Bethlehem Steel Shipbuilding Division
Military (Non Commercial)
USS Mount Hood is a U.S. Navy Kilauea-class ammunition ship. It was the second Navy ship named after Mount Hood, a volcano in Oregon’s Cascade Range. The ship was laid down on May 8, 1967 by Bethlehem Steel Corp., Sparrows Point, Maryland. It was launched on July 17, 1968, and commissioned on May 1, 1971.
The ship was homeported in Concord, California. Unlike its seven sister ships in the Kilauea class, the ship was never transferred to the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command.
Mount Hood was decommissioned in August of 1999 and held in reserve at Bremerton, Washington before being moved in October of that year to the Maritime Administration’s Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet in Benicia, California. MARAD accepted title of the vessel from the Navy on November 29, 2001. The vessel was sold for dismantlement on August 21, 2013.
Navy History and Heritage Command's Dictionary of American Fighting Ships entry for USS Mount Hood.
Accepted title from US Navy.
Cleared Historic Review
California SHPO cleared the ship for disposal on this date.
Sold for dismantlement
Departed under domestic sale contract.
No status cards for this vessel