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USS Kidd (DDG-100) is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the United States Navy. She is the third Navy ship named after Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd, who was on board Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor, and was the first American flag officer to die in World War II. Kidd was christened on 22 January 2005 at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Commander Richard E. Thomas of Westwood, New Jersey, served as her first Commanding Officer until February 2008. Commander Charles P. Good of Huntington Beach, California, will take Kidd on her maiden deployment. The ship was damaged at the shipyard docks during Hurricane Katrina on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, requiring a return to the dry dock for repairs, delaying her commissioning and deployment with the Navy. She was commissioned in Galveston, Texas on June 9, 2007. She is currently homeported in San Diego, California.