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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

Add a DDG-993 Shellback Initiation Add a DDG-993 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUL 1964 - JUL 1964 Cuban Missle Blockade
JUN 1978 - Keel Date: 26 JUN 1978
at Litton Ingalls Pascagoula Mississippi
AUG 1979 - Launch Date: 11 AUG 1979
MAR 1981 - Commissioned: 27 MAR 1981
FEB 1983 - Shellback Initiation - 26 FEB 1983 - Indian Ocean
OCT 1983 - NOV 1983 Grenada
MAR 1984 - MAR 1984 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
MAR 1985 - OCT 1985 Mediterranean
MAR 1987 - DEC 1987 Desert Shield
JUN 1987 - DEC 1987 Persian Gulf Tanker Escort
JAN 1991 - JUN 1991 Desert Storm
NOV 1992 - Shellback Initiation - 15 NOV 1992 - Pacific Ocean
MAY 1996 - OCT 1996 Counter Narcotics Deployment - Eastern Pacific
MAR 1997 - Shellback Initiation - 13 MAR 1997 - Atlantic Ocean
MAR 1998 - Decommissioned: 12 MAR 1998
MAR 1998 - 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)