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Roanoke

 

A city in Virginia roughly 150 miles west of Richmond.

 

[A river flowing east southeast from Montgomery County across southern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina until emptying into Albermarle Sound [sic; Albemarle Sound].

 

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Roanoke (AOR-7) was laid down on 19 January 1974 by the National Steel & Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, Calif. She is scheduled to be completed in December 1975.