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U.S.S. FLINT

(AE-32)

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The USS FLINT (AE-32), a Kilauea-class ammunition ship, was commissioned on 20 NOV 1971. Built in Pascagoula, Mississippi, "The Silver Bullet" transited the Panama Canal after commissioning and sailed to her home port of NAVWEAPSTA Concord, CA. An UNREP ship's duty is to steam in support of the Fleet and FLINT began a series of Western Pacific deployment that marked her career. In later years her West Pacs extended into the Indian Ocean to support the US Navy "watch" on the Persian Gulf through the 80s and then to arm the fleet during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. USS FLINT served her country for 23 years, 8 months and 15 days, until decommissioned on 4 AUG 1995. FLINT was transferred to the Military Sealift Command as T-AE-32 and continued to "pass the ammo" with a civilian crew under Navy leadership.

The USS FLINT (AE-32) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow:

AE-32 Deployments - Major Events

Add a AE-32 Shellback Initiation Add a AE-32 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JAN1943-JAN1946RIMPAC
AUG1969-Keel Date: 4 AUG 1969
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
NOV1970-Launch Date: 9 NOV 1970
NOV1971-Commissioned: 20 NOV 1971
OCT1972-MAY1973West Pac
OCT1972-MAY1973West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1973-APR1975West Pac-Viet Nam
APR1973-Shellback Initiation - 20 APR 1973 - Pacific Ocean
OCT1973-APR1974West Pac
JUN1974-DEC1974West Pac
DEC1974-JUN1975West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN1975-Shellback Initiation - 6 JUN 1975 - Indian Ocean
JUN1975-Shellback Initiation - 10 JUN 1975 - Pacific Ocean
JUN1976-DEC1976West Pac
APR1978-SEP1978West Pac
APR1978-Shellback Initiation - 20 APR 1978 - Pacific Ocean
AUG1978-Shellback Initiation - 25 AUG 1978 - Indian Ocean
OCT1978-JAN1979West Pac
NOV1978-JUN1979West Pac
FEB1980-OCT1980West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUN1980-Shellback Initiation - 26 JUN 1980 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1981-JAN1983Grenada
OCT1981-MAR1982West Pac-Indian Ocean
DEC1981-Shellback Initiation - 12 DEC 1981 - Indian Ocean
MAR1982-Shellback Initiation - 23 MAR 1982 - Indian Ocean
JAN1983-DEC1983Grenada
OCT1983-NOV1983Grenada
JUN1984-DEC1984West Pac
AUG1986-FEB1987West Pac-Indian Ocean
AUG1986-JAN1987West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
DEC1986-Shellback Initiation - 12 DEC 1986 - Indian Ocean
JUN1988-DEC1988West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUL1988-Shellback Initiation - 25 JUL 1988 - Indian Ocean
JUN1990-DEC1990West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUL1990-Shellback Initiation - 31 JUL 1990 - Indian Ocean
JUL1990-OCT1990West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN1991-JAN1992Desert Shield
JUL1991-Shellback Initiation - 11 JUL 1991 - Pacific Ocean
JUL1991-Shellback Initiation - 1 JUL 1991 - Indian Ocean
JUL1991- Shellback Initiation - 11 JUL 1991 - Pacific Ocean
MAR1992-AUG1992West Pac
JUN1994-DEC1994West Pac-Indian Ocean
AUG1995-Decommissioned: 4 AUG 1995

AE-32 General Specifications

Class: Kilauea-class ammunition ship

Complement: 28 Officers and 375 Enlisted

Displacement: 11915 tons

Length: 564 feet

Beam: 81 feet

Draft: 29 feet

Final Disposition: Transferred to Military Sealift Command