USS Kidd (DD-661)

305 River Rd S
Baton Rouge LA  70802

Phone: 2253421942

USS Kidd , a Fletcher-class destroyer, was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named after Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd, who died on the bridge of his flagship USS Arizona during the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Admiral Kidd was the first US flag officer to die during World War II, and the first American admiral ever to be killed in action. A National Historic Landmark, she is now a museum ship, berthed on the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.World War IIKidd was launched 28 February 1943 by Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Kearny, New Jersey; sponsored by Mrs. Isaac C. Kidd, widow of Rear Admiral Kidd, and commissioned 23 April 1943, Commander Allan Roby in command. During her initial cruise to the Brooklyn Naval Shipyards, she sailed across New York Harbor with the Jolly Roger flying from the foremast. Subsequently, during outfitting, her crew adopted the pirate captain William Kidd as their mascot, and commissioned a local artist to paint a pirate figure on the forward smokestack.

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White Alder 50th Anniversary

White Alder 50th Anniversary
12:30 pm - 12/07/2018

At USS Kidd (DD-661)

Join us as we honor the 17 crew members who lost their lives aboard Coast Guard Cutter White Alder after it sank on the Mississippi River December 7, 1968. The...

Strong Warrior Yoga

Strong Warrior Yoga
08:15 am - 01/06/2018

At USS Kidd (DD-661)

Kick off 2018 with our first FREE Strong Warrior Yoga for all levels, even BEGINNERS, this Saturday at 8:15am following a Battle 6:11 Training at 7:30am. Come for...

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