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AOR-1 Wichita

Replenishment oilers deliver petroleum and munitions simultaneously to carrier battle groups using fuel hoses and helicopters. These petroleum munitions underway replenishment ships are smaller than the AOE class, but are still capable of multi-product delivery. They can carry 160,000 barrels of petroleum, 600 tons of munitions, 200 tons of dry stores and 100 tons of refrigerated stores. They also have highly automated cargo handling equipment.

Specifications

Builder AOR 1-6, General Dynamics, Quincy
AOR 7 National Steel and Shipbuilding
Power Plant Three boilers, steam turbines, two shafts, 32,000 shaft horsepower
Length Overall Length: 659 ft
Waterline Length: 640 ft
Beam Extreme Beam: 96 ft
Waterline Beam: 96 ft
Draft Maximum Navigational Draft: 35 ft
Draft Limit: 37 ft
Displacement Light Displacement: 13533 tons
Full Displacement: 40151 tons
Dead Weight: 26618 tons
Armament 1 - NATO Sea Sparrow Missile System (NSSMS)
2 - Close-In-Weapons System (CIWS)
Speed 20 knots
Crew Officers: 34
Enlisted: 463
Aircraft2 - CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters

Ships

Name Number Builder Homeport Ordered Commissioned Decommissioned
Wichita AOR 1GD QuincyOakland02 Jun 196507 Jun 196912 Mar 1993
Milwaukee AOR 2GD QuincyNorfolk02 Jun 196501 Nov 196927 Jan 1994
Kansas City AOR 3GD QuincyOakland06 Jul 196606 Jun 197007 Oct 1994
Savannah AOR 4GD QuincyNorfolk06 Jul 199628 Oct 197028 Jul 1995
Wabash AOR 5GD QuincyLong Beach01 Jul 196720 Nov 197130 Sep 1994
Kalamazoo AOR 6GD QuincyNorfolk01 Jul 196711 Aug 197316 Aug 1996
Roanoke AOR 7NationalLong Beach15 Dec 197230 Oct 197606 Oct 1995

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