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U.S.S. KANSAS CITY

(AOR-3)

ATTACK OILER

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The USS KANSAS CITY (AOR-3), a Wichita-class replenishment oiler, was commissioned on 6 JUN 1970. USS KANSAS CITY was built at the General Dynamic Shipyard in Quincy, Mass. After commissioning she was homeported in Oakland, CA. Once able, KANSAS CITY was deployed to the Western Pacific and Vietnamese waters three times. Once the war wound down, KANSAS CITY continued with a regular series of "WEST PACs", keeping the fleet fueled. Iraqi occupation of Kuwait called KANSAS CITY to the Indian Ocean to fuel the massing US Naval Armada. USS KANSAS CITY served her country for 24 years, 4 months and 1 day, until decommissioned on 7 OCT 1994. USS KANSAS CITY was laid up at NISMF - Suisun Bay, Benicia, CA in September 1999. Her final disposition is pending.

The USS KANSAS CITY (AOR-3) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow:

AOR-3 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR 1968 Keel Date: 18 APR 1968
JUN 1969 Launch Date: 1 JUN 1969
JAN 1970 - JAN 1972 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN 1970 Commissioned: 6 JUN 1970
JAN 1971 - JUL 1971 West Pac
JAN 1971 - NOV 1971 West Pac
JAN 1971 - JAN 1972 West Pac
JAN 1971 - JAN 1973 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY 1971 - NOV 1971 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY 1971 - NOV 1971 West Pac-Viet Nam
APR 1972 - DEC 1972 West Pac-Viet Nam
APR 1973 - DEC 1973 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL 1973 - Shellback Initiation - 18 JUL 1973 - Pacific Ocean
JUL 1973 - Shellback Initiation - 18 JUL 1973 - Indian Ocean
SEP 1973 - OCT 1973 30 day RAV at Sasebo, Japan
JAN 1975 - JUN 1976 Dry Dock
JAN 1976 - JAN 1977 Dry Dock
JUN 1976 - APR 1977 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN 1976 - APR 1977 West Pac
JUN 1976 - APR 1977 West Pac
JUN 1976 - APR 1977 West Pac
OCT 1976 - OCT 1976 Operation Kangaroo ll/Kwajalein Atoll
OCT 1976 - Shellback Initiation - 13 OCT 1976 - Pacific Ocean
OCT 1976 - Shellback Initiation - 13 OCT 1976 - Pacific Ocean
AUG 1978 - MAY 1979 West Pac
NOV 1978 - Shellback Initiation - 28 NOV 1978 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1979 - Shellback Initiation - 27 JAN 1979 - Indian Ocean
FEB 1981 - JUL 1981 West Pac
NOV 1981 Shellback Initiation - 3 NOV 1981 - Pacific Ocean
MAY 1983 - Shellback Initiation - 24 MAY 1983 - Indian Ocean
OCT 1984 - DEC 1984 West Pac
MAY 1985 - OCT 1985 West Pac-Indian Ocean
JUL 1987 - JAN 1988 West Pac-Indian Ocean
NOV 1987 - Shellback Initiation - 28 NOV 1987 - Indian Ocean
OCT 1988 - FEB 1989 Dry Dock
JUL 1989 - Shellback Initiation - 6 JUL 1989 - Pacific Ocean
JUL 1989 - Shellback Initiation - 6 JUL 1989 - Indian Ocean
DEC 1990 - JUN 1991 Desert Storm
NOV 1991 - MAR 1992 Dry Dock
DEC 1991 - MAR 1992 Desert Storm
JAN 1992 - JUL 1992 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR 1992 - APR 1992 Sea Trials
AUG 1992 - AUG 1992 Dependents Cruise
FEB 1993 - JUL 1993 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR 1993 - Shellback Initiation - 17 APR 1993 - Pacific Ocean
APR 1993 - APR 1993 Somalia
OCT 1994 Decommissioned: 7 OCT 1994

AOR-3 General Specifications

Class: Wichita-class replenishment oiler

Complement: 22 Officers and 398 Enlisted

Displacement: 40100 tons

Length: 659 feet

Beam: 96 feet

Draft: 35 feet

Final Disposition: Currently mothballed at Suisun Bay California



USS KANSAS CITY (AOR-3)



The name Kansas City was assigned to AOR-3 on 27 April 1967. The General Dynamics Corp. Quincy Div. Quincy Mass. began construction of the replenishment fleet tanker in the summer of 1967 with completion planned for the summer of 1969.

Once commissioned Kansas City will operate as a multipurpose replenishment ship furnishing fuel ammunition and fleet provisions and stores to the far-ranging U.S. force at sea.

[Note: The above USS KANSAS CITY (AOR-3) history may or may not contain text provided by crew members of the USS KANSAS CITY (AOR-3) or by other non-crew members and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]