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USS Haleakala (AE-25)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Sierra - Lima
NDSL
JANAP Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign - Chariot (W)hiskey - Section 6A of JANAP 119(F) 1968
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Unit Commendation - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation - National Defense Service Medal (2)
Second Row - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (1-Op. Frequent Wind) - Vietnam Service Medal (13) - Southwest Asia Service Medal
Third Row - Humanitarian Service Medal (1-Frequent Wind) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal - Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)


Nitro Class Ammunition Ship:
  • Laid down, date unknown, at Bethlehem Steel Shipyard, Inc, Sparrows Point, MD.
  • Launched, 17 February 1959
  • Commissioned, USS Haleakala (AE-25), 3 November 1959, CAPT. Miles P. Refo, III, USN in command
  • During the Vietnam War USS Haleakala participated in the following campaigns:

    Vietnam War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Vietnam Defense
    20 to 24 December 1965
    Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969
    15 to 31 July 1969
    23 August to 1 September 1969
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive
    25 to 30 December 1965
    7 to 19 and 29 to 30 January 1966
    6 to 16 February 1966
    27 February to 8 March 1966
    17 to 24 and 26 to 27 March 1966
    7 to 16 April 1966
    11 to 22 May 1966
    3 to 18 June 1966
    Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970
    9 November to 2 December 1969
    13 to 24 December 1969
    29 December 1969 to 1 January 1970
    8 to 17 January 1970
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase II
    9 to 21 July 1966
    6 to 12 August 1966
    11 to 29 April 1967
    12 to 31 May 1967
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VII
    13 to 27 November 1970
    6 to 18 and 28 December 1970
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase III
    16 June to 1 July 1967
    14 July to 4 August 1967
    24 August to 10 September 1967
    1 to 14 October 1967
    Consolidation I
    25 to 30 November 1971
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase IV
    22 May to 3 June 1968
    11 to 21 and 29 to 30 June 1968
    Consolidation II
    1 to 3, 9 to 16 and 29 to 31 December 1971
    10 to 13 and 19 to 30 January 1972
    17 February to 2 March 1972
    9 to 22 March 1972
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase V
    1 to 21 July 1968
    26 July to 7 August 1968
    20 August to 3 September 1968
    13 to 22 September 1968
    30 September to 8 October 1968
    16 to 24 October 1968
    31 October to 1 November 1968
    Vietnam Ceasefire
    2 to 4, 13 to 18 and 25 to 29 April 1972
    6 to 27 May 1972
    7 to 22 June 1972
    2 to 11 and 20 to 29 July 1972
    6 to 13 August 1972
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VI
    2 to 4 November 1968
     

  • Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register, 10 December 1993
  • Disposed of via title transfer to MARAD, 24 March 1994 for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet;
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1994
  • USS Haleakala earned 13 campaign stars for Vietnam War service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 9,050 t.(lt) 15,688 t.(fl)
    Length 512'
    Beam 72'
    Draft 27'
    Speed 19 kts.
    Complement
    28 officers
    331 enlisted
    Armament four twin 3"/50 gun mounts
    Propulsion
    one steam turbine
    two boilers
    single propeller, 16.000shp

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    Haleakala 354k USS Haleakala (AE-25) underway shortly before entering Todd Shipyards, Corp., Seattle, WA. yard for "FAST automatic transfer" modification, 28 February 1964.
    US Navy photo
    CDR. Louis D. Chirillo USN Ret
    Haleakala 104k USS Haleakala (AE-25) and USS Leonard F. Mason (DD-852) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, February 1964.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Haleakala 30k US Haleakala (AE-25) and USS Virgo (AE-30) steaming together in the late 1960s, location unknown. Bill Toohey ETC USN Ret USS Haleakala Feb 66 - Nov 68.
    Haleakala 15k USS Haleakala (AE-25) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    "AE" Association
    web site
    Haleakala 227k USS Haleakala (AE-25) rearming USS Intrepid (CVS-11) in the South China Sea, circa March-April 1966.
    US Navy photo
    Bill Toohey ETC USN Ret USS Haleakala Feb 66-Nov 68.
    Haleakala 345k USS Haleakala (AE-25) Commanding Officer CAPT. John A. Gray USN receives a lei from 10 year old Susan Butler upon the ship's return to the US from a 10 month deployment, 12 September 1966. Susan Butler is the daughter of CPO David D.Butler.
    Photo courtesy Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum,
    Darryl Baker
    Haleakala 118k USS Haleakala (AE-25) rearming USS Henry W. Tucker (DD-875) left, and USS Ticonderoga (CVA-14) right, off the coast of Vietnam, circa January-March 1966.
    US Navy photo
    Bill Toohey ETC USN Ret USS Haleakala Feb 66 - Nov 68.
    Haleakala 277k USS Haleakala (AE-25) arriving at the Naval Ammunition Pier, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, 12 September 1966 upon her return from WESTPAC deployment. USS Firedrake (AE-14) is aft of Haleakala.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum, File name AE 25 Sep 12 1966.
    Darryl Baker
    Haleakala 154k USS Haleakala (AE-25) resupplying a Coast Guard cutter off the coast of Vietnam, date unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Bill Toohey ETC USN Ret USS Haleakala Feb 66 - Nov 68.
    Haleakala 86k USS Haleakala (AE-25) underway during a replenishment at sea with USS Allen M. Sumner (DD-692) in the Tonkin Gulf, 1967. Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Haleakala 100k USS Haleakala (AE-25) moored at WepSta Cubi Point, Philippines, circa June-July 1967.
    US Navy photo
    Bill Toohey ETC USN Ret USS Haleakala Feb 66 - Nov 68.
    Haleakala 371k USS Haleakala (AE-25) underway, 29 April 1968, location unknown.
    DVIC photo # DN-SC-86-00175 by PH2 T.F. O`Sullivan, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the Defense Visual Information Center.
    Bill Gonyo
    Haleakala 451k USS Haleakala (AE-25) underway, circa 1970s, location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum, File name AE 25 Circa 1970.
    Darryl Baker
    Haleakala 382k USS Haleakala (AE-25) underway, 15 February 1970, location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum, File name AE 25 Feb 15 1970 .
    Darryl Baker
    Haleakala 23k USS Haleakala (AE-25) anchored at US Naval Weapons Station, Subic Bay, P.I., 1976. Joe Connell
    Goodhue 62k USS Haleakala (AE-25) in a shipyard at San Francisco, CA., September 1978. In the drydock in the background is ex-USS Goodhue (APA-107) in commercial service as the Matson Lines SS Hawaiian Citizen. Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    Haleakala 212k USS Haleakala (AE-25) at anchor off Singapore, 12 April 1992.
    Photo by Simon Olsen.
    Chris Howell, Southland Ship Stores Limited, Port of Bluff, N.Z.
    Haleakala 54k USS Haleakala (AE-25) moored to a buoy at Hong Kong, 1992. William Chiu
    Haleakala 62k USS Haleakala (AE-25) moored to a buoy at Hong Kong, 1992. William Chiu
    Haleakala 59k USS Haleakala (AE-25) underway, date and location unknown.
    ©Marine Photos, San Diego, CA.
    Mike Smolinski
    Haleakala 142k USS Haleakala (AE-25) underway in harbor, date and location unknown. Richard Mller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Haleakala 59k USS Haleakala (AE-25) Master-at-Arms badge. Jack Treutle
    Haleakala 59k USS Haleakala (AE-25) Welcome Aboard pamphlet, circa 1977-79. Jack Treutle

    USS Haleakala Additional Ships Patches
    Haleakala
    Contributed by Mike Smolinski
    Haleakala
    Contributed by Mike Smolinski
    Haleakala
    Contributed by Tommy Trampp


    For more photos and information about USS Haleakala, see:
  • Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
  • Nitro Class Ammunition Ships of the United States Navy
  • AE/AOE Sailors Association
  • Commanding Officers

  • Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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