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USS Mount Baker AE-34

Commissioned 22 July 1972 as USS Mount Baker (AE-34) and entered service with the Atlantic Fleet. On July 20, 2009, the Navy announced that the ship would be inactivated on August 2, 2010.[2] She was laid up at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility in Philadelphia, PA waiting to be sunk as a target, but she was apparently sold for scrapping circa June 2012 & towed to Brownsville, TX for dismantling, circa July 7, 2012.

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Comment by Jason Scott Cordova on July 1, 2014 at 2:15pm

USNS Mount Baker was one of Military Sealift Command's four Ammunition Ships and part of the 41 ships in Military Sealift Command's Naval Fleet.

The USNS Mount Baker was deployed with the Truman battle group in 2002-2003 in support of the Global War on Terrorism.

The battle group was commanded by Rear Adm. John D. Stufflebeem. Units in the group included Harry S. Truman with Carrier Air Wing 3 and Commander, Destroyer Squadron 22 embarked; guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56); guided-missile destroyers USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79), USS Mitscher (DDG 57) and USS Donald Cook (DDG 75); destroyers USS Briscoe (DD 977) and USS Deyo (DD 989); guided-missile frigate USS Hawes (FFG 53); and oilers USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) and USNS Mount Baker (T-AE 34).

In addition, HC-6 Det 5 was the second squadron to deploy operationally with two MH-60S. aboard the Mount Baker.

The multi-mission Sikorsky MH-60S Nighthawk is the US Navy's newly designed helicopter, which entered service in February 2002. The purpose of the MH-60S helicopters is, to carry out missions such as vertical replenishment, combat search and rescue, special warfare support and airborne mine countermeasures.



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