The USS Kidd is a WWII destroyer ship that was launched in 1943 and saw plenty of action in WWII and the Korean War. Then it was retired and made into a veterans memorial/museum vessel on the banks of the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The Kidd was named after Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd who was the first U.S. Navy flag officer to die during World War II.
The USS Kidd was never modernized and is the only destroyer to maintain her WWII appearance. She was restored and in 1997 her torpedo tubes were re-loaded.
The Kidd’s special mooring in the Mississippi River is designed to cope with the annual change in river depth, which can be up to forty feet; so for half the year she floats in the river, the other half of the year she is dry-docked out of the water.
My boys were very impressed by the many guns on board.
There were so many levels to explore, so many things to see.
We had an amazing visit on board and left knowing a lot more about destroyer ships and feeling very patriotic.