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USS Kidd (DD-661), 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, and is the only surviving US destroyer still in her World War II configuration.Put USS Kidd at the forefront of your travel plans using our Baton Rouge travel route planning website.
USS Kidd reviews
I’ve been several times and even lodged on the ship overnight. I love it every time. Kids love it as well! They have a nice indoor museum and gift shop too
I’ve been several times and even lodged on the ship overnight. I love it every time. Kids love it as well! They have a nice indoor museum and gift shop too more »
We are very fortunate to be able to tour ships that have served our country. Having served in the Army, Naval ships fascinate me and this one is no exception. It is not among the largest so every...
We are very fortunate to be able to tour ships that have served our country. Having served in the Army, Naval ships fascinate me and this one is no exception. It is not among the largest so every... more »
Great little museum and self-guided tour of the ship. The tour was very thorough and covered most of the ship. We only had an hour, which was just enough time to get a good look at the ship itself without lingering in any one area too long. I plan to come back another time to look at the museum and take a little more time onboard the Kidd.
Some nice exhibits, including battleship models and explanations of naval warfare in different conflicts, but the main attraction is obviously the USS Kidd itself. The ship is moored just outside the museum, and there's a self guided tour which takes you through many of the ship's compartments and onto many different levels of the deck. You can climb into the seat of some of the 40mm guns and into the "cabins" of the larger 5 inch guns. Really gives you a great insight to what it was like as a sailor or marine in WW2. Admission was about $13 per adult, and we spent approximately two hours in total.
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