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USS Kidd Site

The Mississippi River's water levels vary by as much as 40 feet per year because of the snow melts in the Rocky Mountains and the Appalachian Mountains. The reason the USS KIDD runs out of water is due to summer droughts. The ship sits in a cradle and you can walk underneath it. When the water levels rise hight, it can float again. 
A: During wartime conditions, the USS Kidd had as many as 330 men living aboard the ship. That number was slightly less during peacetime operations. When you visit this memorial, you'll walk the nostalgic decks and envision what life was like on the ship. You’ll soon understand why it’s considered one of the most unique things to do in Baton Rouge, LA. 
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