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Isaac C. KIDD

American Isaac C. KIDD

born Isaac Campbell KIDD

American Rear Admiral in the United States Navy, he was killed on the bridge of USS Arizona during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor

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Born: on March 24, 1884 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Died: on December 07, 1941 in Pearl Harbor, Hawaï, USA


Kidd was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1884. He entered the U.S. Naval Academy in 1902, graduating with the Class of 1906 in February of that year. He was commissioned an ensign in 1908. Kidd participated in the 1907 - 09 Great White Fleet cruise around the world while serving on the battleship New Jersey. Following service on the battleship North Dakota and armored cruiser Pennsylvania, Kidd became the Aide and Flag Secretary to the Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet, the first of his many flagstaff assignments. He was an instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy in 1916 - 17.

During and after World War I, Kidd was stationed on New Mexico, and then he had further staff and Naval Academy service. He was the executive officer of the battleship Utah in 1925 - 26, then commanded Vega until becoming the Captain of the Port at Cristóbal, Panama Canal Zone in 1927 - 30.

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