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USS KIDD (DDG 100) - Wizards in Winter 2014
USS KIDD (DDG 100) - Wizards in Winter 2014
Published: 2014/12/18
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US Navy: USS Kidd (DDG-100) 2012 Homecoming - Welcome Home! (San Diego)
US Navy: USS Kidd (DDG-100) 2012 Homecoming - Welcome Home! (San Diego)
Published: 2012/03/01
Channel: Tall Sky
Destroyer USS Kidd DDG 100 arriving in San Diego home port
Destroyer USS Kidd DDG 100 arriving in San Diego home port
Published: 2013/07/04
Channel: heimatschutz
USS Kidd (DDG 100) board the Iranian-flagged fishing dhow Al Molai
USS Kidd (DDG 100) board the Iranian-flagged fishing dhow Al Molai
Published: 2012/01/06
Channel: U.S. Navy
USS KIDD (DDG 100) - Carol of the Bells 2014
USS KIDD (DDG 100) - Carol of the Bells 2014
Published: 2014/12/18
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USS KIDD (DDG 100) - Music Box Dancer 2014
USS KIDD (DDG 100) - Music Box Dancer 2014
Published: 2014/12/18
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USS Kidd DDG-993 Corkscrew Missle 1995
USS Kidd DDG-993 Corkscrew Missle 1995
Published: 2016/07/06
Channel: Jimmy Batterton
U.S. Navy Helicopter Takes Off from USS Kidd (DDG 100) in Search of MH370
U.S. Navy Helicopter Takes Off from USS Kidd (DDG 100) in Search of MH370
Published: 2014/03/11
Channel: U.S. Navy
Guided Missile Destroyer of United States Navy.Arleigh Burke-class: USS KIDD (DDG 100)
Guided Missile Destroyer of United States Navy.Arleigh Burke-class: USS KIDD (DDG 100)
Published: 2014/06/11
Channel: yukikazeyochan
Prepar3D-Cera Sim UH-60L TPE→USS Kidd DDG-100
Prepar3D-Cera Sim UH-60L TPE→USS Kidd DDG-100
Published: 2016/08/11
Channel: Shang Ling Tang
USS Kidd (DDG-100) Full Power Run
USS Kidd (DDG-100) Full Power Run
Published: 2017/04/13
Channel: Patrick Travica
USS Kidd, tier 8 Fletcher class Destroyer
USS Kidd, tier 8 Fletcher class Destroyer
Published: 2017/10/21
Channel: Zerra Channel
USS Kidd in 4K
USS Kidd in 4K
Published: 2016/05/29
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U.S. Navy continues the search for MH370 as USS Kidd (DDG 100) transits the Strait of Malacca
U.S. Navy continues the search for MH370 as USS Kidd (DDG 100) transits the Strait of Malacca
Published: 2014/03/16
Channel: U.S. Navy
U S Navy Helicopter Takes Off from USS Kidd DDG 100 in Search of MH370
U S Navy Helicopter Takes Off from USS Kidd DDG 100 in Search of MH370
Published: 2014/06/30
Channel: fadi-Minecraft
Life Aboard The USS Kidd DD-661 by Bob Bentz
Life Aboard The USS Kidd DD-661 by Bob Bentz
Published: 2013/05/08
Channel: Rich Bentz
USS Kidd (DDG 100) VBSS team approaches Iranian-flagged fishing dhow Al Molai
USS Kidd (DDG 100) VBSS team approaches Iranian-flagged fishing dhow Al Molai
Published: 2012/01/06
Channel: U.S. Navy
USS Kidd DDG-993 Missle Shoot
USS Kidd DDG-993 Missle Shoot
Published: 2016/07/05
Channel: Jimmy Batterton
USS Pinckney and USS Kidd return from deployment
USS Pinckney and USS Kidd return from deployment
Published: 2014/08/22
Channel: CW6 San Diego
Loved ones welcome home crews of USS Pinckney, USS Kidd
Loved ones welcome home crews of USS Pinckney, USS Kidd
Published: 2014/08/21
Channel: ABC 10 News
Sailors of USS Kidd (DDG 100) Keep Watch During the MH370 Search
Sailors of USS Kidd (DDG 100) Keep Watch During the MH370 Search
Published: 2014/05/04
Channel: okrajoe
USS Kidd (DDG-993)
USS Kidd (DDG-993)
Published: 2016/08/11
Channel: WikiWikiup
DDG - 100 Bands FREESTYLE (REACTION!)
DDG - 100 Bands FREESTYLE (REACTION!)
Published: 2017/07/24
Channel: Kiid Camo
USS Kidd Crew-Served Weapons Training
USS Kidd Crew-Served Weapons Training
Published: 2014/08/03
Channel: CTF 70
USS Kidd
USS Kidd
Published: 2015/08/20
Channel: Ren Simmons
WWII veterans remember attack on the USS Kidd
WWII veterans remember attack on the USS Kidd
Published: 2016/04/11
Channel: MLive
USS Kidd on World News Tonight
USS Kidd on World News Tonight
Published: 2012/01/08
Channel: mcgator51
Reenactment:Bombing the USS Kidd
Reenactment:Bombing the USS Kidd
Published: 2012/07/08
Channel: Joel Portman
USS Kidd (DDG 100) board the Iranian-flagged fishing dhow Al Molai
USS Kidd (DDG 100) board the Iranian-flagged fishing dhow Al Molai
Published: 2017/04/11
Channel: Enoch Davis
4th of July USS Kidd attack
4th of July USS Kidd attack
Published: 2011/07/24
Channel: rangerguff
NEW USS KIDD- The true story
NEW USS KIDD- The true story
Published: 2017/04/17
Channel: Zerra Channel
USS Kidd Baton Rouge LA.
USS Kidd Baton Rouge LA.
Published: 2014/03/10
Channel: Mlpruitt405
USS Kidd
USS Kidd
Published: 2015/09/25
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USS Kidd Departs San Diego Fleet Week
USS Kidd Departs San Diego Fleet Week
Published: 2016/10/14
Channel: okrajoe
USS Kidd (DDG 100) VBSS team approaches Iranian-flagged fishing dhow Al Molai
USS Kidd (DDG 100) VBSS team approaches Iranian-flagged fishing dhow Al Molai
Published: 2017/10/23
Channel: Banda Giuseppe Verdi
U S  Navy Helicopter Takes Off from USS Kidd DDG 100 in Search of MH370
U S Navy Helicopter Takes Off from USS Kidd DDG 100 in Search of MH370
Published: 2014/03/15
Channel: Hidden Camera- HD
USS Kidd (DDG 100) VBSS team approaches Iranian-flagged fishing dhow Al Molai
USS Kidd (DDG 100) VBSS team approaches Iranian-flagged fishing dhow Al Molai
Published: 2017/10/19
Channel: Joshua Bridgewater
USS Kidd (DDG 100) board the Iranian-flagged fishing dhow Al Molai
USS Kidd (DDG 100) board the Iranian-flagged fishing dhow Al Molai
Published: 2017/04/04
Channel: Jerry Barnett
USS Kidd Sailors Keep Watch During MH370 Search
USS Kidd Sailors Keep Watch During MH370 Search
Published: 2014/03/13
Channel: U.S. Navy
Tomahawk Synthetic Guidance Flight Test
Tomahawk Synthetic Guidance Flight Test
Published: 2015/03/04
Channel: NAVAIRSYSCOM
USS KIDD Deploys
USS KIDD Deploys '09
Published: 2009/01/23
Channel: lyniah22
USS Kidd (DDG 100) board the Iranian-flagged fishing dhow Al Molai
USS Kidd (DDG 100) board the Iranian-flagged fishing dhow Al Molai
Published: 2017/04/13
Channel: inaartbeat
USS Kidd Turns During MH370 Search
USS Kidd Turns During MH370 Search
Published: 2014/03/13
Channel: U.S. Navy
USS Kidd Commanding Officer and Executive Officer
USS Kidd Commanding Officer and Executive Officer
Published: 2014/03/16
Channel: U.S. Seventh Fleet
walking underneath the uss kidd
walking underneath the uss kidd
Published: 2012/08/05
Channel: dufilho triplets
USS Kidd Reception at the SihanoukVille Port.
USS Kidd Reception at the SihanoukVille Port.
Published: 2011/10/23
Channel: Sihanoukville Cambodia
U.S.S. Kidd
U.S.S. Kidd
Published: 2007/06/13
Channel: Wes Walden
DDG 100 Sexiest 2011 Finale
DDG 100 Sexiest 2011 Finale
Published: 2011/08/21
Channel: Dunds Mahj
USS Kidd Turns During MH370 Search
USS Kidd Turns During MH370 Search
Published: 2014/05/02
Channel: okrajoe
Huntington Ingalls Will Soon Build the Navy
Huntington Ingalls Will Soon Build the Navy's First Flight III Arleigh Burke Class
Published: 2017/06/30
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USS Kidd
History
United States
Name: Kidd
Namesake: Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd
Owner:  United States Navy
Operator:  United States Navy
Ordered: 6 March 1998
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding
Laid down: 29 April 2004
Launched: 22 January 2005
Commissioned: 9 June 2007
Homeport: Naval Station Everett
Motto: On To Victory "Keep it 100"
Status: in active service
Badge: USS Kidd DDG-100 Crest.png
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:
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. The ship is part of Destroyer Squadron 9 of Carrier Strike Group 3[citation needed] which is currently headed by the Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74).

Overview[edit]

Kidd was christened by Admiral Kidd's grand daughters, 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 in Galveston, Texas on 9 June 2007. She is currently homeported in San Diego.

On 5 January 2012, the Kidd rescued the 13-member crew of an Iranian-flagged fishing vessel, the Al Molai, from Somali pirates who had been holding them hostage for over 40 days, capturing fifteen pirates in the process with no casualties.[1]

Search for Malaysia Airlines MH 370[edit]

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. The 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,[2] Vietnam, New Zealand, and the Philippines taking part in the search and rescue .[3] On March 14 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.[4]

USS Kidd in San Diego in May 2008

In popular culture[edit]

In the 2009 science fiction film Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, the USS Kidd fires at and destroys a Decepticon named Devastator with a railgun (mounted in place of the standard cannon) during the movie's climactic battle in Egypt. Moments earlier in the film the captain of the USS John C. Stennis queues the USS Kidd into action but the hull of the USS Preble (DDG-88) is shown instead. The footage of the combat information center and the forecastle with the railgun was shot on the USS Kidd.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stanglin, Douglas (6 January 2012). "U.S. Navy rescues Iranian sailors from pirates". USA Today. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Taiwan joins search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370". Taiwan Today. 2014-03-11. Retrieved 2014-05-10. 
  3. ^ "U.S. bolsters support for search of lost plane". Malaysia Sun. 2014-03-10. Retrieved 2014-05-10. 
  4. ^ Starr, Barbara; Carter, Chelsea J. (2014-03-15). "USS Kidd relocated to Indian Ocean". CNN. Retrieved 2014-05-10. 

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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