USS Roanoke (AOR-7)
|Builder:||National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego|
|Laid down:||19 January 1974|
|Launched:||7 December 1974|
|Commissioned:||30 October 1976|
|Decommissioned:||6 October 1995|
|Struck:||6 October 1995|
|Fate:||Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, California.|
|Status:||December, 2012 in Drydock 4 for cleaning at Mare Island, CA prior to towing for disassembly|
|Class & type:||Wichita-class replenishment oiler|
|Displacement:||14,048 long tons (14,273 t) light
39,790 long tons (40,429 t) full
|Length:||659 ft (201 m)|
|Beam:||96 ft (29 m)|
|Draft:||37 ft (11 m)|
|Propulsion:||3 × boilers, 2 × steam turbines, 2 × shafts, 32,000 shp (23,862 kW)|
|Speed:||20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)|
|Complement:||34 officers, 463 enlisted|
|Armament:||• 2 × Phalanx CIWS
• 1 × Sea Sparrow missile system (NSSMS)
|Aircraft carried:||2 × CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters|
USS Roanoke (AOR-7) was a Wichita-class replenishment oiler of the United States Navy. She was named after the city of Roanoke, Virginia and the Roanoke River, in keeping with the naming convention of her class.
The Roanoke was decommissioned on 6 October 1995, and struck from the Naval Vessel Register the same day.
- Joint Meritorious Unit Award
- 2 × Meritorious Unit Commendation
- 2 × Navy Expeditionary Medal (Iran/Indian Ocean)
- National Defense Service Medal
- Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
- Southwest Asia Service Medal
- Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)
- Photo gallery of Roanoke at NavSource Naval History
- This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- Wildenberg, Thomas (1996). Gray Steel and Black Oil: Fast Tankers and Replenishment at Sea in the U.S. Navy, 1912-1995. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. Retrieved 2009-04-28.
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