USS Kansas City (AOR-3)
|Name:||USS Kansas City|
|Awarded:||6 July 1966|
|Builder:||General Dynamics, Quincy, Massachusetts|
|Laid down:||20 April 1968|
|Launched:||28 June 1969|
|Commissioned:||6 June 1970|
|Decommissioned:||7 October 1994|
|Meritorious Unit Commendation and 3 campaign stars (Vietnam)|
|Fate:||Currently mothballed at Suisun Bay, California|
|Class and type:||Wichita-class replenishment oiler|
|Displacement:||40,100 long tons (40,743 t) full|
|Length:||659 ft (201 m)|
|Beam:||96 ft (29 m)|
|Draft:||35 ft (11 m)|
|Propulsion:||3 × boilers, steam turbines, 2 × shafts, 32,000 shp (23,862 kW)|
|Speed:||20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)|
|Complement:||22 officers, 398 enlisted|
|Armament:||• 2 × Phalanx CIWS
• 1 × Mark 29 Sea Sparrow missile launcher
|Aircraft carried:||2 × CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters|
The keel was laid on 18 April 1968 at the Fore River Shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts, and the ship was launched on 1 June 1969. The ship was commissioned on 6 June 1970 and saw service in the Vietnam War and Operation Desert Storm. Subsequently, the ship was decommissioned on 7 October 1994, and was stricken from the Navy List on 8 April 1997. She is currently at the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, Benicia, California, awaiting final disposal. She was towed to Mare Island on July 31st, 2013 and is in dry dock to be cleaned in preparation for being towed to Texas for scrapping.
- Prézelin and Baker 1990, p. 836.
- Baker 1998, p. 1056.
- "USS Kansas City (AOR 3)". Navysite.de. Retrieved 2008-09-29.
- Photo gallery of Kansas City at NavSource Naval History
- USS Kansas City (AOR-3)
- Baker, A.D. (1998). The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World 1998–1999. Annapolis, Maryland, USA: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-55750-111-4.
- Prézelin, Bernard; Baker, A.D. (1990). The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World 1990/1991. Annapolis, Maryland, USA: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-250-8.
- Wildenberg, Thomas (1996). Gray Steel and Black Oil: Fast Tankers and Replenishment at Sea in the U.S. Navy, 1912–1995. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. Retrieved 2009-04-28.
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