• Parking Options

    October 7, 2018
    Parking is available on River Road in front of the USS KIDD where it says “Visitor Parking”, at the Baton Rouge River Center (parking fee) or the Belle of...
  • How USS Kidd Handles Seasonal Changes

    September 13, 2018
    The Mississippi River is on the rise and the USS KIDD (DD-661) is riding high on the current in downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Despite many people’s assumptions, Baton Rouge...
  • Restoring The Officer’s Wardroom to WWII Design

    September 7, 2018
    In the 1950s/1960s, the Officer’s Wardroom had cement poured in an attempt to level the deck, vinyl tiles were laid on top of that to update the mid-century decor....
  • “Kamikaze Warfare” – The Mk-37 Gun Director

    WWII (1943-46)

    The kamikaze attack on the USS KIDD (DD-661) on April 11, 1945, is not an isolated event. It must be viewed ultimately in the context of the desperation of...

  • “Torpedoes In The Water” — Rescue Off Rabaul

    WWII (1943-46)

    Bill Cox, one of the KIDD's wartime torpedomen, relates his experience of an incident which occurred on November 11, 1943, during the Bougainville landings just a few months after...

  • “Kamikaze Warfare” – The Day Boys Became Men: A Tribute to Chief Machinist Mate Charles David Taylor, USNR

    WWII (1943-46)

    The Chief Petty Officers (CPOs) were and remain today the backbone of the Navy. They are the men and women who have made careers out of the sea services,...

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