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:||Broken up at All Star Metals Brownsville Texas 2013|
|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|
|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. In 2013 she was broken up at All Star Metals, Brownsville, Texas .
Kansas City earned three battle stars and the Meritorious Unit Commendation for Vietnam service. The Navy Unit Citation Award Battle Group Echo Dessert Storm. The ship had a collision during Dessert Shield while outside the Persian Gulf with the USS Henry Hill (DD-986). The collision was due to the USS Henry Hill doing PME checks on its Main Control during UNREPS and lost power.
- Prézelin and Baker 1990, p. 836.
- Baker 1998, p. 1056.
- "USS Kansas City (AOR 3)". Navysite.de. Retrieved 2008-09-29.
- served on the KC 1988-92
- 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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