USS ROANOKE  AOR-7

Named for Town and River
 ROANOKE

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Wichita Class Replenishment Oiler: Launched, 7 December 1974 at National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, CA.
Commissioned USS Roanoke (AOR-7), 30 October 1976. Decommissioned, 6 October 1995
Transfer to MARAD, 18 December 1998 and Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.


Specifications:   Displacement 14,048 t.(lt)  Length 659'  Beam 96'  Draft 37' (max.)  Speed 20 kts.
Complement: Officers 34  Enlisted 463    
Armament: [2] Phalanx Close-In-Weapons System (CIWS); Sparrow Missile System (NSSMS)
Aircraft: [2] CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters   Propulsion: [2] steam turbines  [3] boilers  twin propellers 7 rudders, 32,000shp



Roanoke will be towed by tug ELSBETH III through the Panama Canal as others have been!
See ElsbethIII's Voyage to Bay Area on the first days of Winter!

November 29, 2012


Dry Dock Scene at on November 30, 2012

Just after Wabash departed.

December 18, 2012 - for PHIL MATTINGLY


December 3, 2012  -   Roanoke moved into Drydock
 


 

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