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USS Milwaukee (AOR 2)

- decommissioned -



USS MILWAUKEE was the second ship in the WICHITA - class of replenishment oilers. Decommissioned on January 27, 1994, and stricken from the Navy list on April 8, 1997, the MILWAUKEE was subsequently berthed at the James River Reserve Fleet, Fort Eustis, Va., awaiting final disposal. She was sold for scrapping to Bay Bridge Enterprise, Chesapeake, Va., in January 2009.

General Characteristics:Awarded: June 2, 1965
Keel laid: November 29, 1966
Launched: January 1, 1969
Commissioned: November 1, 1969
Decommissioned: January 27, 1994
Builder: General Dynamics, Quincy, Massachusetts
Propulsion system: Three boilers, steam turbines, two shafts, 32,000 shaft horsepower
Propellers: two
Length: 659 feet (200.86 meters)
Beam: 96 feet (29.3 meters)
Draft: 35 feet (10.7 meters)
Displacement: approx. 40,100 tons full load
Speed: 20 knots
Aircraft: 2 CH-46 Sea Knight Helicopters
Armament: two Phalanx CIWS, one Mk-29 Sea Sparrow Missile Launcher
Crew: 22 officers, 398 enlisted


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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS MILWAUKEE. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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Accidents aboard USS MILWAUKEE:

DateWhereEvents
January 3, 1980Norfolk, Va.
The Malaysian oil tanker SANTO PRESTIGE loses power and collides with the USS MILWAUKEE moored at portside in Norfolk, Va. The collision results in a 40- by 15-foot gash in the hull of the MILWAUKEE.


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