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Title: Types of Navy Ships


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Types of Navy Ships
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Classes of Ships
First class 40 guns or more Second class 20
40 guns Third class less than 20
http//usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/blnavy
shipname.htm
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Naming of Ships
March 3, 1819 Congress gave the responsibility
of naming ships to the Secretary of the Navy.
Click to see
How Ships are Named
http//www.ww2pacific.com/typename.html
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USS Kidd
Pirate of the Pacific
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USS Kidd
The USS KIDD (DD-661) is a Fletcher-class
destroyer, the six hundred sixty-first destroyer
built by the United States Navy. In the
traditional system of naming destroyers after
Naval heroes, she was named after Rear Admiral
Isaac Campbell Kidd, Sr. who was killed aboard
his flagship, USS ARIZONA (BB-39) during the
surprise attack by the Japanese on the American
fleet anchored at Pearl Harbor on December 7,
1941. She, the ship, was first launched on
February 28, 1943.
http//www.usskidd.com/
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Rear Admiral Isaac Campbell Kidd, Sr. (1884 -
1941)
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The Mascot
KIDD's first voyage was one of some notoriety.
Under the command of Cdr. Allan B. Roby, the
destroyer moved across New York Harbor for
delivery to the Brooklyn Naval Shipyards . . .
flying the skull and crossbones of the Jolly
Roger high from the foremast. The edition of TIME
magazine that week carried a photo of KIDD,
announcing that it had been one hundred years
since the Jolly Roger had flown in New York
Harbor. The crew quickly adopted the pirate
Captain Kidd as their mascot, hiring a local
cartoonist to paint the famed buccaneer's image
high of the forward smokestack.
http//www.usskidd.com/
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Captain William Kidd(c. 1645 - 1701)
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Service
She saw her first duty covering the North
Atlantic sea lanes near Argentia,
Newfoundland. In August of 1943, she transited
the Panama Canal along with three other
destroyers providing escort for USS ALABAMA
(BB-60) and SOUTH DAKOTA (BB-57) and proceeded to
Pearl Harbor. She served in World War II and in
the Korean War.
http//www.usskidd.com/
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The Pirate of the Pacific
Taking their mascot pirate to heart, crew members
began to "ransom" rescued pilots for ice cream
mix and other delicacies from their comrades
aboard aircraft carriers so that her reputation
grew as the "Pirate of the Pacific." Other
destroyers conducted this practice, but KIDD did
so with a certain flair. The Pirates were one of
the first "tin cans"--destroyers--to have their
very own ice cream machine, something usually
reserved for the larger vessels of the fleet.
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Decommissioned
KIDD was decommissioned for the last time on June
19, 1964, after over twenty years of service. The
venerable destroyer had earned twelve battle
stars during her career eight for service in
World War II and four for service in Korea. She
was placed in the Philadelphia Shipyard to await
her final fate, one that befell so many of her
sister ships the cutting torch. But through the
efforts of many dedicated people, she avoided the
scrapping yard to make one final voyage.Her
destination Louisiana.
http//www.usskidd.com/
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Ship's Statistics
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USS Kidd
http//de220.com/DE20Index/DD66120Kidd/USS20Kid
d2028DD-66129.htm
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Photos of the USS Kidd Click on the graphic to
view
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