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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    Kilauea Class Ammunition Ship
    Keel Laid May 8 1967 - Launched July 17 1968

    Commissioned May 1 1971 - Decommissioned August 10 1999

    Struck from Naval Register August 10 1999

Naval Covers

This section lists active links to the pages displaying covers associated with the ship. There should be a separate set of pages for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). Covers should be presented in chronological order (or as best as can be determined).

Since a ship may have many covers, they may be split among many pages so it doesn't take forever for the pages to load. Each page link should be accompanied by a date range for covers on that page.

  1. Covers Page 1    (1971)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). Within each set, the postmarks should be listed in order of their classification type. If more than one postmark has the same classification, then they should be further sorted by date of earliest known usage.

A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
>>> If you have a better example for any of the postmarks, please feel free to replace the existing example.


Postmark Type
Killer Bar Text

Date From
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image


Locy Type
FDPS 2(n)


First Day of Postal Service, R/S ship's cachet


Locy Type
2(n) (USS)




Locy Type
LDC 2-1n


Decommissioning, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


Other Information

MOUNT HOOD earned the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, two (2) Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbons, four (4) Navy Battle "E" Ribbons, two (2) Navy Expeditionary Medals, two (2) National Defense Service Medals, three (3) Armed Forces Expeditionary Medals, the Vietnam Service Medal (w/ 1 Campaign star), the Southwest Asia Service Medal, two (2) Humanitarian Service Medals, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait) during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - A volcanic peak in the Cascade Range of Oregon.

Two ships of the US Navy have been named MOUNT HOOD - USS Mount Hood AE-11 and USS Mount Hood AE-29.



If you have images or information to add to this page, then either contact the Curator or edit this page yourself and add it. See Editing Ship Pages for detailed information on editing this page.


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