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U.S.S. MILWAUKEE

(AOR-2)

Service

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The USS MILWAUKEE (AOR-2), a Wichita-class replenishment oiler, was commissioned on 1 NOV 1969. Built by General Dynamics Corporation at Quincy, Massachusetts, USS MILWAUKEE was initial an Atlantic Fleet "Oiler" deployed to the Mediterranean, North Atlantic and Caribbean, before being called to the "West Pac" and duty off Vietnam in 1972-73. Returning to Atlantic Fleet in 1974, MILWAUKEE finished her service career, true to the acronym "A.O.R. - Always Out Replenishing". USS MILWAUKEE served her country for 24 years, 2 months and 26 days, until decommissioned on 27 JAN 1994. USS MILWAUKEE was laid up at the NISMF in Philadelphia, PA for fifteen years after decommissioning, then sold for scrapping in 2009.

The USS MILWAUKEE (AOR-2) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow:

AOR-2 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
NOV 1966 Keel Date: 29 NOV 1966
at General Dynamics Corporation Quincy MA
JAN 1969 Launch Date: 1 JAN 1969
NOV 1969 Commissioned: 1 NOV 1969
FEB 1971 - JUL 1972 Mediterranean
FEB 1971 - JUL 1971 Mediterranean
AUG 1971 - NOV 1971 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
AUG 1971 - NOV 1971 North Atlantic
JAN 1972 - JAN 1972 Guantanamo Bay
JUN 1972 - Shellback Initiation - 15 JUN 1972 - Pacific Ocean
JUN 1972 - OCT 1972 Mediterranean
OCT 1972 - Shellback Initiation - 22 OCT 1972 - Atlantic Ocean
OCT 1972 - MAR 1973 West Pac-Viet Nam
OCT 1972 - Shellback Initiation - 22 OCT 1972 - Atlantic Ocean
OCT 1972 - Shellback Initiation - 22 OCT 1972 - Atlantic Ocean
DEC 1972 - DEC 1972 SecNav John Warner boards Milwaukee
DEC 1972 - DEC 1972 Won Atlantic Fleet Arleigh Burke Trophy Award
MAR 1973 - Shellback Initiation - 16 MAR 1973 - Atlantic Ocean
SEP 1973 - FEB 1974 Dry Dock
APR 1974 - APR 1974 Guantanamo Bay
MAY 1974 - NOV 1974 Mediterranean
MAY 1975 - Shellback Initiation - 6 MAY 1975 - Atlantic Ocean
JUL 1976 - FEB 1977 Mediterranean
JUN 1977 - JUL 1977 Queens Silver Jublee
MAR 1978 - SEP 1979 Mediterranean
JAN 1982 - AUG 1982 Mediterranean
AUG 1982 - SEP 1982 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
MAR 1983 - NOV 1983 Mediterranean-Lebanon
APR 1984 - JUL 1984 North Atlantic
JUN 1986 - NOV 1986 Mediterranean
FEB 1988 - AUG 1988 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
MAR 1988 - AUG 1988 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN 1990 - SEP 1990 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAY 1991 - DEC 1991 Mediterranean
JUN 1991 - DEC 1991 Mediterranean
JAN 1994 Decommissioned: 27 JAN 1994

AOR-2 General Specifications

Class: Wichita-class replenishment oiler

Named for: The city of Milwaukee

Complement: 34 Officers and 463 Enlisted

Displacement: 14048 tons

Length: 659 feet

Beam: 96 feet

Flank Speed: 20 knots

Final Disposition: Transferred to Maritime Administration 24 February 2001



USS MILWAUKEE (AOR-2)



The fourth Milwaukee (AOR‑2) was laid down 29 November 1966 by General Dynamics Corp., Quincy Yard, Quincy, Mass.; launching scheduled 3 January 1970, to be sponsored by Mrs. Henry Haier, wife of the Mayor of Milwaukee.

Milwaukee (AOR‑2) is the second of a new class of multipurpose replenishment ships being constructed for the Navy. Once in commission, she will operate independently or as a unit of a fast underway replenishment task group. Cargo space and underway transfer equipment is provided for petroleum products, refrigerated and special weapons. She carries the most advanced fueling‑at‑sea equipment and has a rapid cargo discharge capability enhanced by a landing‑launching area for a replenishment helicopter.

[Note: The above USS MILWAUKEE (AOR-2) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS MILWAUKEE (AOR-2), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]