USS MOUNT HOOD was the fourth ship in the KILAUEA class of ammunition ships and the second ship in the fleet to bear the name of the extinct volcano in the Cascade Mountain Range of Oregon. The "Good Hood" as it was called by the ships it served, was deployed to the Western Pacific for the first time on 27 April 1972, and has completed three war-time and thirteen peace-time cruises since that time. MOUNT HOOD was last homeported in Concord, Calif. Decommissioned on August 10, 1999, the MOUNT HOOD was subsequently held in reserve at Bremerton, Wash. Later, she was towed to Suisun Bay, Benicia, Calif., where she is still laid up awaiting final disposal.
|General Characteristics:||Keel laid: May 8, 1967|
|Launched: July 17, 1968|
|Commissioned: May 1, 1971|
|Decommissioned: August 10, 1999|
|Builder: Bethlehem Steel Corp., Sparrows Point, Baltimore, Md.|
|Propulsion system: 3 Foster-Wheeler boilers; 600 psi (42.3kg/cm²); 870°F (467°C); 1 turbine, 22,000 hp (16.4 MW); Automated Propulsion System (APS)|
|Propellers: one (six bladed)|
|Length: 564,3 feet (172 meters)|
|Beam: 81 feet (24.7 meters)|
|Draft: 28 feet (8.5 meters)|
|Displacement: approx. 20,000 tons full load|
|Speed: 20 knots|
|Aircraft: two CH-46 helicopters|
|Armament: two 20mm Phalanx CIWS, four machine guns|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS MOUNT HOOD. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
USS MOUNT HOOD Cruise Books:
Notes of Interest:
USS MOUNT HOOD had 2 refrigerators for ships stores (RAS), 7 replenishment stations for (CONREP), 7 100,000 gallon fuel tanks ( 2,500 tons) and a 60,000 cubic feet cargo area able to hold 6,000 tons of munitions.
USS MOUNT HOOD Image Gallery:
The photos below were taken by me and show the MOUNT HOOD laid-up at Suisun Bay, Calif., on March 27, 2010.