KANSAS CITY (AOR-3)


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Year Built
1969
Official Number
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Ship Yard
General Dynamics
General Type
Military
Specific Type
AOR
MARAD Type
Military
Ship Length
659.0 feet
Beam
96.00 feet
Mast Height
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Net Tons
--
Gross Tons
--
Cargo Capacity
--
Draft, Summer
37.00 tons
Draft, Lightweight
33.3 tons
Displacement, Summer
39777 tons
Displacement, Lightweight
13622 tons
Immersion, Summer
--
Immersion, Lightweight
--
Fate
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Historical Narrative



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 6, 1970. 

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.

Naval History and Heritage Command Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships entry for USS Kansas City.

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Milestones


Event: Entry
Date: 9/2/1999

Entered the NDRF on a reimbursable custody basis
Event: Acquisition
Date: 2/24/2001

MARAD accepted title for disposal.
Event: Cleared Historic Review
Date: 6/21/2005

California SHPO cleared the ship for disposal on this date.
Event: Departure
Date: 7/31/2013

Departed Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet under a scrap sales contract.

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Documents


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5/24/1984 Historical KANSAS CITY (AOR-3) Booklet of General Plans.pdf The default expand icon picture which is by default a plus sign The download picture that indicates an icon for downloading action.

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