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?<h2>''{{#var:ship_name}}'', YEAR</h2>+<h2>USS ''Kidd'', 1945</h2>
?:FABRICATION YARD;CITY, COUNTRY+:Builder: :Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company;<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Kearny, New Jersey
?:Laid down: DD MONTH YEAR+:Laid down: 16 October 1942
?:Launched: DD MONTH YEAR+:Launched: 23 February 1943
?:Commissioned: DD MONTH YEAR+:Commissioned: 23 April 1943
 +:Decommissioned: 10 December 1946
 +:Recommissioned: 28 March 1951
 +:Decommissioned: 19 June 1964
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?:XX tons displacement, standard+:2,050 tons displacement, standard
?:XXm length+:114.7m length
?:XXm beam+:12.1m beam
?:XXm draft +:4.2m draft
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 ====Machinery==== ====Machinery====
?:+:4 oil-fired boilers, 2 turbines
 +:492 tons of oil
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 ====Performance==== ====Performance====
?:XX knots at XX shaft horsepower+:35.0 knots at 60,000 shaft horsepower
?:XX nm at XX knots+:6,500 nm at 15 knots
?:Main belt: +
?:Upper belt: +
?:Torpedo bulkhead: +
?:Decks: +
?:Bulkheads: +
?:Barbettes and Turrets: +
?:Conning tower: +
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 ====Armament==== ====Armament====
 =====Main===== =====Main=====
?:+:Five (5x1) 127mm guns
 =====Torpedoes===== =====Torpedoes=====
?:+:Five (1x5) 533mm torpedo tubes
 +=====Anti-Aircraft Guns=====
 +:Fourteen (2x4, 3x2) 40mm Bofors cannons
 +:Twelve (6x2) 20mm Oerlikon cannons
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?=====Total=====+:270 - 320 men
?===== Bombers=====+
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 +As the first class of destroyers produced by a wartime United States, the ''Fletcher''-class was seen as a logical progression from the pre-war designs. Gibbs-and-Cox, took their experience in designing the previous ''[[Benson]]'' and ''Gleaves''-class, and sought to rectify the deficiencies in both design. Coming in at above 1500 tonnes, the previous designs failed to meet the armament requirement of five 5-inch guns and 10 torpedo tubes; they were seen as too small and top heavy. Time would prove their third creation to be a war-winner; the mettle and venerability of the ''Fletchers'' were displayed during the gruelling combat in the Pacific campaign.
 +''Fletcher''-class were the first destroyers in the Navy that exceeded 2000 tonnes displacement. A change from previous design practice, ''Fletchers'' had flush-decks, as opposed to the raised forecastle design seen on the ''Benson''-class. This increased her length but decreased her freeboard. Overall this was considered a very structurally sound and seaworthy design. Additionally —unique to ''Fletcher''-class ships built later in World War II (such as USS ''Kidd'') — the superstructure design was altered: it was of a lower height with a flat-face and bridge, as opposed to the traditional rounded-tower design.
 +In order to maintain the 38 knot speed regardless of the increase in tonnage, new propulsion machinery was used: boilers that were 20-30% more efficient and turbines that were 20% more powerful than predecessors. Ultimately a third of the internal space was consumed by propulsion machinery in a unique configuration. The forward boiler and turbine room were separated from the rear boiler and engine room via watertight bulkheads. Each individual segment ran the port and starboard propulsion screws, respectively. This configuration resulted in greater machine survivability from combat damage.
 +As required by US Navy specifications, each ''Fletcher'' class ship was able to mount five (5) 5-inch guns in single, enclosed dual-purpose mounts; two guns forward, two guns rear, and one amidships. All turrets were controlled by Mark 37 and Mark 22 Fire Directors. Feeding information to the gun computer, the main battery could all be remotely controlled if required. Furthermore, the class got to implement SG surface radar and "Variable-Time" proximity fuses — both novelties to the Navy — that allowed effective engagement of both surface and air threats.
 +For greater anti-ship capabilities, the class was able to mount 10 torpedoes in 2 quintuple-mount launchers amidships; the heaviest torpedo broadside of any USN destroyer at the time. By also carrying depth launchers in conjunction with anti-submarine sonar, Fletchers were able to combat submarines.
 +Learning from the experience of Pearl Harbor, the Navy decided to invest in heavier anti-aircraft armament. After seeing their effectiveness during the Spanish Civil War, the Navy's Bureau of Ordnance (BuOrd) arranged manufacturing licences for Oerlikon 20mm and Bofors 40mm cannons; Anti-aircraft armament was constantly being changed throughout the war.
 +In light of the mounting ferocity and desperation of Japanese kamikaze attacks against US carrier strike groups late into the Pacific campaign, the Navy saw it fit to increase anti-aircraft potency in picket ships however possible. In 1945, about 55 ''Fletcher''-class destroyers – such as USS ''Kidd'' – had their forward torpedo tubes removed to install an anti-aircraft platform mounting two quad-barrel 40mm. In addition to three dual-barrel emplacements, the total was brought up to fourteen 40mm AA guns. Furthermore, the seven single-barrel 20mm were replaced with six dual-barrel emplacements, bringing the total up to twelve 20mm AA guns.
 +Overall, the class were equipped with a plethora of tools to combat a myriad of threats and seen as a flexible platform that can adapt to changing needs.
 +In the end, 175 Fletchers were produced from 11 shipyards throughout the country. USS ''Kidd'' (DD-661) was the 133rd ''Fletcher''-class destroyer to be produced, named after RAdm. Isaac C. Kidd; KIA during the sinking of his flagship USS ''[[Arizona]]'' in 1941. With the sponsorship of Mrs. Kidd, Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. in Kearny, New Jersey built the namesake destroyer; launched 28 February 1943.
?''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.+''Torps? Where we're going, we don't need torps.''
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Destroyer | U.S.A. | Tier VIII
Tech Tree Position
Purchase price9,100  Doubloons
Hit Points16,700 
Main Battery
127 mm/38 Mk30 mod. 05 х 1 pcs.
Rate of Fire17.96 shots/min.
Reload Time3.34 sec.
Rotation Speed34 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time5.29 sec.
Firing Range12.1 km.
Maximum Dispersion105 m.
HE Shell127 mm HE Mk32 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,800 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity792 m./s.
HE Shell Weight24.5 kg.
AP Shell127 mm AP/SC Mk38 
Maximum AP Shell Damage2,100 
Initial AP Shell Velocity792 m./s.
AP Shell Weight25 kg.
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm Mk151 х 5 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.49 shots/min.
Reload Time122 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
TorpedoMk15 mod. 3 
Maximum Damage16,633 
Torpedo Speed55 knot
Torpedo Range9.15 km.
AA Defense
127 mm/38 Mk30 mod. 05 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second53.5 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
40 mm Bofors Mk22 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second31.8 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
40 mm Bofors Mk13 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second33.9 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
20 mm Oerlikon Mk206 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second36.6 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
Maximum Speed38 knot
Turning Circle Radius620 m.
Rudder Shift Time3.9 sec.
Surface Detectability Range7.38 km.
Air Detectability Range3.29 km.
Battle Levels

Kidd — American premium Tier VIII destroyer.

A Fletcher-class destroyer that has powerful anti-aircraft armament and a high speed. In May 1945, she was modernized to receive enhanced AA armament by removing her forward torpedo launcher.

USS Kidd is now preserved as a military museum ship in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.


Main Battery Rate of Fire
180° Turn Time
Maximum Dispersion
Maximum HE Shell Damage
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell
Maximum AP Shell Damage
Research price
Purchase price
127 mm/38 Mk30 mod. 0185.291051,80052,100 00
Hull Hit Points
Main Turrets
Secondary Gun Turrets
AA Mounts
Torpedo Tubes
Hangar Capacity
Research price
Purchase price
Kidd16,700132053/2/6/510 00
Torpedoes Rate of Fire
Torpedo Tubes Reload Time
180° Turn Time
Maximum Damage
Torpedo Speed
Torpedo Range
Research price
Purchase price
Mk15 mod. 30.51227.216,633559.2 00
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
Maximum Firing Range
Research price
Purchase price
Mk8 mod. 1012.1 00
Engine Maximum Speed
Research price
Purchase price
Propulsion: 60,000 hp38 00

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1
 Slot 2  Damage Control System Modification 1 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1
 Slot 3  Main Battery Modification 2 AA Guns Modification 1 Aiming Systems Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Propulsion Modification 2 Steering Gears Modification 2
 Slot 5  Target Acquisition System Modification 1 Concealment System Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 3

Player Opinion




      As a premium ship, Kidd doesn't have any upgrades to research.

      Optimal Configuration


      The recommended upgrades for Kidd are as follows:

      Upgrade Slot 4 allows players to mount Defensive AA Fire Modification 1, a special upgrade which boosts the duration of the Defensive AA Fire (While active, the damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns is increased.) consumable by 20%. This is a useful upgrade to mount when fully specializing for AA duties.

      Commander Skills

      Key skills for Kidd commanders include most common Destroyer captain skills, such as Last Stand, Adrenaline Rush, Survivability Expert, and Concealment Expert. With only a single torpedo launcher, Kidd is not well suited to a torpedo build, so torpedo-related captain skills are less useful for her. Kidd can be specialized for AA using Basic Firing Training, Advanced Firing Training, and Manual Fire Control for AA Armament.


      As a premium ship, Kidd comes included with Type 10 camouflage that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, and increases the amount of experience she earns.


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