USS Mount Hood (AE-29)
Mount Hood heading out of San Diego Bay on 30 September 1997
|Name:||Mount Hood (AE-29)|
|Awarded:||28 January 1966|
|Builder:||Bethlehem Steel Corporation|
|Laid down:||8 May 1967|
|Launched:||17 July 1968|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. Robert A. Frosch|
|Commissioned:||1 May 1971|
|Decommissioned:||10 August 1999|
|Struck:||10 August 1999|
|Motto:||Arma Pro Armada|
|Nickname(s):||"The Good Hood"|
|Status:||Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet|
|Class and type:||Kilauea-class ammunition ship|
|Length:||564 ft (172 m)|
|Beam:||81 ft (25 m)|
|Draft:||27 ft (8.2 m)|
|Propulsion:||3 Foster-Wheeler boilers; 600 psi; 870 °F; 1 turbine, 22,000 hp; Automated Propulsion System (APS); One six-bladed propeller|
|Speed:||20 knots (37 km/h)|
|Armament:||.50-caliber, 25 mm Chain Gun|
|Aircraft carried:||2 CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters|
Mount Hood was laid down 8 May 1967 by Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Sparrows Point, Maryland; launched 17 July 1968; sponsored by Mrs. Robert A. Frosch, wife of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research and Development; and was commissioned on 1 May 1971. She was homeported in Concord, California.
Unlike her seven sister ships of the Kilauea class, she was never transferred to the Military Sealift Command. She was decommissioned in August 1999 and held in reserve at Bremerton, Washington before being moved in October 1999 to Suisun Bay, California.
She was sold for scrapping on 21 August 2013 and placed under tow 5 September 2013 to Brownsville, TX to be dismantled.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.
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