From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships

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.

Roanoke (CL-114), a Fargo-class light cruiser, was scheduled to be built at the New York Shipbuilding Co., Camden, N.J., but the constact for her construction was canceled on 5 October 1944, prior to the start of work.