USS Roanoke (AOR-7)
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|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.|
|Class and type:||Wichita-class replenishment oiler|
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|
• 2 × Phalanx CIWS|
• 1 × Sea Sparrow missile system (NSSMS)
|Aircraft carried:||2 × CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters|
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 includes 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. http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/GSBO/index.html. Retrieved 2009-04-28.
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