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Q.: Where Was the USS Kansas City Built?
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TitleQ.: Where Was the USS Kansas City Built?
NotesThe USS Kansas City was built in the Boston Naval Shipyard in 1968. Her length was 659 feet with a top speed of 20 knots. Strategic supply missions maximized her payload displacement of 37,360 tons. The USS Kansas City was in the class of supply ships that were named after cities or rivers with American Indian names. She was christened by Mrs. Harry Darby on June 28, 1969, and a naval commission was granted June 4, 1970. The USS Kansas City was retired Nov. 7, 1994, after 24 years of service. Her career included a crew's commendation for a refugee rescue after the Vietnam conflict. She also saw active duty in the Persian Gulf War.
DateDecember/1/1996
SourceThe Kansas City Star Magazine
LocationMicrofilm
Page6:01
Local SubjectBoats
USS Kansas City
United States Navy
Ships
IllustrationsNo
Item TypeNewspaper Article
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Item ID101483
CONTENTdm number21903
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