Shellback Initiation - 11 JAN 1973 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1973-Shellback Initiation - 11 JAN 1973 - Indian Ocean
JAN1973-Shellback Initiation - 1 JAN 1973 - Pacific Ocean
SEP1973-MAR1974West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP1973-MAR1974West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
OCT1973-OCT1973West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR1974-OCT1974West Pac-Indian Ocean
MAR1975-MAY1975West Pac-Viet Nam
APR1975-MAY1975OPERATION FREQUENT WIND
MAY1975-NOV1975West Pac
FEB1977-OCT1977West Pac
FEB1979-JUL1979West Pac
JUL1979-Shellback Initiation - 6 JUL 1979 - Pacific Ocean
FEB1980-Shellback Initiation - 14 FEB 1980 - Pacific Ocean
AUG1980-Shellback Initiation - 20 AUG 1980 - Pacific Ocean
APR1981-SEP1981West Pac-Indian Ocean
APR1981-Shellback Initiation - 24 APR 1981 - Pacific Ocean
JUN1981-Shellback Initiation - 28 JUN 1981 - Pacific Ocean
MAR1983-SEP1983West Pac
OCT1984-APR1985West Pac
NOV1985-Shellback Initiation - 11 NOV 1985 - Indian Ocean
APR1986-MAY1986West Pac-Indian Ocean
JAN1987-JUN1987Circumnavigation
APR1987-Shellback Initiation - 17 APR 1987 - Indian Ocean
MAR1988-JAN1990West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
SEP1989-MAR1990West Pac
DEC1990-JAN1991Desert Storm
DEC1990-MAY1991Desert Storm
MAR1991-Shellback Initiation - 26 MAR 1991 - Indian Ocean
MAR1991-Shellback Initiation - 2 MAR 1991 - Indian Ocean
JAN1992-JAN1993Desert Storm
JUN1993-DEC1993West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUN1993-DEC1993Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
AUG1993-SEP1993Shellback Initiation - Pacific Ocean
AUG1993-Shellback Initiation - 31 AUG 1993 - Pacific Ocean
JUL1995-NOV1995West Pac-Indian Ocean
APR1997-OCT1997West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
AUG1999-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]