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USNS Kiska (T-AE 35)

- formerly AE 35 -
- Military Sealift Command -
- deactivated -



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
Armament: none
Crew: 125 civilians, 55 naval personnel (including a helicopter detachment)


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Crew List:

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.


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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].



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