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USS Mauna Kea (AE 22)
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Class: SURIBACHI (AE 21)
Design: SCB-114
Displacement (tons): 9,758t light, 15,688t full (AE 21)
Dimensions (feet): 511' oa, 486' wl x 72' e/wl x 28' max nav
Original armament: 8-3"/50 (4 twins)
Later armaments: (1966) 4-3"/50 (2 twins) (1970 in AE 25)
Complement: 20 officers, 324 enlisted (AE 21)
Speed (kts.): ##.#
Propulsion (HP): #,###
Machinery: Turbines, 1 screw

Construction:
AENameOrdBuilderKeelLaunchComm
21SURIBACHI4 Jun 1954Bethlehem Sparrows Point31 Jan 19552 Nov 195517 Nov 1956
22MAUNA KEA4 Jun 1954Bethlehem Sparrows Point16 May 19553 May 195630 Mar 1957
23NITRO23 Aug 1956Bethlehem Sparrows Point20 May 195725 Jun 19581 May 1959
24PYRO23 Aug 1956Bethlehem Sparrows Point21 Oct 19575 Nov 195824 Jul 1959
25HALEAKALA23 Aug 1956Bethlehem Sparrows Point10 Mar 195817 Feb 19593 Nov 1959

Disposition:
AENameTDecommStrikeDisposalFateMA Sale/Depart
21SURIBACHI2 Dec 199412 Dec 199631 Mar 2000MA/T8 Jun 2009
22MAUNA KEA30 Jun 199512 Dec 199618 Dec 1998MA/TTarget
23NITRO28 Apr 199514 Aug 199531 Mar 2000MA/T23 Jun 2008
24PYRO31 May 19948 Apr 199724 Feb 2001MA/T23 Nov 2011
25HALEAKALA10 Dec 199310 Dec 199329 Mar 1994Navy sale--

Class Notes:
SURIBACHI and MAUNA KEA had their two forward twin 3" mounts on the centerline, the later three had them side by side. All originally had two more mounts on the centerline aft, but these were soon replaced with a flight deck.

Ship Notes:
AENameMANotes
21SURIBACHIFY 1954. FAST conversion, SCB-232.63, ord 21 Jun 1963, Maryland SB/DD, start 1 Apr 1964, compl 15 Dec 1965 (completed fitting out). To MA custody 14 Dec 1999. MA accepted title for disposal 31 Mar 2000. Departed MA custody 17 Jun 2009 under sales contract with International Shipbreakers LLC of Brownsville, TX.
22MAUNA KEAFY 1954. FAST conversion, SCB-232.64, ord 26 Mar 1964, Lockheed, start 1 Mar 1965, compl 3 Jun 1966. To MA custody 2 Mar 1998. MA accepted title 18 Dec 1998. Towed from Concord, CA to Pearl in May 2006 for SINKEX, sunk as target 12 Jul 2006.
23NITROFY 1956. FAST conversion, SCB-232.64, ord 26 Mar 1964, Maryland SB/DD, start 5 Mar 1965, recomm & compl 31 Aug 1967. To MA custody 9 Feb 2000, MA accepted title for disposal 31 Mar 1900. Sold for scrap 23 Jun 2008 to ESCO Marine, Brownsville. Departed MA custody for scrapping at Brownsville 23 Jul 2008.
24PYROFY 1956. FAST conversion, SCB-232.64, ord 26 Mar 1964, Lockheed, start 12 Feb 1968, deliv 7 Nov 1968. To MA custody 17 Aug 2000, MA accepted title for disposal 24 Feb 2001. Departed MA custody 24 Jan 2012 under domestic sale to EMR's Southern Recycling in New Orleans, LA.
25HALEAKALAFY 1957. FAST conversion, SCB-232.63, ord 21 Jun 1963, Todd Seattle, start 28 Feb 1964, compl 26 Apr 1965.

Page Notes:
Compiled: 22 July 2021
© Stephen S. Roberts, 2021
Sources: DB, Maroon, NVR, PHS