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Kidd-class Guided Missile Destroyer

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The Kidd-class DDG as delivered in 1982 and in its 2010 configuration.

The Kidd-class Guided Missile Destroyers are a class of destroyer in service in the Canadian Forces Maritime Command from 1981 to 2026. Originally, the Kidd-class was intended to be used in the Iranian navy, however because of the of arms embargo after the Iranian Revolution, the Kidd-class destroyers were sold to Canada for 550 million dollars in 1980. In 2001, the Taiwanese government ordered six Kidd-class guided missile destroyers for their navy. In 2008, the Iranian government ordered six Kidd-class destroyers from the United States government as part of the end of the arms embargo. In 2010, the Kidd-class underwent an extensive overhaul and upgrade to allow it to serve into the 2020s.

Specifications[edit]

1982 Configuration[edit]

  • Type: Guided Missile Destroyer (Hull designation symbol DDG)
  • Characteristics
    • Length: 563 feet (171.6 meters)
    • Beam: 55 feet (16.77 meters)
    • Draught: 32.8 feet (10 meters)
    • Displacement (Light): 7,289 tons (7,174 long tons; 8,035 short tons)
    • Displacement (Loaded): 9,783 tons (9,628 long tons; 10,784 short tons)
  • Crew: 363 (31 officers and 332 enlisted)
  • Propulsion: 4 x General Electric LM2500 gas turbines, 2 shafts: 80,000 shp (40 MW)
  • Range: 6,000 nautical miles (11,000 km; 6,900 mi) at 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph); 3,300 nautical miles (6,100 km; 3,800 mi) at 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)
  • Speed: 33 Knots (61.12 Kilometers/Hour; 37.98 Miles/Hour)
  • Sensor Suite/Electronic Countermeasures
    • AN/SPQ-9A gunfire control radar
    • AN/SLQ(V)3 OUTBOARD II EW suite
    • AN/SPS-48E air search radar
    • AN/SQS-53 sonar
    • AN/SPS-55 surface search radar
    • AN/SPG-60 gunfire control radar
  • Armament
    • 2 x Mark 45 Mod 0 5"/54-caliber naval gun
    • 2 x Mark 26 twin-arm missile launcher (fires RIM-66 Standard)
    • 2 x Mark 141 armoured box launchers (fires UGM-84 Harpoon)
    • 2 x 20 mm Phalanx CIWS Mark 15 cannons
    • 2 x Mark 32 triple 12.75 in (324 mm) torpedo tubes (Mark 46 torpedoes)
    • 1 x Mark 112 8-cell ASROC Launcher
  • Aircraft Carried: 1 x CH-124 Sea King (replaced by CH-148 Cyclone)

2010 Configuration[edit]

  • Type: Guided Missile Destroyer (Hull designation symbol DDG)
  • Characteristics
    • Length: 563 feet (171.6 meters)
    • Beam: 55 feet (16.77 meters)
    • Draught: 32.8 feet (10 meters)
    • Displacement (Light): 7,289 tons (7,174 long tons; 8,035 short tons)
    • Displacement (Loaded): 9,783 tons (9,628 long tons; 10,784 short tons)
  • Crew: 278 (30 officers and 248 enlisted)
  • Propulsion: 4 Vektris Engineering (license-built GE) LM2500+ gas turbines, 2 shafts: 150,000 shp
  • Range: 6,400 nautical miles at 20 knots
  • Speed: 35 Knots (4.82 Kilometers/Hour; 40.28 Miles/Hour)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • System 025A medium-range air search radar
    • AN/SPS-48E long-range air search radar
    • AN/SPG-60 gun fire control radar
    • AN/SPQ-9A gun fire control and ranging radar
    • AN/SPG-62 missile fire control radars
    • System 034SCR long-range surface search radar
    • AN/SLQ-32(V)6 electronic warfare system
    • AN/SQS-525 active variable-depth hull sonar
    • AN/SQR-507 passive towed sonar array
    • System 050C Integrated Information Transfer System
    • Mk 53 Nulka active missile decoy system
  • Armament:
    • 2 x Mk.45 Mod 4 5"/62-caliber naval guns
    • 2 x Mk.41 64-cell Vertical Launching System (fires 128 BGM-109 Tomahawk, RUR-139 VL-ASROC, RIM-156 Standard II, RIM-161 Standard III, RIM-162 ESSM)
    • 2 x 35mm Naval Defender CIWS cannons
    • 1 x Mk.49 Rolling Airframe Missile Launcher (21 RIM-116 missiles plus 84 reloads)
    • 2 x Mk.55 533mm surface torpedo tubes, 6 Mk.48 SV anti-submarine torpedoes
    • 4 x M2 Browning 12.7mm machine guns
  • Aircraft Carried: 1 x CH-148 Cyclone

Unit Run[edit]

 Name   Number   Builder   Launched   Commissioned   Home port   Status 
Canadian Forces Maritime Command
HMCS Hudson Bay DDG-284 Ingalls Shipbuilding August 11, 1979 March 27, 1981 CFB Halifax Active
HMCS James Bay DDG-285 Ingalls Shipbuilding December 1, 1979 August 29, 1981 CFB Halifax Active
HMCS Grand Banks DDG-286 Ingalls Shipbuilding March 1, 1980 October 24, 1981 CFB Esquimalt Active
HMCS Sable Island DDG-287 Ingalls Shipbuilding June 28, 1980 March 13, 1982 CFB Esquimalt Active
Republic of China Navy
ROCS Kee Lung DDG-1801 China Shipbuilding Corporation May 30, 2003 December 17, 2005 Su-Ao Naval Base Active
ROCS Su Ao DDG-1802 China Shipbuilding Corporation July 19, 2003 January 18, 2006 Su-Ao Naval Base Active
ROCS Tso Ying DDG-1803 China Shipbuilding Corporation December 7, 2003 May 23, 2006 Tso Ying Naval Base Active
ROCS Hsin Chu DDG-1804 Taiwan Shipbuilding Corporation Janauary 19, 2004 August 20, 2006 Kee Lung Naval Base Active
ROCS Ma Kong DDG-1805 Taiwan Shipbuilding Corporation February 26, 2004 July 31, 2006 Tso Ying Naval Base Active
ROCS Tai Tung DDG-1806 Taiwan Shipbuilding Corporation April 13, 2004 August 19, 2006 Kee Lung Naval Base Active
Iranian Navy
Kouroush D10 Defense Industries Organization April 17, 2009 December 30, 2010 Bandar-e Abbas Active
Daryush D11 Defense Industries Organization August 27, 2009 April 30, 2011 Bandar-e Abbas Active
Ardeshir D12 Defense Industries Organization December 11, 2009 August 25, 2011 Bandar-e Abbas Active
Nader D13 Defense Industries Organization March 19, 2010 December 1, 2011 Bandar-e Abbas Active
Shapour D14 Defense Industries Organization July 29, 2010 April 11, 2012 Bandar-e Abbas Active
Anoshirvan D15 Defense Industries Organization December 8, 2010 August 21, 2012 Bandar-e Abbas Active
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