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U.S.S. ROANOKE

(AOR-7)

DEDICATED TO SERVICE

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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
APR 1965 - Shellback Initiation - 24 APR 1965 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1974 - Keel Date: 19 JAN 1974
at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company San Diego
DEC 1974 - Launch Date: 7 DEC 1974
OCT 1976 - Commissioned: 30 OCT 1976
JAN 1978 - AUG 1978 West Pac
JUL 1978 - Shellback Initiation - 17 JUL 1978 - Pacific Ocean
JUL 1978 - Shellback Initiation - 17 JUL 1978 - Indian Ocean
NOV 1979 - JUN 1980 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
FEB 1981 - OCT 1981 West Pac
MAR 1981 - Shellback Initiation - 6 MAR 1981 - Indian Ocean
APR 1981 - DEC 1981 West Pac-Indian Ocean
OCT 1981 - MAY 1982 West Pac-Indian Ocean
DEC 1981 - SEP 1982 West Pac-Indian Ocean
OCT 1982 - APR 1983 West Pac
OCT 1984 - MAY 1985 West Pac-Indian Ocean
JAN 1985 - Shellback Initiation - 8 JAN 1985 - Indian Ocean
JAN 1985 - Shellback Initiation - 8 JAN 1985 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1985 - Shellback Initiation - 8 JAN 1985 - Indian Ocean
MAR 1985 - Shellback Initiation - 14 MAR 1985 - Indian Ocean
APR 1985 - OCT 1985 West Pac
AUG 1986 - APR 1987 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
AUG 1986 - FEB 1987 West Pac-Indian Ocean
OCT 1986 - Shellback Initiation - 2 OCT 1986 - Indian Ocean
JUL 1987 - Shellback Initiation - 10 JUL 1987 - Indian Ocean
JUL 1988 - Shellback Initiation - 25 JUL 1988 - Indian Ocean
JUL 1988 - DEC 1988 West Pac-Indian Ocean
JUL 1988 - Shellback Initiation - 22 JUL 1988 - Indian Ocean
JUL 1988 - Shellback Initiation - 25 JUL 1988 - Indian Ocean
JUL 1988 - Shellback Initiation - 22 JUL 1988 - Pacific Ocean
FEB 1990 - Shellback Initiation - 24 FEB 1990 - Pacific Ocean
FEB 1990 - APR 1990 Panama Canal
FEB 1990 - APR 1990 Cape Horn
JAN 1991 - JAN 1991 Desert Storm
JAN 1992 - AUG 1993 Desert Storm
JUN 1994 - DEC 1994 West Pac
OCT 1995 - 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]