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U.S.S. 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
SEP1957-Shellback Initiation - 28 SEP 1957 - Pacific Ocean
APR1971-Keel Date: 8 APR 1971
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
MAR1972-Launch Date: 11 MAR 1972
MAY1972-MAY1972phillipines-mayerquez
DEC1972-Commissioned: 16 DEC 1972
JAN1973-JAN1973Guantanamo Bay
JAN1973-FEB1973Sea Trials
JAN1973-JAN1974West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR1973-APR1973Panama Canal
OCT1973-MAY1974West Pac
DEC1973-Shellback Initiation - 18 DEC 1973 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1974-DEC1974Shellbaclk Iintitiation - Please add with exact date
JAN1975-FEB1976emberson invason sagaon vietnam jan75 feb76
JAN1975-APR1976EVATION OF EMBENSON SAIGON VIETNAM
JAN1975-FEB1976West Pac-Viet Nam
FEB1975-FEB1976EVATION OF SAIGON
MAR1975-FEB1976siagon embisei evation
MAR1975-OCT1975West Pac
MAR1975-FEB1976West Pac-Viet Nam
APR1975-APR1975operation frequent wind
MAY1975-MAY1975Repatriotization of S.S. Mayaguez
NOV1976-MAY1977West Pac
JAN1977-SEP1979West Pac
JAN1977-SEP1979West Pac
JAN1977-JAN1978West Pac
JUL1977-JUN1978Dry Dock
OCT1977-Shellback Initiation - 13 OCT 1977 - Pacific Ocean
SEP1978-MAR1979West Pac
MAY1980-MAR1981West Pac
MAY1980-MAR1981West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP1980-MAY1981West Pac-Indian Ocean
NOV1980-Shellback Initiation - 16 NOV 1980 - Indian Ocean
JAN1982-Mediterranean-Indian Ocean - Please re-enter dates
MAY1982-SEP1982West Pac
JUN1982-Shellback Initiation - 15 JUN 1982 - Pacific Ocean
SEP1982-Shellback Initiation - 18 SEP 1982 - Indian Ocean
SEP1982-Shellback Initiation - 18 SEP 1982 - Pacific Ocean
MAR1984-Shellback Initiation - 16 MAR 1984 - Indian Ocean
OCT1984-MAR1985West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
OCT1984-OCT1984pearl harbor
OCT1984-OCT1984began westpac 84-85 underway from concord ca.
OCT1984-NOV1984fleet ex 85 off Hawaii
NOV1984-NOV1984subic bay Philippines
DEC1984-DEC1984port call Hong Kong
DEC1984-DEC1984port call Sasebo japan
DEC1984-Shellback Initiation - 14 DEC 1984 - Pacific Ocean
DEC1984-JAN1985subic bay Philippines
DEC1984-DEC1984ops in the sea of japan with vinson & enterprise
JAN1985-Shellback Initiation - 10 JAN 1985 - Indian Ocean
MAR1985-MAR1985port call Seychelles islands
APR1985-APR1985port call Perth Australia /ran naval base hmas sterling
MAY1985-MAY1985under the golden gate bridge end of deployment
MAY1985-MAY1985subic bay Philippines
MAY1985-MAY1985pearl harbor / picked up dependants for cruise to San Francisco
MAY1985-Shellback Initiation - 1 MAY 1985 - Indian Ocean
OCT1985-NOV1985fleet ex 85 off Hawaii
AUG1986-Shellback Initiation - 9 AUG 1986 - Indian Ocean
NOV1986-APR1987West Pac
FEB1987-Shellback Initiation - 1 FEB 1987 - Pacific Ocean
FEB1987-Shellback Initiation - 13 FEB 1987 - Pacific Ocean
FEB1987-Shellback Initiation - 2 FEB 1987 - Pacific Ocean
SEP1988-JAN1992Desert Storm
OCT1988-APR1989West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN1989-Shellback Initiation - 10 JAN 1989 - Pacific Ocean
AUG1990-MAY1991Desert Shield
AUG1990-MAY1991Desert Storm
AUG1990-MAY1991West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAR1991- Shellback Initiation - 31 MAR 1991 - Indian Ocean
AUG1991-MAY1992Desert Shield
AUG1991-MAR1992West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
AUG1992-MAY1993Desert Storm
JAN1993-JAN1995Desert Storm
NOV1994-MAY1995West Pac - Indian Ocean
NOV1994-Shellback Initiation - 17 NOV 1994 - Indian Ocean
JAN1995-JAN1996Desert Shield
FEB1995-MAR1995Operation United Shield
FEB1995-Shellback Initiation - 8 FEB 1995 - Pacific Ocean
AUG1996-Decommissioned: 1 AUG 1996
JAN1999-Shellback Initiation - 10 JAN 1999 - Pacific Ocean

AE-35 General Specifications

Complement: 4 USN

Displacement: 19940 tons

Length: 564 feet

Beam: 81 feet

Draft: 28 feet

Flank Speed: 20 Knots