US Kilauea class

Support Ship


Support Ship Kilauea class

As Ammunition ships they carry and deliver all kinds of ammunition utilizing helicopters for vertical replenishment (VERTREP) as well seven stations for conventional connected replenishment (CONREP).
They are intended to be replaced by the new Lewis and Clark class

    Derivatives / Succeeded by
US Lewis and Clark class 2006


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11900light (tn)
20000full load (tn)
171length (m)
25beam (m)
9.40draught (m)
20max speed (knots)
22000power (shp)
3Naval Engine boilers
2Naval Engine steam turbines
1Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm
1Chaff and decoys Mark 36 SRBOC
1Naval Radar surface search radar AN/SPS-10


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US United States Naval Aviation B-V 107M H-46 Sea Knight 22
US United States Naval Aviation Sikorsky S-70 H-60 12

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US Bethlehem Sparrows Point - 2
US Fore River Shipyard - 2
US Ingalls Shipbuilding - 4

List of Ships

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USUS NavyAE-26USS KilaueaNSHI19681980
T-AE-26 USNS Kilauea 19802008
USUS NavyAE-27USS ButteNWUO19681996
T-AE-27 USNS Butte 19962004
USUS NavyAE-28USS Santa BarbaraNDXU19701998
T-AE-28 USNS Santa Barbara 19982005
USUS NavyAE-29USS Mount HoodNWZR19711999
USUS NavyAE-32USS FlintNFPW19711995
T-AE-32 USNS Flint 1995--
USUS NavyAE-33USS ShastaNRNC19721997
T-AE-33 USNS Shasta 19972011
USUS NavyAE-34USS Mount BakerNZHN19721996
T-AE-34 USNS Mount Baker 19962010
USUS NavyAE-35USS KiskaNMFC19721996
T-AE-35 USNS Kiska 19962011
USUS NavyT-AKE-1Lewis and Clark class USNS Lewis and Clark2006--
USUS NavyT-AKE-2Lewis and Clark class USNS Sacagawea2007--
USUS NavyT-AKE-3Lewis and Clark class USNS Alan Shepard2007--
USUS NavyT-AKE-4Lewis and Clark class USNS Richard E. Byrd2008--
USUS NavyT-AKE-5Lewis and Clark class USNS Robert E. PearyNPEA2008--
USUS NavyT-AKE-6Lewis and Clark class USNS Amelia Earhart2008--
USUS NavyT-AKE-7Lewis and Clark class USNS Carl BrashearNBRS2009--
USUS NavyT-AKE-8Lewis and Clark class USNS Wally Schirra2009--
USUS NavyT-AKE-9Lewis and Clark class USNS Matthew Perry2010--
USUS NavyT-AKE-10Lewis and Clark class USNS Charles Drew2010--
USUS NavyT-AKE-11Lewis and Clark class USNS Washington Chambers2011--
USUS NavyT-AKE-12Lewis and Clark class USNS William McLean2011--
USUS NavyT-AKE-13Lewis and Clark class USNS Medgar EversNVRS2012--
USUS NavyT-AKE-14Lewis and Clark class USNS Cesar Chavez2012--

22 units


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1965-mar-30OrderedUS AE-27 USS Butte
1965-mar-30OrderedUS AE-26 USS Kilauea
1966-jan-28OrderedUS AE-29 USS Mount Hood
1966-mar-10Laid downUS AE-26 USS Kilauea
1966-jul-21Laid downUS AE-27 USS Butte
1966-dec-30Laid downUS AE-28 USS Santa Barbara
1967-may-8Laid downUS AE-29 USS Mount Hood
1967-aug-9LaunchedUS AE-26 USS Kilauea
1967-aug-9LaunchedUS AE-27 USS Butte
1968-jan-23LaunchedUS AE-28 USS Santa Barbara
1968-mar-8OrderedUS AE-33 USS Shasta
1968-mar-8OrderedUS AE-34 USS Mount Baker
1968-mar-8OrderedUS AE-35 USS Kiska
1968-jul-17LaunchedUS AE-29 USS Mount Hood
1968-aug-10CommissionedUS AE-26 USS Kilauea
1968-dec-14CommissionedUS AE-27 USS Butte
1969-aug-4Laid downUS AE-32 USS Flint
1969-nov-10Laid downUS AE-33 USS Shasta
1970-jul-11CommissionedUS AE-28 USS Santa Barbara
1970-oct-5Laid downUS AE-34 USS Mount Baker
1970-nov-9LaunchedUS AE-32 USS Flint
1971-apr-3LaunchedUS AE-33 USS Shasta
1971-apr-8Laid downUS AE-35 USS Kiska
1971-may-1CommissionedUS AE-29 USS Mount Hood
1971-oct-23LaunchedUS AE-34 USS Mount Baker
1971-nov-20CommissionedUS AE-32 USS Flint
1972-feb-4CommissionedUS AE-33 USS Shasta
1972-mar-11LaunchedUS AE-35 USS Kiska
1972-jul-22CommissionedUS AE-34 USS Mount Baker
1972-dec-16CommissionedUS AE-35 USS Kiska
1980-oct-1DecommissionedUS AE-26 USS Kilauea
1980-oct-1Fate: transferedUS AE-26 USS Kilauea to T-AE-26 USNS Kilauea
1980-oct-1CommissionedUS T-AE-26 USNS Kilauea
1982-julUS AE-34 USS Mount Baker Part of US Sixth Fleet operations in the Mediterranean, refueled USS Vreeland FF-1068
1983-feb-28AircraftUS AE-28 USS Santa Barbara Near Diego Garcia, accident HH-46 152508
1986-sepUS AE-28 USS Santa Barbara Deployed to Med.
1991-febUS AE-32 USS Flint Operation Desert Shield/Storm
1995-aug-4DecommissionedUS AE-32 USS Flint
1995-aug-4Fate: transferedUS AE-32 USS Flint to T-AE-32 USNS Flint
1996-jun-3DecommissionedUS AE-27 USS Butte
1996-jun-3Fate: transferedUS AE-27 USS Butte to T-AE-27 USNS Butte
1996-aug-1DecommissionedUS AE-35 USS Kiska
1996-aug-1Fate: transferedUS AE-35 USS Kiska to T-AE-35 USNS Kiska
1996-dec-18DecommissionedUS AE-34 USS Mount Baker
1996-dec-18Fate: transferedUS AE-34 USS Mount Baker to T-AE-34 USNS Mount Baker
1997-oct-1DecommissionedUS AE-33 USS Shasta
1997-oct-1Fate: transferedUS AE-33 USS Shasta to T-AE-33 USNS Shasta
1997-oct-1CommissionedUS T-AE-33 USNS Shasta
1998-sep-30DecommissionedUS AE-28 USS Santa Barbara
1998-sep-30Fate: transferedUS AE-28 USS Santa Barbara to T-AE-28 USNS Santa Barbara
1999-aug-10DecommissionedUS AE-29 USS Mount Hood
1999-aug-10StruckUS AE-29 USS Mount Hood
1999-aug-15Port VisitUS T-AE-26 USNS Kilauea visited Pattaya, Thailand with HC-8 HH-46D 150962 / RB-10 embarked
1999-octFate: transferedUS AE-29 USS Mount Hood reserve fleet at Suisun Bay, California.
2004-may-24StruckUS T-AE-27 USNS Butte
2005-aug-5StruckUS T-AE-28 USNS Santa Barbara
2006-jul-3Fate: sunkUS T-AE-27 USNS Butte as a target by SSN USS San Juan
2008-sepDecommissionedUS T-AE-26 USNS Kilauea
2009-jul-20US T-AE-34 USNS Mount Baker inactivated on 02aug10 announced
2010-aug-2DecommissionedUS T-AE-34 USNS Mount Baker to reserve fleet
2011-jan-15DecommissionedUS T-AE-35 USNS Kiska
2011-apr-29DecommissionedUS T-AE-33 USNS Shasta to reserve fleet

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