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U.S.S. KIDD

(DDG-993)

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USS KIDD (DDG-993) - a Kidd class destroyer

In Commission 1981 to 1998

DDG-993 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUL1964-JUL1964Cuban Missle Blockade
JUN1978-Keel Date: 26 JUN 1978
at Litton Ingalls Pascagoula Mississippi
AUG1979-Launch Date: 11 AUG 1979
MAR1981-Commissioned: 27 MAR 1981
FEB1983-Shellback Initiation - 26 FEB 1983 - Indian Ocean
OCT1983-NOV1983Grenada
MAR1984-MAR1984Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
MAR1985-OCT1985Mediterranean
MAR1987-DEC1987Desert Shield
JUN1987-DEC1987Persian Gulf Tanker Escort
JAN1991-JUN1991Desert Storm
NOV1992-Shellback Initiation - 15 NOV 1992 - Pacific Ocean
MAY1996-OCT1996Counter Narcotics Deployment - Eastern Pacific
MAR1997-Shellback Initiation - 13 MAR 1997 - Atlantic Ocean
MAR1998-Decommissioned: 12 MAR 1998
MAR1998-Shellback Initiation - 13 MAR 1998 - Atlantic Ocean

DDG-993 General Specifications

Class: Kidd class destroyer

Named for: Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd

Complement: 31 Officers and 332 Enlisted

Displacement: 9783 tons

Length: 563 feet

Beam: 55 feet

Final Disposition: Sold to Taiwan 30 May 2003; commissioned as ROCS Tso Ying (DDG-1803)