USS Texas and USS Kidd QSL Cards

Back in early December, I had the honor of working the amateur radio stations at two museum ships for Pearl Harbor Day special events.  During the weekend before December 7, I worked USS Texas, BB-35 – NA5DV in the early hours of the morning on 40 meters.  The Texas is the last Dreadnought battleship in existence, over 95 years old! The USS Texas is now a museum ship at the San Jacinto State Historic Site near Houston, TX.  She saw service in the Battle of Vera Cruz, World War I, and World War II.  On December 7, I worked the USS Kidd, DD-661 – W5KID from my mobile station.  The Kidd is a World War II destroyer that is now a museum ship in Baton Rouge, LA.  She is named after the Admiral Isaac Kidd, who was killed aboard the USS Arizona, his flagship, at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.  The USS Kidd was struck by a Kamikaze which killed 38 men and wounded 55 men during action off of Okinawa

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