USS Kidd (DDG-100)

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USS Kidd
Namesake: Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd
Ordered: 6 March 1998
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding
Laid down: 29 April 2004
Launched: 22 January 2005
Commissioned: 9 June 2007
Homeport: Naval Base San Diego
Motto: On To Victory
Status: in active service, as of 2024
Badge: File:USS Kidd patch.jpg
General characteristics
Class and type: Arleigh Burke-class destroyer
Displacement: 9,200 tons
Length: 509 ft 6 in (155.30 m)
Beam:   66 ft (20 m)
Draft:   31 ft (9.4 m)
Propulsion: 4 × General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines, 2 shafts, 100,000 shp (75 MW)
Speed: 30+ knots (55+ km/h)
Complement: 380 officers and enlisted
Armament: 1 × 32 cell, 1 × 64 cell Mk 41 vertical launch systems, 96 × RIM-66 SM-2, BGM-109 Tomahawk or RUM-139 VL-Asroc, missiles
1 × 5/62 in (127/62 mm), 2 × 25 mm, 4 × 12.7 mm guns
2 × Mk 46 triple torpedo tubes
Aircraft carried: 2 × MH-60 Seahawk helicopters

USS Kidd (DDG-100) is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the United States Navy. She is the third Navy ship named after Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd, who was on board Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor, and was the first American flag officer to die in World War II.

Kidd was christened on 22 January 2005 at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Commander Richard E. Thomas of Westwood, New Jersey, served as her first Commanding Officer until February 2008. Commander Charles P. Good of Huntington Beach, California, will take Kidd on her maiden deployment.

The ship was damaged at the shipyard docks during Hurricane Katrina on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, requiring a return to the dry dock for repairs, delaying her commissioning and deployment with the Navy. She was commissioned in Galveston, Texas on June 9, 2007. She is currently homeported in San Diego, California.

USS Kidd in San Diego in May 2008


This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain.

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