USS Roanoke was the seventh and final ship in the Wichita-class of replenishment oilers, a type of fuel tanker. Decommissioned and removed from the Navy list on October 6, 1995, Roanoke is now stored at the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet in Benicia, California, awaiting final disposal.
- October 29, 1984: the USS Roanoke ran aground near the entrance to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, after suffering a steering casualty.
- July 2, 1986: the USS Roanoke collided with the Liberian oil tanker Mint Prosperity while entering the port of Long Beach, California.
TYPE: Replenishment Oiler
LAUNCHED: December 7, 1974
LENGTH: 659 feet
WEIGHT: 14, 048 tons
SPEED: 20 knots
AIRCRAFT: Two CH-46 Sea Knight Helicopters
BUILT: National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, California
On loan from the Historical Society of Western Virginia