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|
|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|
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.
Accidents aboard USS MILWAUKEE:
|January 3, 1980||Norfolk, 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.
USS MILWAUKEE Image Gallery: