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U.S.S. ROANOKE

(AOR-7)

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USS ROANOKE (AOR-7) - a Wichita-class replenishment oiler

In Commission 1976 to 1995

AOR-7 Deployments - Major Events

Add a AOR-7 Shellback Initiation Add a AOR-7 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR1965-Shellback Initiation - 24 APR 1965 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1974-Keel Date: 19 JAN 1974
at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company San Diego
DEC1974-Launch Date: 7 DEC 1974
OCT1976-Commissioned: 30 OCT 1976
JAN1978-AUG1978West Pac
JUL1978- Shellback Initiation - 17 JUL 1978 - Pacific Ocean
JUL1978-Shellback Initiation - 17 JUL 1978 - Indian Ocean
NOV1979-JUN1980West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
FEB1981-OCT1981West Pac
MAR1981-Shellback Initiation - 6 MAR 1981 - Indian Ocean
APR1981-DEC1981West Pac-Indian Ocean
OCT1981-MAY1982West Pac-Indian Ocean
DEC1981-SEP1982West Pac-Indian Ocean
OCT1982-APR1983West Pac
OCT1984-MAY1985West Pac-Indian Ocean
JAN1985-Shellback Initiation - 8 JAN 1985 - Indian Ocean
JAN1985-Shellback Initiation - 8 JAN 1985 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1985- Shellback Initiation - 8 JAN 1985 - Indian Ocean
MAR1985-Shellback Initiation - 14 MAR 1985 - Indian Ocean
APR1985-OCT1985West Pac
AUG1986-APR1987Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
AUG1986-FEB1987West Pac-Indian Ocean
OCT1986-Shellback Initiation - 2 OCT 1986 - Indian Ocean
JUL1987-Shellback Initiation - 10 JUL 1987 - Indian Ocean
JUL1988-Shellback Initiation - 25 JUL 1988 - Indian Ocean
JUL1988-DEC1988West Pac-Indian Ocean
JUL1988-Shellback Initiation - 22 JUL 1988 - Indian Ocean
JUL1988- Shellback Initiation - 25 JUL 1988 - Indian Ocean
JUL1988-Shellback Initiation - 22 JUL 1988 - Pacific Ocean
FEB1990-Shellback Initiation - 24 FEB 1990 - Pacific Ocean
FEB1990-APR1990Panama Canal
FEB1990-APR1990Cape Horn
JAN1991-JAN1991Desert Storm
JAN1992-AUG1993Desert Storm
JUN1994-DEC1994West Pac
OCT1995-Decommissioned: 6 OCT 1995

AOR-7 General Specifications

Class: Wichita-class replenishment oiler

Complement: 34 Officers and 463 Enlisted

Displacement: 14048 tons

Length: 659 feet

Beam: 96 feet

Draft: 37 feet

Final Disposition: Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet Suisun Bay



USS ROANOKE (AOR-7)



USS Roanoke (AOR-7) was a Wichita-class replenishment oiler of the United States Navy. Built by the National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, of San Diego, California, she was launched on 7 December 1974, and commissioned on 30 October 1976.

[Note: The above USS ROANOKE (AOR-7) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS ROANOKE (AOR-7), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]