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USS 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

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
AUG 1969 Keel Date: 4 AUG 1969
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
NOV 1970 Launch Date: 9 NOV 1970
NOV 1971 - Commissioned: 20 NOV 1971
OCT 1972 - APR 1973 West Pac-Viet Nam
OCT 1972 - MAY 1973 West Pac-Viet Nam
APR 1973 - Shellback Initiation - 20 APR 1973 - Pacific Ocean
OCT 1973 - APR 1974 West Pac
DEC 1974 - JUN 1975 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN 1975 - Shellback Initiation - 10 JUN 1975 - Pacific Ocean
JUN 1976 - DEC 1976 West Pac
OCT 1978 - JAN 1979 West Pac
FEB 1980 - OCT 1980 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUN 1980 - Shellback Initiation - 26 JUN 1980 - Pacific Ocean
OCT 1981 - MAR 1982 West Pac-Indian Ocean
MAR 1982 Shellback Initiation - 23 MAR 1982 - Indian Ocean
JUN 1984 - DEC 1984 West Pac
AUG 1986 - FEB 1987 West Pac-Indian Ocean
DEC 1986 - Shellback Initiation - 12 DEC 1986 - Indian Ocean
JUN 1988 - DEC 1988 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUN 1990 - DEC 1990 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUL 1990 - OCT 1990 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN 1991 - JAN 1992 Desert Shield
JUL 1991 - Shellback Initiation - 1 JUL 1991 - Indian Ocean
JUL 1991 - Shellback Initiation - 11 JUL 1991 - Pacific Ocean
MAR 1992 - AUG 1992 West Pac
JUN 1994 - DEC 1994 West Pac-Indian Ocean
AUG 1995 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