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USS Mount Hood (AE-29)

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Mount Hood heading out of San Diego Bay on 30 September 1997
United States
NameMount Hood (AE-29)
NamesakeMount Hood
Awarded28 January 1966
BuilderBethlehem Steel Corporation
Laid down8 May 1967
Launched17 July 1968
Sponsored byMrs. Robert A. Frosch
Commissioned1 May 1971
Decommissioned10 August 1999
Stricken10 August 1999
MottoArma Pro Armada
Nickname(s)"The Good Hood"
General characteristics
Class and typeKilauea-class ammunition ship
  • Light: 10,312 tons
  • Full load: 18,664 tons
Length564 ft (172 m)
Beam81 ft (25 m)
Draft27 ft (8.2 m)
Propulsion3 Foster-Wheeler boilers; 600 psi; 870 °F; 1 turbine, 22,000 hp; Automated Propulsion System (APS); One six-bladed propeller
Speed20 knots (37 km/h)
  • 28 officers
  • 390 enlisted
Armament.50-caliber, 25 mm Chain Gun
Aircraft carried2 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 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, Texas, to be dismantled.


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