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Kilauea

 

An active volcano on the Island of Hawaii.

 

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Kilauea (AE-4) was renamed Mount Baker (q.v.) 17 March 1943.

 

(AB-26: dp. 20,500; l. 564'; b. 81'; S. 20 k.; a. 8 3"; cl. Kilauea)

 

Kilauea (AE-26) was laid down 10 March 1966 by General Dynamics Corp., Quincy Div., Quincy, Mass.; launched 9 August 1967; sponsored by Mrs. Michael J. Kirwin, wife of Representative Kirwin of Ohio; and will be completed by early 1968.

 

Once commissioned, the ammunition ship will deliver ammunition and limited quantities of freight, mail, and passengers to the Pacific Fleet at sea and in port.