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USS KISKA

(AE-35)

We Deliver

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The USS KISKA (AE-35), a Kilauea-class ammunition ship, was commissioned on 16 DEC 1972. USS KISKA served her country for 23 years, 7 months and 16 days, until decommissioned on 1 AUG 1996. USS KISKA was built at the Litton ship Yard at Pascagoula, MS. Following sea trails and REFTRA at Guantanamo Bay Cuba, KISKA transited the Panama Canal and joined the Pacific Fleet. True to her motto "We Deliver", KISKA made numerous deployments to the Western Pacific. With a constant US Naval force in place in the Persian Gulf from the late 1970s, KISKA's deployments often extended into the Indian Ocean. Decommissioned in August 1996, KISKA continues to "Deliver" as T-AE-35, a Military Sealift Command vessel. She was retired January 2011 and awaits disposal plans.

The USS KISKA (AE-35) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow:

AE-35 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR 1971 Keel Date: 8 APR 1971
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
MAR 1972 Launch Date: 11 MAR 1972
MAY 1972 - MAY 1972 phillipines-mayerquez
DEC 1972 Commissioned: 16 DEC 1972
JAN 1973 - JAN 1974 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1973 - FEB 1973 Sea Trials
JAN 1973 - JAN 1973 Guantanamo Bay
MAR 1973 - APR 1973 Panama Canal
OCT 1973 - MAY 1974 West Pac
DEC 1973 - Shellback Initiation - 18 DEC 1973 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1974 - DEC 1974 Shellbaclk Iintitiation - Please add with exact date
MAR 1975 - OCT 1975 West Pac
APR 1975 - APR 1975 operation frequent wind
MAY 1975 - MAY 1975 Repatriotization of S.S. Mayaguez
NOV 1976 - MAY 1977 West Pac
JAN 1977 - JAN 1978 West Pac
JUL 1977 - JUN 1978 Dry Dock
OCT 1977 - Shellback Initiation - 13 OCT 1977 - Pacific Ocean
SEP 1978 - MAR 1979 West Pac
SEP 1980 - MAY 1981 West Pac-Indian Ocean
NOV 1980 - Shellback Initiation - 16 NOV 1980 - Indian Ocean
JAN 1982 - Mediterranean-Indian Ocean - Please re-enter dates
MAY 1982 - SEP 1982 West Pac
JUN 1982 - Shellback Initiation - 15 JUN 1982 - Pacific Ocean
MAR 1984 - Shellback Initiation - 16 MAR 1984 - Indian Ocean
OCT 1984 - MAR 1985 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
OCT 1984 - OCT 1984 pearl harbor
OCT 1984 - NOV 1984 fleet ex 85 off Hawaii
OCT 1984 - OCT 1984 began westpac 84-85 underway from concord ca.
NOV 1984 - NOV 1984 subic bay Philippines
DEC 1984 - JAN 1985 subic bay Philippines
DEC 1984 - Shellback Initiation - 14 DEC 1984 - Pacific Ocean
DEC 1984 - DEC 1984 ops in the sea of japan with vinson & enterprise
DEC 1984 - DEC 1984 port call Hong Kong
DEC 1984 - DEC 1984 port call Sasebo japan
JAN 1985 - Shellback Initiation - 10 JAN 1985 - Indian Ocean
MAR 1985 - MAR 1985 port call Seychelles islands
APR 1985 - APR 1985 port call Perth Australia /ran naval base hmas sterling
MAY 1985 - MAY 1985 pearl harbor / picked up dependants for cruise to San Francisco
MAY 1985 - MAY 1985 under the golden gate bridge end of deployment
MAY 1985 - MAY 1985 subic bay Philippines
MAY 1985 - Shellback Initiation - 1 MAY 1985 - Indian Ocean
OCT 1985 - NOV 1985 fleet ex 85 off Hawaii
AUG 1986 - Shellback Initiation - 9 AUG 1986 - Indian Ocean
NOV 1986 - APR 1987 West Pac
FEB 1987 - Shellback Initiation - 13 FEB 1987 - Pacific Ocean
FEB 1987 - Shellback Initiation - 1 FEB 1987 - Pacific Ocean
OCT 1988 - APR 1989 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN 1989 - Shellback Initiation - 10 JAN 1989 - Pacific Ocean
AUG 1990 - MAY 1991 Desert Storm
AUG 1990 - MAY 1991 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
AUG 1991 - MAY 1992 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
AUG 1991 - MAY 1992 Desert Shield
AUG 1991 - MAR 1992 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
AUG 1992 - MAY 1993 Desert Storm
NOV 1994 - MAY 1995 West Pac - Indian Ocean
NOV 1994 - Shellback Initiation - 17 NOV 1994 - Indian Ocean
FEB 1995 - Shellback Initiation - 8 FEB 1995 - Pacific Ocean
FEB 1995 - MAR 1995 Operation United Shield
AUG 1996 Decommissioned: 1 AUG 1996

AE-35 General Specifications

Complement: 4 USN

Displacement: 19940 tons

Length: 564 feet

Beam: 81 feet

Draft: 28 feet

Flank Speed: 20 Knots