USS Mount Baker AE-34 Navy Department Official Mail August 28, 1980 w/Enclosure
USS Mount Baker AE-34 Navy Department Official Mail August 28, 1980 w/Enclosure concerning the ship's cachet
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.
In 1976, the Chief of Naval Operations authorized the testing of the LAMPS MK III System aboard her flight deck. Later that year, Mount Baker gave support to rescue operations of the Navy's nuclear-powered submersible (NR-1). In 1977, she was awarded the Battle E as the best ammunition ship in the Atlantic Fleet.