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USS Kansas City (AOR-3)

For other ships of the same name, see USS Kansas City.
Name: USS Kansas City
Awarded: 6 July 1966
Builder: General Dynamics, Quincy, Massachusetts[1]
Laid down: 20 April 1968[1]
Launched: 28 June 1969[1]
Commissioned: 6 June 1970[1]
Decommissioned: 7 October 1994[2]
Struck: July 1997[2]
Honours and
Meritorious Unit Commendation and 3 campaign stars (Vietnam)
Fate: Currently mothballed at Suisun Bay, California
General characteristics
Class & type:
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

USS Kansas City (AOR-3) was the third of the . She was the second ship to be named for the city of Kansas City, Missouri.

The keel was laid on 18 April 1968 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.[3] 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.


Kansas City earned three battle stars and the Meritorious Unit Commendation for Vietnam service.


  • Photo gallery of Kansas City at NavSource Naval History
  • (AOR-3)

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