(AOR-3: dp. 37,360 (f.); l. 659'; b. 96'; dr. 33'; s. 20 k.; cpl. 350; a. 4 3"; cl. Wichita)
Large cities in Missouri and Kansas.
The keel of Kansas City (CA-128) was laid 9 July 1945 by the Bethlehem Steel Co., Quincy, Mass., but further construction was cancelled 12 August 1945.
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.