The USS Kidd is a Fletcher-class destroyer that served in the Pacific during the Second World War and then in Korea. She is now a museum ship, restored to her 1945 configuration. There were 175 Fletcher-class DD’s built during the war.
Here are some photos from a visit.
The USS Kidd, drydocked next to the Mississippi River. Only 375 feet long, destroyers were known as “tin cans”.
Although the Kidd was named after a Rear Admiral who had been killed at Pearl Harbor, the crew adopted the pirate Captain Kidd as its mascot
5-inch gun turrets. These could be used as anti-aircraft guns, for shore bombardment, or against other ships.
The gun breech inside the turret
Ammunition magazine below the turret
The main deck
The Combat Information Center
40mm anti-aircraft gun
20mm antiaircraft gun. Though destroyers were small ships, they packed a lot of firepower.
Depth-charge racks on deck. Used against enemy submarines.
Torpedo tubes. Used against enemy surface ships.
Crew bunks below deck