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US Navy - Guided Missile Destroyer
DDG 100 - USS Kidd
 
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Type, class: Guided Missile Destroyer - DDG; Arleigh Burke class, Flight IIA
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Mississippi, USA
 
STATUS:
Awarded:
March 6, 1998
Laid down: April 29, 2004
Launched: January 22, 2005
Commissioned: June 9, 2007
IN SERVICE
 
Homeport: Naval Station Everett, Washington
 Namesake: Rear Admiral Isaac Campbell Kidd (1884-1941)
Ships Motto: ON TO VICTORY
Technical Data: see: INFO > Arleigh Burke class Guided Missile Destroyer - DDG
 
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Philippine Sea - November 2023

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Pacific Ocean - July 2023

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Taiwan Strait - August 2021

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Taiwan Strait - August 2021

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South China Sea - July 2021

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Mk.45 Mod.4 gun fire - Pacific Ocean - June 2021

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Pacific Ocean - April 2021

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returning to Naval Station Everett, Washington - September 21, 2020

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returning to Naval Station Everett, Washington - September 21, 2020

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Pacific Ocean - July 2020

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Pacific Ocean - July 2020

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departing San Diego, California after a COVID treatment stop - June 10, 2020

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departing San Diego, California after a COVID treatment stop - June 10, 2020

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departing San Diego, California after a COVID treatment stop - June 10, 2020

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arriving in San Diego, California for a COVID treatment stop - April 28, 2020

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arriving in San Diego, California for a COVID treatment stop - April 28, 2020

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arriving in San Diego, California for a COVID treatment stop - April 28, 2020

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small boat operations - Pacific Ocean - April 2020

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forward Mk.41 vertical launching system (VLS) and Mk.45 Mod.4 gun - Naval Base Guam - February 2020

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Pacific Ocean - January 2020

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Mk.15 Phalanx CIWS maintenance - Pacific Ocean - January 2020

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Pacific Ocean - January 2020

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Pacific Ocean - July 2019

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Pacific Ocean - July 2019

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during exercise Northern Edge - Gulf of Alaska - May 2019

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returning to Naval Station Everett, Washington - December 10, 2017

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Pacific Ocean - December 2017

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Pacific Ocean - December 2017

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Chennai, India - July 2017

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off Guam - June 2017

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Mk.45 Mod.4 gun fire - Pacific Ocean - June 2017

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Pacific Ocean - June 2017

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departing Naval Station Everett, Washington - June 2017

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departing Naval Station Everett, Washington - June 2017

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Pacific Ocean - April 2017

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Mk.45 Mod.4 gun fire - Pacific Ocean - March 2017

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Mk.38 Mod.2 machine gun fire - Pacific Ocean - March 2017

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arriving at her new homeport, Naval Station Everett, Washington - November 21, 2016

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arriving at her new homeport, Naval Station Everett, Washington - November 21, 2016

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arriving at her new homeport, Naval Station Everett, Washington - November 21, 2016

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departing San Diego - October 2016

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San Diego Fleet Week - September 2016

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San Diego Fleet Week - September 2016

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9th commissioning anniversary - June 2016

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Pacific Ocean - May 2015

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Pacific Ocean - May 2015

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San Diego, California - February 2015

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returning to Naval Base San Diego, California - August 21, 2014

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returning to Naval Base San Diego, California - August 21, 2014

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South China Sea - July 2014

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South China Sea - July 2014

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Bay of Bengal - September 2011

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Pacific Ocean - May 2011

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Pacific Ocean - May 2011

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Pacific Ocean - May 2011

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departing Naval Base San Diego, California - February 4, 2011

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departing Naval Base San Diego, California - February 4, 2011

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Seattle Seafair Fleet Week - August 2010

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Seattle Seafair Fleet Week - August 2010

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returning to Naval Base San Diego, California - June 16, 2009

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commissioning ceremony - Galveston, Texas - June 9, 2007

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commissioning ceremony - Galveston, Texas - June 9, 2007

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commissioning ceremony - Galveston, Texas - June 9, 2007

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trials - November 2006

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at Northrop Grumman Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Mississippi - January 2005
 
 
USS Kidd (DDG 100):
 
Kidd was christened by Admiral Kidd's granddaughters, Regina Kidd Wolbarsht and Mary Kidd Plumer 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, took Kidd on her maiden deployment.

While in the midst of final outfitting, the ship was holed and partially flooded at the shipyard docks during Hurricane Katrina on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, requiring a return to dry dock for repairs, which included cutting out a turbine, delaying her commissioning and deployment with the Navy. She was commissioned at Galveston, Texas on 9 June 2007. Kidd is currently homeported in Everett, Washington.

On 5 January 2012, Kidd rescued the 13-member crew of the Iranian-flagged fishing vessel Al Molai from Somali pirates who had been holding them hostage for over 40 days, capturing fifteen pirates in the process with no casualties.

On 10 March 2014 the ship joined the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 two days after it went missing over the South China Sea. Kidd was the second Navy ship to be deployed in the search. It joined USS Pinckney, and more than 40 other ships and 32 aircraft from Malaysia, Australia, China, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan, Vietnam, New Zealand, and the Philippines taking part in the search and rescue. On 14 March it was announced that Kidd would be relocated to the Indian Ocean in search of the plane, since new evidence points to the possibility of the plane being there.

On 24 April 2020, the United States Navy reported that a sailor assigned to Kidd had tested positive for the virus after being medically evacuated the previous day from operations at sea. After the sailor's test returned positive, the Navy sent a medical team to the ship to conduct contact tracing and test sailors for the virus on board. By the morning of 24 April, 17 additional sailors tested positive, with additional cases expected as testing continued.

The initial patient was stable and recovering at a medical facility in San Antonio, Texas. It was planned for Kidd to return to port so that it could be disinfected. This was the second instance of the coronavirus being found aboard an American naval ship that had been deployed.

source: wikipedia
 
Rear Admiral Isaac Campbell Kidd (March 26, 1884 - December 7, 1941):
 
Isaac Campbell Kidd was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on 26 March 1884. He entered the U.S. Naval Academy in 1902, graduating with the Class of 1906 in February of that year, and was commissioned an Ensign in 1908. Kidd participated in the 1907-09 "Great White Fleet" cruise around the World while serving in USS New Jersey (BB-16). Following service in USS North Dakota (BB-29) and USS Pittsburgh (Armored Cruiser # 4), he became Aide and Flag Secretary to the Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet, the first of his many flag staff assignments. He was an instructor at the Naval Academy in 1916-17.

During and after the First World War, Kidd was stationed on USS New Mexico (BB-40), then had further staff and Naval Academy service. He was executive officer of the battleship Utah (BB-31) in 1925-26, then commanded USS Vega (AK-17) until becoming Captain of the Port at Chrisobal, Panama Canal Zone in 1927-30. Promoted to the rank of Captain, he was Chief of Staff to Commander, Base Force, U.S. Fleet in 1930-32. After three years at the Bureau of Navigation in Washington, D.C., he was Commander Destroyer Squadron ONE, Scouting Force, in 1935-36.

Captain Kidd next attended the Naval War College and served on the College staff. He was Commanding Officer of USS Arizona (BB-39) from September 1938 until February 1940, when he was promoted to Rear Admiral and assigned as Commander Battleship Division ONE and Chief of Staff to Commander, Battleships, Battle Force. On 7 December 1941, he was killed in action on board Arizona during the Pearl Harbor Raid. Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Pearl Harbor attack.

Three U.S. Navy destroyers have been named in honor of Rear Admiral Kidd: USS Kidd (DD-661), 1943-1974 (still afloat as a memorial at Baton Rouge, Louisiana); USS Kidd (DDG-993), 1981-1998 and USS Kidd (DDG-100), 2007-


Medal of Honor citation of Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd:
(as printed in his official Navy Office of Information Biography, June 1974):

"For conspicuous devotion to duty, extraordinary courage, and complete disregard of his own life, during the attack on the Fleet in Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii, by Japanese Forces on December 7, 1941. He immediately went to the bridge and as Commander Battleship Division ONE, courageously discharged his duties as Senior Officer Present Afloat until the USS ARIZONA, his Flagship, blew up from magazine explosions and a direct bomb hit on the bridge, which resulted in the loss of his life."
 
Isaac Campbell Kidd
 
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