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U.S.S. MOUNT BAKER

(AE-34)

BEANS

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The USS MOUNT BAKER (AE-34), a Kilauea-class ammunition ship, was commissioned on 22 JUL 1972. USS MOUNT BAKER served her country for 24 years, 4 months and 26 days, until decommissioned on 18 DEC 1996. USS MOUNT BAKER performed her designed duties from the East Coast of the United State for her entire commissioned career. Sailing to the North Atlantic, Caribbean, Mediterranean, on on into the Indian Ocean as the required as the US Naval presence grew, USS MOUNT BAKER kept the fleet armed. In December 1996 she was transferred to the Military Sealift Command, re-designated T-AE-34, and crewed by civilians under Naval leadership. MOUNT BAKER continued arming the for nearly fourteen years in this role until retired by the MSC in August 2010.

The USS MOUNT BAKER (AE-34) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow:

AE-34 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JAN 1966 - JAN 1967 West Pac-Viet Nam
OCT 1970 - Keel Date: 5 OCT 1970
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
OCT 1971 - Launch Date: 23 OCT 1971
JUL 1972 - Commissioned: 22 JUL 1972
AUG 1972 - SEP 1972 Guantanamo Bay
JAN 1973 - JAN 1975 Mediterranean
AUG 1973 - APR 1974 Mediterranean
AUG 1974 - JAN 1975 Mediterranean
JAN 1975 - MAY 1976 Mediterranean
JAN 1975 - JAN 1975 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
FEB 1975 - MAR 1975 USS Nimitz CVN-68 gets first ammo from USS Mount Baker AE-34
JUL 1975 - AUG 1975 Guantanamo Bay
AUG 1975 - OCT 1975 Caribbean
OCT 1975 - MAY 1976 Mediterranean
JAN 1977 - AUG 1977 Mediterranean
SEP 1977 - JUN 1978 Dry Dock
JUL 1978 - AUG 1978 Sea Trials
JUL 1978 - AUG 1978 Guantanamo Bay
NOV 1978 - NOV 1978 Golf of Mexico/Houston TX Port Visit
MAR 1979 - SEP 1979 Mediterranean
MAR 1979 - MAY 1979 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
APR 1980 - OCT 1980 Mediterranean
MAR 1981 - SEP 1981 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR 1982 - DEC 1982 Mediterranean
JUN 1982 - OCT 1982 South America
JUL 1982 - Shellback Initiation - 15 JUL 1982 - Indian Ocean
JUN 1983 - DEC 1983 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean - Lebanon
JUL 1983 - Shellback Initiation - 14 JUL 1983 - Indian Ocean
JUL 1983 - Shellback Initiation - 6 JUL 1983 - Indian Ocean
AUG 1983 - Shellback Initiation - 31 AUG 1983 - Indian Ocean
JAN 1984 - DEC 1984 Dry Dock
AUG 1985 - JAN 1986 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
DEC 1985 - Shellback Initiation - 11 DEC 1985 - Indian Ocean
MAR 1986 - JAN 1987 Mediterranean
MAR 1986 - MAR 1987 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
FEB 1987 - Shellback Initiation - 15 FEB 1987 - Pacific Ocean
SEP 1987 - MAR 1988 Mediterranean
SEP 1987 - MAR 1988 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
FEB 1988 - AUG 1988 Mediterranean
APR 1988 - APR 1988 Helo Crash on flightdeck. Agusta Bay Sicily.
OCT 1989 - APR 1990 Mediterranean
SEP 1991 - APR 1992 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
DEC 1994 - JUN 1995 Mediterranean
JAN 1996 - JUL 1996 Mediterranean
JAN 1996 - Shellback Initiation - 1 JAN 1996 - Pacific Ocean
DEC 1996 - Decommissioned: 18 DEC 1996

AE-34 General Specifications

Class: Kilauea-class ammunition ship

Named for: Mount Baker

Complement: 125 Civilian and 55 USN

Displacement: 20000 tons

Length: 564.3 feet

Beam: 81 feet

Flank Speed: 20 knots