USNS Kiska (T-AE-35)

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USNS Kiska in the Persian Gulf, 2003
USNS Kiska in the Persian Gulf, 2003
United States
Name: Kiska
Awarded: March 8, 1968[1]
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding[1]
Laid down: April 8, 1971[1]
Launched: March 11, 1972[1]
Commissioned: December 16, 1972[1]
Decommissioned: August 1, 1996[1]
In service: August 1, 1996
Struck: January 15, 2011
Status: Disposed of by Navy title transfer to the Maritime Administration
General characteristics
Class and type: Kilauea-class ammunition ship
Displacement: 19,940 long tons[2]
Length: 564 feet[2]
Beam: 81 feet[2]
Draft: 28 feet[2]
Propulsion: 3 Foster-Wheeler boilers; 600 psi (42.3kg/cm²); 870°F (467°C); 1 turbine, 22,000 hp (16.4 MW); Automated Propulsion System (APS)
Speed: 20.0 knots[2]
Complement: 125 civilians, 55 naval personnel [2]
Armament: none
Aircraft carried: Two CH-46 helicopters

The USNS Kiska (T-AE-35), ex-USS Kiska (AE-35) was one of five ammunition ships operated by Military Sealift Command of the Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force. The ship was laid down on 8 April 1971 at Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, MS as the USS Kiska (AE-35) and was launched on 11 March 1972. Originally commissioned on December 16, 1972 she was decommissioned on 1 August 1996, and that same day entered service with Military Sealift Command as the USNS Kiska (T-AE-35). She continued to operate under Military Sealift Command's control until she was deactivated at Pearl Harbor, Hi., on January 15, 2011. [3][4]Kiska is the eighth and final ship of the Kilauea-class ammunition ships. Kiska was disposed of by Navy title transfer to the Maritime Administration as of May 30, 2013.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "USNS Kiska". Naval Vessel Register. Retrieved 18 November 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Military Sealift Command 2007, Ship Inventory.
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