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USS Kansas was a Connecticut-class battleship laid down on February 10, 1904 and launched on August 12, 1905. It was commissioned on April 18, 1907 under Capt. Charles E. Vreeland’s command with the hull number BB-21 and served in the US Navy for 14 years until it was decommissioned on December 16, 1921. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 827 men on board and had the main missions in Annapolis, Cuba, Cherbourg, Portland, Sweden, Denmark, Kiel or Brest. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on August 24, 1923 and sold for scrapping in 1924.