Suribachi-class ammunition ship
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|Builders:||Bethlehem Sparrows Point Shipyard|
|Operators:||United States Navy|
|Length:||512 ft (156 m)|
|Beam:||72 ft (22 m)|
|Draft:||28 ft (8.5 m)|
|Speed:||20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)|
|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.
|Ship Name||Hull No.||Builder||Commission–
|Suribachi||AE-21||Bethlehem Sparrows Point Shipyard||1956–1994||Sold for scrapping, 2009|||
|Mauna Kea||AE-22||Bethlehem Sparrows Point Shipyard||1957–1995||Sunk as target during RIMPAC, 12 July 2006|||
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