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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
APR1968-Keel Date: 18 APR 1968
JUN1969-Launch Date: 1 JUN 1969
JAN1970-JAN1972West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1970-JAN1971West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN1970-Commissioned: 6 JUN 1970
JAN1971-NOV1973West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1971-NOV1971West Pac
JAN1971-JAN1973West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY1971-NOV1971West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1972-DEC1974West Pac-Viet Nam
APR1972-DEC1972West Pac-Viet Nam
APR1973-DEC1973West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL1973-Shellback Initiation - 18 JUL 1973 - Indian Ocean
JUL1973- Shellback Initiation - 1 JUL 1973 - Indian Ocean
JUL1973-Shellback Initiation - 18 JUL 1973 - Pacific Ocean
SEP1973-OCT197330 day RAV at Sasebo Japan
SEP1974-MAR1975West Pac
JAN1975-JUN1976Dry Dock
JAN1976-JAN1977Dry Dock
JUN1976-APR1977West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN1976-APR1977West Pac
OCT1976-OCT1976Operation Kangaroo ll/Kwajalein Atoll
OCT1976-Shellback Initiation - 13 OCT 1976 - Pacific Ocean
AUG1978-MAY1979West Pac
SEP1978-MAY1979West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
NOV1978-Shellback Initiation - 28 NOV 1978 - Pacific Ocean
NOV1978-JAN1979West Pac-Indian Ocean
JAN1979-Shellback Initiation - 27 JAN 1979 - Indian Ocean
FEB1980-JUL1980Dry Dock
FEB1981-JUL1981West Pac
NOV1981-Shellback Initiation - 3 NOV 1981 - Pacific Ocean
MAY1983-Shellback Initiation - 24 MAY 1983 - Indian Ocean
OCT1984-DEC1984West Pac
MAY1985-OCT1985West Pac-Indian Ocean
AUG1985- Shellback Initiation - 6 AUG 1985 - Pacific Ocean
JUL1987-JAN1988West Pac-Indian Ocean
NOV1987-Shellback Initiation - 28 NOV 1987 - Indian Ocean
OCT1988-FEB1989Dry Dock
JUL1989-Shellback Initiation - 6 JUL 1989 - Pacific Ocean
JUL1989-Shellback Initiation - 6 JUL 1989 - Indian Ocean
DEC1990-JUN1991Desert Storm
NOV1991-MAR1992Dry Dock
DEC1991-MAR1992Desert Storm
JAN1992-JUL1992West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR1992-APR1992Sea Trials
AUG1992-AUG1992Dependents Cruise
FEB1993-JUL1993West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR1993-Shellback Initiation - 17 APR 1993 - Pacific Ocean
APR1993-APR1993Somalia
OCT1994-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]