USS Kansas City was the third ship in the Wichita-class
of U.S. Navy replenishment oilers. Its keel was laid on April 18, 1968
at General Dynamics Corporation in Quincy, Massachusetts and it was
launched on June 1, 1969. Kansas City was commissioned on June
The ship served in both the Vietnam War and Operation DESERT
STORM. The Navy decommissioned the ship on October 7, 1994, and
transferred it to the Maritime Administration for disposal purposes on
February 24, 2001; it had been berthed in the NDRF on a reimbursable custody basis since September 2, 1999.
Kansas City was sold for dismantlement and departed Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet on July 31, 2013.
Entered the NDRF on a reimbursable custody basis
MARAD accepted title for disposal.
Cleared Historic Review
California SHPO cleared the ship for disposal on this date.
Departed Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet under a scrap sales contract.