The Destroyer USS Kidd (Anatomy of The Ship) (Hardcover)
A brilliantly detailed visual representation of the only US World War II destroyer that has retained its original configuration all the way up to today.
USS Kidd (DD-661) was launched February 28, 1943, and served in the Pacific from August 1943 until the end of World War II, taking part in operations in the Marshall Islands, the Marianas campaign, and the Philippines. In early 1945, she joined Task Force 58 (TF 58) for the invasion of Okinawa. After service in the Korean War as part of Task Force 77 she alternated West Pacific cruises with operations on the West Coast. She was decommissioned on June 19, 1964 and entered the Atlantic Reserve Fleet. She has been docked at Baton Rouge since May 23, 1982, when she was transferred to the Louisiana Naval War Memorial Commission and is now on public view there as a museum vessel. Never modernized, USS Kidd is the only destroyer to retain its World War II appearance.
This brand-new addition to the "Anatomy of the Ship" series combines a brief narrative history of the USS Kidd, its design, and construction, with a series of detailed plans of the destroyer, contemporary photographs, and Stefan Draminski's superbly detailed digital color artworks.
About the Author
Stefan Draminski was born in 1982 and is a naval researcher and illustrator. Since 2002 he has worked on numerous publications on military history subjects. Using 3D software, he creates highly detailed and historically accurate digital models of warships, aircraft, and vehicles. He is the author of Battleship Bismarck (Osprey 2018) and provided the digital artwork for Battleships Yamato and Musashi. He lives in Torun, Poland, with his wife, children and dog.