USNS KISKA was the eighth and final ship in the KILAUEA - class of Ammunition Ships. Decommissioned on August 1, 1996, the KISKA was transferred to the Military Sealift Command (MSC) the same day and her hull number was changed to T-AE 35. She continued to operate under Military Sealift Command's control until she was deactivated at Pearl Harbor, Hi., on January 13, 2011.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: March 8, 1968|
|Keel laid: April 8, 1971|
|Launched: March 11, 1972|
|Commissioned: December 16, 1972|
|Decommissioned: August 1, 1996|
|MSC "in service": August 1, 1996|
|Deactivated: January 13, 2011|
|Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, MS|
|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|
|Crew: 125 civilians, 55 naval personnel (including a helicopter detachment)|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USNS KISKA. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
USNS KISKA Image Gallery:
The photo below was taken by Karl-Heinz Ahles when USNS KISKA was inport San Diego, Calif., in October 1997.
The photos below were taken by me and show the KISKA laid up at Pearl Harbor, Hi., on March 6, 2012. There, the KISKA (center) is laid up alongside her sistership SHASTA (T-AE 33)[right].