USS MOUNT BAKER AE-34 AMMUNITION SHIP MILITARY PATCH
SIZE: 5" x 3 1/4"
Embroidered with a Heat Sealed Backing
USNS Mount Baker (T-AE-34) is the seventh of eight Kilauea-class ammunition ships, currently in service with the Military Sealift Command. She is the second U.S. Navy ship to bear the name, and is named for Mount Baker, a volcano in the Cascade Range of Washington. Ammunition ships operated by Military Sealift Command provide logistic support to US Navy ships at sea. Mount Baker was built by Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Mississippi. She was commissioned 22 July 1972 as USS Mount Baker (AE-34) and entered service with the Atlantic Fleet. On 18 December 1996, Mount Baker decommissioned and was placed in service with the Military Sealift Command. The ship's designation was changed to T-AE-34. She remains in service, providing ammunition onload and offload support to U.S. Navy ships operating in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans and the Mediterranean. On July 20, 2009, the Navy announced that the ship would be inactivated on August 2, 2010. She is presently laid up at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility in Philadelphia, Pa., awaiting to be sunk as a target.