Specifications & Facts

Designation: Ammunition Ship

Primary Mission: Ammunition ships keep the fleet supplied with ammunition and  ordnance, independently or with other combat logistic ships. Ammunition is delivered by slings on ship-to-ship cables (UNREP), and by helicopters (VERTREP).

Class:  Kilauea

Homeports

  • Naval Station Davisville, RI
  • Naval Weapons Station Charleston- Goose Creek, SC

Builder:  BETHLEHEM/SPARROWS

Keel laid:  12/20/66

Commissioned:  07/11/70

Decommissioned (transferred to MSC): 09/30/98

Retired from MSC: 8/5/05

Scrapped: 2007

 

Specifications

Overall Length: 564 ft

Beam: 81 ft

Max Navigational Draft: 27 ft

Draft Limit: 28 ft

Light Displacement: 10073 tons

Full Displacement: 19646 tons

Dead Weight: 9573 tons

Propulsion: Steam Turbines

Max Speed: 20 knots

Defensive Systems:

  • (2) Phalanx CIWS Gun Mounts
  • (2) 3″ / 50 Twin Gun Mounts
  • (4) Chaff Launchers
  • (2) 22mm Gun Mounts
  • Towed Anti-Torpedo Decoy

Compliment

Ship’s Company: 403

  • (28) Officers
  • (375) Enlisted
  • Departments: 5
  • Divisions: 20

Detachments: 2

  • Helicopter Squadron
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal

Aircraft: 2

  • (2) CH46D Sea Knight Cargo Support Helicopters

Smallcraft: 5

  • (2) Utility Boats
  • Motor Whale Boat
  • Officers’ Boat
  • Captain’s Gig