Year Built
Official Number
Ship Yard
Bethlehem Steel Shipbuilding Division
General Type
Military (Non Commercial)
Specific Type
Breakbulk (w/SEF)
Ship Length
564.0 feet
81.00 feet
Mast Height
Net Tons
Gross Tons
Cargo Capacity
Draft, Summer
28.00 tons
Draft, Lightweight
22.0 tons
Displacement, Summer
18664 tons
Displacement, Lightweight
10312 tons
Immersion, Summer
Immersion, Lightweight

Historical Narrative

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.

No Mission for this vessel

Historical Documents
Name Expand Download
MOUNT HOOD (AE-29) Booklet of Plans.pdf Default Generic Expand Image Default Generic Download Image


Event: Entry
Date: 8/17/1999

Event: Acquisition
Date: 11/29/2001

Accepted title from US Navy.
Event: Cleared Historic Review
Date: 6/21/2005

California SHPO cleared the ship for disposal on this date.
Event: Withdrawal
Date: 8/21/2013

Sold for dismantlement
Event: Withdrawal
Date: 8/21/2013

Departed under domestic sale contract.

Ship Imagery

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Status Cards

No status cards for this vessel


Date Type Name Expand Download
10/4/2016 Historical MOUNT HOOD (AE-29) Booklet of Plans.pdf Default Generic Expand Image Default Generic Download Image