Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd

Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd (HMBRH)

Location: Cleveland, OH 44114 Cuyahoga County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 30.513', W 81° 41.64'

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Isaac Campbell Kidd, Sr. was born in Cleveland in 1884. He entered the United States Naval Academy in 1902 and dedicated his life to the Navy. While an ensign, he sailed around the world with the "Great White Fleet" from 1907 to 1909. During the 1920s and 1930s, he held numerous flag commands. Promoted to Rear Admiral in 1940, he was assigned as Commander, Battleship Division ONE. On December 7, 1941, Kidd was aboard the battleship USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. During the surprise Japanese air raid, bombs detonated her ammunition. The resulting explosion sank the ship, causing the loss of 1,100 crewmen, including Admiral Kidd. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery. Two destroyers were named in honor of this World War II naval hero: USS Kidd (DD-661), 1943-1964 (still afloat as the centerpiece of the Louisiana Naval War Memorial, Baton Rouge), and USS Kidd (DDG-993), 1981-1998.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number77-18
Year Placed2003
Placed ByThe Ohio Bicentennial Commission, the International Paper Company Foundation, and the Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 11:57pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 442084 N 4595445
Decimal Degrees41.50855000, -81.69400000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 30.513', W 81° 41.64'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 30' 30.78" N, 81° 41' 38.40" W
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Area Code(s)216, 330, 440
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1097-1149 E 9th St, Cleveland OH 44114, US
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