The USS Kidd (DDG-100) holds an important place in defending American interests and protecting freedom across the globe. As an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer for the U.S. Navy, she is impressively equipped to succeed in even the most demanding of missions.
The USS Kidd is named after Rear Admiral Isaac Campbell Kidd, an American naval hero who received the Medal of Honor for his extraordinary courage in World War II. Admiral Kidd was killed on the bridge of the USS Arizona during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.
He was the highest ranking casualty in the attack. When he first learned of the attack, Admiral Kidd rushed to the bridge of USS Arizona and courageously discharged his duties until the demise of the USS Arizona from the direct bomb hit on the bridge which resulted in a magazine explosion. Admiral Kidd’s body was never recovered and to this day he is considered missing in action.
Commissioned on 9 June 2007, the USS Kidd has a displacement of approximately 9,200 long tons and stretches some 509 feet in length. Armed with naval guns and anti-air, anti-surface, and anti-submarine missiles, plus other weapons, she is equipped for surface-to-air, surface-to-surface, and anti-submarine warfare. She also is the home for two SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters.
This coin is minted in bronze, finished with an antique patina, and pays tribute to the USS Kidd, saluting the exceptional service of her crew. The obverse contains a portside view of the USS Kidd cutting through the ocean on her way to defend American freedoms. The reverse displays the shield and crest of the USS Kidd, imbued in bold colored enamel, with an American flag in the background.
Each coin measures 1 3/4 inch (44mm) round in diameter.
This is a surplus NWTMint item, packaging may vary.