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USS KIDD (DDG-100)

CLASS - BURKE Flight IIa As Built.
Displacement 8373 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 509' 5" (oa) x 66' 11" x 20' (Max)
Armament 1 x 5"/62 RF, Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM), 96 VLS Cells,
2 SH-60B helicopters, 8 Harpoon Missiles, 6 x 12.75" TT.
Machinery, 100,000 SHP; 4 GE LM-2500 Gas Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 30+ Knots, Range 4400 NM@ 20 Knots, Crew 370.
Operational and Building Data
Christened January 22 2005 at Pascagoula, MS.
Holed and partial flooding from Hurricane Katrina,
completion delayed six months.
Commissioned June 9 2007 at Galveston, TX
Active unit of the US Navy

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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. [1] Photo of the ships namesake, Captain Isaac C. Kidd. [2] Tombstone at the Naval Academy February 2008.[1] Steven A. Cardali




[2] Larry Backus
Kidd 49kArtist's conception of the Kidd as built by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett with the text written by naval author and historian Robert F. Sumrall. Their company Navy Yard Associates offers prints of most destroyers, destroyer escorts, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. If you decide to purchase artwork from them please indicate that you heard about their work from NavSource.Navy Yard Associates
Kidd 44kShip Sponsors and sisters Regina Kidd Wolbarsht, left and Mary Corrinne Kidd Plumer, simultaneously smash champagne bottles across the bow of the Northrop Grumman-built Aegis guided missile destroyer Kidd (DDG 100), named in honor of their grandfather, Rear Adm. Isaac Campbell Kidd, Medal of Honor recipient and the first flag officer to perish in World War II. Supporting her daughters in the background is Mrs. Angelique de Golian Kidd, widow of Adm. Isaac Campbell Kidd, Jr.Harold Newbill
Kidd 53kChristening Ceremony pamphlet.Steven A. Cardali
Kidd 95kChristening Coin commemorating the Christening of Kidd DDG-100, held at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Pascacoula, MS on 22 January 2005.Robert M. Cieri
Kidd 78kJanuary 19 2005, the Pre-Commissioning Unit Kidd (DDG 100) is guided to the pier by tugboats in Pascagoula, Miss.Fred Weiss
Kidd 87kKidd (DDG 100), Northrop Grumman's 24th Aegis guided missile destroyer, relaunched April 3 2006 from the company's Ship Systems sector in Pascagoula, Miss. The ship sustained damage during Hurricane Katrina and relaunched six weeks ahead of schedule. Photo Courtesy of Northrup Grumman Corporation. Copyright © 2007 Northrop Grumman CorporationBill Gonyo
Kidd 129kUSS Kidd (DDG-100) underway during her Sea Trials off the Atlantic Coast, May 23 2007. Photo Courtesy of Northrup Grumman Corporation. Copyright © 2007 Northrop Grumman CorporationBill Gonyo
Kidd 87k070609-N-9909C-007 Galveston, TX, June 9 2007, just hours before her commissioning, the newest Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd sits pierside at the Port of Galveston.-
Kidd 102k070609-N-9909C-015 Galveston, TX, June 9 2007, sailors man the rails of the newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, USS Kidd (DDG 100), during an evening commissioning ceremony Saturday, June 9, 2007, at Port of Galveston. Two granddaughters of Rear Adm. Kidd, Regina Kidd Wolbarsht and Mary Corrinne Kidd Plumer, brought the ship named for their grandfather to life. Congressman Ron Paul of Texas delivered the ceremony's principal address. Cmdr. Richard E. Thomas of Westwood, N.J., is the ship’s first commanding officer, commanding a crew of 276 officers and Sailors. U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. Jane Campbell.-
Kidd 181k070609-N-9909C-011. Galveston, Texas, June 9 2007, Rear Admiral Victor G. Guillory, deputy director of the Surface Warfare Division, talked about the rich history of the newest guided-missile destroyer, USS Kidd (DDG 100). The new destroyer honors Medal of Honor recipient Rear Adm. Isaac Campbell Kidd Sr. who was killed on the bridge of his flagship USS Arizona on Dec. 7, 1941. Two granddaughters of Rear Adm. Kidd, Regina Kidd Wolbarsht and Mary Corrinne Kidd Plumer, brought the ship named for their grandfather to life. The newest USS Kidd is the 50th ship in the Arleigh Burke class of guided-missile destroyers. Cmdr. Richard E. Thomas of Westwood, N.J., is the ship’s first commanding officer and leads her crew of 276 officers and sailors. U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. Jane Campbell.Robert M. Cieri
Kidd 124kOnlookers welcome the Northrop Grumman-built USS Kidd (DDG 100) to Naval Station San Diego July 23 2007. The ship received praise and accolades from the U.S. Navy after delivery despite many challenges during construction, including damage to the hull following Hurricane Katrina. Photo Courtesy of Northrup Grumman Corporation. Copyright © 2007 Northrop Grumman CorporationBill Gonyo
Kidd 132k080605-N-0975R-002. Portland, Ore., June 5 2008, sailors man the rails aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) as the ship arrives to help celebrate Portland's Fleet Week festivities during the city's 101st annual Rose Festival. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ralph Radford.Robert M. Cieri
Kidd 220k080608-N-7732W-028. Portland, Ore., June 8 2008, Portland residents learn about shipboard life during tours aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), the guided-missile frigate USS Gary (FFG 51) and the guided-missile destroyers USS Kidd (DDG 100) and USS Preble (DDG 88). The ships were moored in downtown Portland for Fleet Week. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Charles Whetstine.Robert M. Cieri
Kidd 161kA series of four images of the USS Kidd (DDG-100) moored at the face of pier 15 San Francisco on July 3, 2008.Capt. Jack C. Goldthorpe, USCG (ret.)
Kidd 180kAs above.Capt. Jack C. Goldthorpe, USCG (ret.)
Kidd 76kAs above.Capt. Jack C. Goldthorpe, USCG (ret.)
Kidd 136kAs above.Capt. Jack C. Goldthorpe, USCG (ret.)
Kidd 150k080728-N-1488S-012. Pacific Ocean, July 28 2008, Midshipman 3r Class John Peach III, left, and Midshipman 3rd Class Elizabeth Subjeck observe multiple ship maneuvering exercises from the bridge wing of the guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100). Sixteen midshipmen spent 48 hours aboard Kidd while participating in Career Orientation and Training for Midshipmen. U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Alexis F. Steele.Robert M. Cieri
Kidd 174k080728-N-1488S-001. Pacific Ocean, July 28 2008, Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Richard Slade discusses the types of weapons used aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) to a group of U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen participating in Career Orientation and Training for Midshipmen (CORTRAMID). Sixteen midshipmen spent 48 hours aboard the ship learning about career options in the surface force. U.S. Navy photo by Ens. Alexis F. Steele.Robert M. Cieri
Kidd 137k080729-N-1488S-009. Pacific Ocean, July 29 2008, Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Richard Slade teaches Midshipman 3rd Class Elizabeth Subjeck how to fire an M-16 rifle during small arms familiarization training during Career Orientation and Training for Midshipmen aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100). Sixteen midshipmen spent 48 hours aboard Kidd learning about career options in the Surface Force. U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Alexis F. Steele.Robert M. Cieri
Kidd 144k080729-N-1488S-021. Pacific Ocean, July 29 2008, Midshipmen aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) for Career Orientation and Training for Midshipmen learn how to operate as members of a hose team while dressed out in fire fighting ensembles and self-contained breathing apparatus. Sixteen midshipmen spent 48 hours aboard the guided-missile destroyer learning about career options in the Surface Force. U.S. Navy photo by: Ensign Alexis F. Steele.Robert M. Cieri
Kidd 168k080730-N-1488S-001. Pacific Ocean, July 30 2008, Midshipman 3rd Class Francis Pedraza, left, helps load 5-inch rounds into the MK 45 5-in gun mount under the guidance of Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Richard Slade aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100). Sixteen midshipmen spent 48 hours aboard Kidd while participating in Career Orientation and Training for Midshipmen. U.S. Navy photo by: Ensign Alexis F. Steele.Robert M. Cieri
Kidd 162k080730-N-1488S-018. Pacific Ocean, July 30 2008, Midshipman 3rd Class Myrian Smith dons tactical gear designed for visit, board, search, and seizure operations. Sixteen midshipmen spent 48 hours aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) while participating in Career Orientation and Training for Midshipmen. U.S. Navy photo by: Ensign Alexis F. Steele.Robert M. Cieri
Kidd 132k081021-N-9928E-054. Pacific Ocean, October 21 2008, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) acts as plane guard for the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), not pictured, during flight operations. Stennis and Kidd are participating in a composite training unit exercise off the coast of Southern California. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Josue L. Escobosa.Robert M. Cieri
Kidd 177kJanuary 17 2009, Kidd passing Seaport Village in San Diego Bay, outbound for deployment.© CAPT Robert Lang USN (Ret.).
Kidd 173k090206-N-8157C-013. Pacific Ocean, February 6 2009, an MH-60S Sea Hawk from the "Eightballers" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 flies past the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) during a replenishment-at-sea between the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos (T-AO 197) and the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis, Kidd and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 are on a scheduled six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean as part of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Denny Cantrell.Robert M. Cieri
Kidd 163k090206-N-8157C-016. Pacific Ocean, February 6 2009. MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters from the "Eightballers" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 fly past the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) during a replenishment-at-sea between the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos (T-AO 197) and the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis, Kidd and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 are on a scheduled six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean as part of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Denny Cantrell.Robert M. Cieri
Kidd 102kSan Diego, December 24 2009.Richard Miller, BMCS, USNR (Ret.)
Kidd 157k100809-N-9520G-003. Seattle, August 9 2010, large harbor tugs prepare to assist the Aleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) as it prepares to leave Elliot Bay after a scheduled port visit to Seattle. Kidd visited Seattle as part of the Seafair Fleet Week. Seafair allows U.S. Sailors to experience the local community and promote awareness of the maritime forces through tours and presentations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nardel Gervacio.Bill Gonyo
Kidd 156k120222-N-OY799-186 Pacific Ocean, February 22 2012, the guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) leads the guided-missile destroyers USS Kidd (DDG 100), USS Pinckney (DDG 91) and USS Wayne E. Meyers (DDG 108), all part of the USS John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group, during an air power demonstration. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group was under way in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations while on a seven-month deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate, USN.Robert M. Cieri
Kidd 121kThree views of USS KIDD (DDG 100) standing into San Diego Bay enroute to the Naval Base on an overcast Monday morning, 27 February 2012. KIDD is returning to homeport upon completion of deployment with the USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74) Strike Group.© CAPT Robert E. Lang USN (Ret.)
Kidd 91kAs above.© CAPT Robert E. Lang USN (Ret.)
Kidd 124kAs above.© CAPT Robert E. Lang USN (Ret.)
Kidd 150k140226-N-YU572-964. Dili, Timor Leste, February 26 2014, Sonar Technician 2nd Class Teresa Russel, demonstrates hose handling techniques to a member of the Timor Leste Defense Force aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Timor Leste. CARAT is a series of annual bilateral exercises conducted with Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Timor Leste. U.S Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jay C. Pugh.Robert Cieri
Kidd 199k140316-N-ZZ999-002. Indian Ocean, March 16 2014, sailors inspect the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100). Kidd is conducting search and rescue operations in the Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. U.S. Navy photo.Robert Cieri
Kidd 235k140530-N-TG831-048. Waters to the south of Japan, May 30 2014, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) prepares to come alongside the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) to conduct a replenishment-at-sea. Kidd is on patrol with the George Washington Carrier Strike Group in support of regional security and stability in the Indo-Asia Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Declan Barnes.Ron Reeves
Kidd 215k140707-N-TG831-400. South China Sea, July 7 2014, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) is underway in the South China Sea. Kidd is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting regional security and stability in the Indo-Asia Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Declan Barnes.Ron Reeves
Kidd 20kShip's patch.Clint Ellis GSMC (SW) USN

USS KIDD DDG-100 History
Note: History is unavailable at this time
This ship was built too late to be covered by the DANFS project

Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Richard Edward Thomas    Jun 9 2007- Feb 22 2008
CDR Charles Preston Good    Feb 22 2008 - Dec 17 2009
CDR Paul William Bieraugel    Dec 17 2009 - Jun 20 2011
CDR Jennifer Lynn Ellinger    Jun 20 2011 - Jan 18 2013
CDR Gabriel  Alvcarez  Varela    Jan 18 2013 - Jun 25 2014
CDR Thomas James Zerr    Jun 25 2014 - present

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
USS Kidd (DDG-100) website
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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