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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
JAN1966-JAN1967West Pac-Viet Nam
OCT1970-Keel Date: 5 OCT 1970
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
OCT1971-Launch Date: 23 OCT 1971
JUL1972-Commissioned: 22 JUL 1972
AUG1972-SEP1972Guantanamo Bay
JAN1973-JAN1975Mediterranean
AUG1973-APR1974Mediterranean
AUG1974-JAN1975Mediterranean
JAN1975-MAY1976Mediterranean
JAN1975-JAN1975North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
FEB1975-MAR1975USS Nimitz CVN-68 gets first ammo from USS Mount Baker AE-34
JUL1975-AUG1975Guantanamo Bay
AUG1975-OCT1975Caribbean
OCT1975-MAY1976Mediterranean
NOV1975-DEC1975Host ship for the crew of Belknap after the collusion.
NOV1975-DEC1975Host ship for the crew of Belknap after the collusion.
NOV1975-DEC1975Host ship for the crew of Belknap after the collusion.
MAY1976-MAY1976Rescue crew of us belknap after collision with uss kennedy
JAN1977-AUG1977Mediterranean
SEP1977-JUN1978Dry Dock
JUL1978-AUG1978Guantanamo Bay
JUL1978-AUG1978Sea Trials
NOV1978-NOV1978Golf of Mexico/Houston TX Port Visit
MAR1979-SEP1979Mediterranean
MAR1979-MAY1979North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
MAR1979-SEP1979Mediterranean
APR1980-OCT1980Mediterranean
MAR1981-SEP1981Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR1981-OCT1981Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
APR1981-APR1982Mediterranean
APR1982-DEC1982Mediterranean
JUN1982-OCT1982South America
JUL1982-Shellback Initiation - 15 JUL 1982 - Indian Ocean
JUN1983-DEC1983Mediterranean-Indian Ocean - Lebanon
JUL1983-Shellback Initiation - 14 JUL 1983 - Indian Ocean
JUL1983-Shellback Initiation - 6 JUL 1983 - Indian Ocean
AUG1983-Shellback Initiation - 31 AUG 1983 - Indian Ocean
JAN1984-DEC1984Dry Dock
JAN1985-JAN1987Mediterranean-Lebanon
AUG1985-JAN1986Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
DEC1985-Shellback Initiation - 11 DEC 1985 - Indian Ocean
MAR1986-MAR1987Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAR1986-JAN1987Mediterranean
JAN1987-APR1987Port Visit to OCHO RIOS , Jamaica
FEB1987-APR1987Guantanamo Bay
FEB1987- Shellback Initiation - 15 FEB 1987 - Pacific Ocean
FEB1987-Shellback Initiation - 15 FEB 1987 - Pacific Ocean
SEP1987-SEP1987Port Visit to Kingston Jamaica ,Labor Day Weekend
SEP1987-MAR1988Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
SEP1987-MAR1988Mediterranean
FEB1988-AUG1988Mediterranean
APR1988-APR1988Helo Crash on flightdeck. Agusta Bay Sicily.
APR1989-APR1989On a Good Friday Morning , LCE Hits a Barge enroute to Norfolk
SEP1989-SEP1989LCE ...DEADSTICK,..experiences Hurricane Hugo at Pier Bravo
OCT1989-APR1990Mediterranean
JUN1990-SEP1990Dry Dock in Philly Shipyards
JUN1990-SEP1990Dry Dock in Philly Shipyards
JUN1991-JUN1991Port Visit to ST. KITTS- Nevis, British Leeward Islands 🌴
SEP1991-APR1992Mediterranean
SEP1991-APR1992Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
DEC1994-JUN1995Mediterranean
JAN1996-Shellback Initiation - 1 JAN 1996 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1996-JUL1996Mediterranean
DEC1996-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