USS Mount Hood (AE-29)

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Mount Hood heading out of San Diego Bay on 30 September 1997
History
United States
Name: Mount Hood (AE-29)
Namesake: Mount Hood
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
General characteristics
Class and type: Kilauea-class ammunition ship
Displacement:
  • Light: 10,312 tons
  • Full load: 18,664 tons
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)
Complement:
  • 28 officers
  • 390 enlisted
Armament: 50 cal., 20mm Chain Gun
Aircraft carried: 2 CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters

USS Mount Hood (AE-29) was a Kilauea-class ammunition ship in the United States Navy. She was the second Navy munitions ship to be named after Mount Hood, a volcano in the Cascade Range in Oregon.

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 where she presently remains.

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