USS KANSAS CITY is the eleventh INDEPENDENCE - class Littoral Combat Ship and the second ship in the Navy named for the city in Missouri.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: December 29, 2010|
|Keel laid: November 15, 2017|
|Launched: October 19, 2018|
|Commissioned: June 20, 2020|
|Builder: Austal USA, Mobile, Ala.|
|Propulsion system: two LM2500 gas turbine engines, two diesel engines, four waterjets|
|Length: 418 feet (127.5 meters)|
|Beam: 104 feet (31.5 meters)|
|Draft: 13 feet (4 meters)|
|Displacement: approx. 3,104 tons full load|
|Speed: 47 knots|
|Armament: one Mk-110 57mm gun, one SeaRAM CIWS|
|Aircraft: two MH-60 helicopters|
|Homeport: San Diego, Calif.|
|Crew: 8 officers, 32 enlisted|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS KANSAS CITY. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
USS KANSAS CITY Image Gallery:
The photo below was taken by Michael Jenning and shows the KANSAS CITY during fitting-out in the port of Mobile, Ala., on October 17, 2019.
The photos below were taken by Sebastian Thoma and show the KANSAS CITY at Naval Base San Diego, Calif., on November 28, 2021, and one day later while getting underway with the help of two tugs.
The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the KANSAS CITY during sunset at San Francisco, Calif., on October 4, 2022. KANSAS CITY is in San Francisco to participate in the San Francisco Fleet Week.
The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning aboard USS KANSAS CITY during an open ship event as part of Fleet Week San Francisco on October 5, 2022.
The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show USS KANSAS CITY during the Parade of Ships as part of Fleet Week San Francisco on October 7, 2022.