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USS Kidd (DDG 993)

- formerly Iranian KOUROUSH -
- decommissioned -



USS KIDD was the lead ship of the KIDD - class of guided missile destroyers. These ships were a modified version of the SPRUANCE - class destroyers. Originally built for Iran, the ship was first named KOUROUSH, but after the destroyer's takeover by the U.S. Navy the ship was renamed KIDD, becoming the second ship in the Navy named after Rear Admiral Isaac Campbell Kidd.

Decommissioned on March 12, 1998, the KIDD spend the following years berthed at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Philadelphia, PA., until transfered to Taiwan in 2005. There, the KIDD was recommissioned as KEELUNG in December 2005.

General Characteristics:Awarded: March 23, 1978
Keel laid: June 26, 1978
Launched: August 11, 1979
Commissioned: June 27, 1981
Decommissioned: March 12, 1998
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding, West Bank, Pascagoula, Miss.
Propulsion system: four General Electric LM 2500 gas turbine engines
Propellers: two
Blades on each Propeller: five
Length: 564,3 feet (172 meters)
Beam: 55,1 feet (16.8 meters)
Draft: 31,5 feet (9.6 meters)
Displacement: approx. 9,500 tons full load
Speed: 30+ knots
Aircraft: two SH-2 helicopters (LAMPS I) or one SH-3 helicopter
Armament: two Mk 45 5-inch/54 caliber lightweight guns, two Mk 26 launchers for Standard missiles, Harpoon missile launchers, Mk 46 torpedoes (two triple tube mounts), two 20mm Phalanx CIWS, one Mk 112 launcher for ASROC
Crew: 31 officers, 332 enlisted


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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS KIDD. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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USS KIDD Cruise Books:


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USS KIDD Patch Gallery:

EASTPAC '92/93MED '94/95


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