AMMUNITION SHIP INDEX
AE Ship Facts
SUISUN BAY DEPARTURE
ELSBETH III ARRIVAL
BAY AREA DEPARTURE
CARIBBEAN / GULF
volcanic peak in the Cascade Range of Oregon.
USS Mount Hood (AE-29) underway, aerial port beam view, September 1981, while en route to Cayalan Island, Philippines,
the location of the capsized Philippine destroyer escort ship RPS Datu Kalantiaw,(PS-76)
which had been overtaken by Typhoon Clara. by Fred Weiss
Kilauea Class Ammunition Ship: Laid down, 8 May 1967, at Bethlehem Steel Shipyard, Inc, Sparrows Point, MD.
Commissioned, USS Mount Hood (AE-29), 1 May 1971,
Decommissioned, transferred to the Maritime Administration, 10 August 1999
Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Displacement 9,340 t.(lt) 19,940 t.(fl) Length 564' Beam 81' Draft 29' Speed 20 kts.
Complement MSC 125 -133 Civilian Mariners Naval Detachment 30
Cargo Capacity 60,000 cu ft 6,000DWT
Armament USS - four twin 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mounts USNS - none
Aircraft two MH60S Seahawk helicopters. Propulsion one General Electric turbine
 Foster-Wheeler 600psi boilers; single six blade fixed propeller, 22,000shp.