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The destroyer Kidd became the second ship of the U.S. Navy with a massive infection COVID-19

The destroyer Kidd became the second ship of the U.S. Navy with a massive infection COVID-19

The situation with the outbreak of coronavirus on board the USS Kidd (DDG-100) missile destroyer of the US Navy has deteriorated significantly. The ship, which arrived at a naval base in San Diego on Tuesday, already recorded 64 infected. This is stated in a published statement by the US Navy.

The command officially announced that at the time the destroyer arrived in San Diego, 63% of the ship’s crew were checked for coronavirus. On Tuesday morning, the number of infected reached 64 people; on Saturday evening, 33 crew members were infected. In total, the ship's crew includes 380 people, including 32 officers.

To date, 63% of USS Kidd crew members (DDG 100), including all who have had symptoms and those they have been contacted, have been tested for coronavirus, 64 positive results have been identified

As previously reported, the destroyer participated in the anti-drug operation, which the US is conducting in the Caribbean and the eastern Pacific. According to a Pentagon spokesman, Jonathan Hoffman, the USS Kidd (DDG-100) was the second ship after the Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier, which had an outbreak of coronavirus during combat duty at sea.

The destroyer URO USS "Kidd" of the type "Arleigh Burke" was laid down on April 29, 2004, the baptism and launch ceremony on January 22, 2005, but was damaged during Hurricane Katrina, so the re-launch took place on April 03, 2006. It was put into operation on June 09, 2007.

Full displacement - 9200 tons. The length is the largest - 155,3 meters, width 20 meters, draft - 9,4 meters. Maximum speed 32 knots. Cruising range 4890 miles at 20 knots.
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B April 29 2020 10: 08 New
    Another ghost ship!
    (In a scary voice ...)
    With a team from the cove of the dead!
    1. Sky strike fighter
      Sky strike fighter April 29 2020 10: 28 New
      At the bottom of it, so that others are not infected.
  2. knn54
    knn54 April 29 2020 10: 32 New
    Just yesterday we read about it ("Maybe ..").
  3. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 April 29 2020 10: 42 New
    armor and bulkheads do not save from infection and gouging ... who will be the next leader ... the US fleet is large
    1. NDR-791
      NDR-791 April 29 2020 10: 58 New
      Key points of the Monroe Doctrine:

      1. The United States refrains from interfering in internal affairs or hostilities between
      European powers;
      2. The United States will recognize and will not interfere in the affairs of existing colonies in the Western Hemisphere;
      3. The possibility of further colonization of the Western Hemisphere is excluded;
      4. any actions of European powers aimed at conquering or establishing dominance over
      independent states in the Western Hemisphere will be seen as unfriendly by
      relation to the USA.

      Oh, it's time to still admit that the founders knew what they were doing. Yes, and stick in the future. Moreover, Trump is not particularly opposed. Make America Great Again ... Get Away From Us.
  4. sergo1914
    sergo1914 April 29 2020 10: 57 New
    So this is where Putin has been missing all this time ...
    1. AU Ivanov.
      AU Ivanov. April 29 2020 13: 01 New
      Yes, Putin sneezed on American destroyers.
  5. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter April 29 2020 11: 21 New
    So also the submarine boats on alert. Pieces 8-10, no less. They are in silent mode. Here it will be radical. am
  6. Evgenijus
    Evgenijus April 29 2020 12: 04 New
    How can you infect a ship’s crew when it’s away from the coast?
    The ship commander and the doctor who made contact with the outsiders (from the shore) are to blame.
    But from which shore? Who are they taking aboard in the ocean?
    Our Navy should take this into account ...