Suribachi-class ammunition ship

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USS Suribachi (AE-21)
USS Suribachi
Class overview
Name: Suribachi class
Builders: Bethlehem Sparrows Point Shipyard
Operators:  United States Navy
Built: 1955–1957
In commission: 1956–1995
Completed: 2
Retired: 2
General characteristics
Type: Ammunition ship
Displacement: 9,758 long tons (9,915 t) light
15,688 long tons (15,940 t) full
Length: 512 ft (156 m)
Beam: 72 ft (22 m)
Draft: 28 ft (8.5 m)
Propulsion: 2 × boilers
Steam turbines
Single shaft
16,000 shp (11,931 kW)
Speed: 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)
Complement: 344
Armament: • 4 × twin 3"/50 caliber guns
Aviation facilities: Helicopter landing pad

The Suribachi-class ammunition ships are a class of two auxiliary vessels of the United States Navy. They were among the first specialized underway replenishment ships built after the Second World War. The Nitro-class ammunition ships are sometimes considered part of this class.

Mauna Kea was used for target practice in 2006, and Suribachi was scrapped in the summer of 2009.

Units[edit]

Ship Name Hull No. Builder Commission–
Decommission
Fate Link
Suribachi AE-21 Bethlehem Sparrows Point Shipyard 1956–1994 Sold for scrapping, 2009 [1]
Mauna Kea AE-22 Bethlehem Sparrows Point Shipyard 1957–1995 Sunk as target during RIMPAC, 12 July 2006 [2]