Porter file photo [1668]

USS Porter

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassPorter-class Destroyer
BuilderNew York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, NJ
Laid Down18 Dec 1933
Launched12 Dec 1935
Commissioned27 Aug 1936
Sunk26 Oct 1942
Displacement2597 tons full
Length381 feet
Beam37 feet
Draft13 feet
MachineryGeared turbines with two screws
Power Output50000 SHP
Speed37 knots
Range6,500nm at 12 knots
Crew194
Armament8x5

Contributor:

ww2dbasePorter was the lead ship of her class of destroyers. She had her shakedown cruise off northern Europe. Assigned to the Pacific Fleet in Jul 197, she was based in San Francisco and San Diego. She was two days out of Pearl Harbor on the day of the Japanese attack in Dec 1941, and patrolled in the immediate region in the next few months. In Oct 1942, she sortied with Task Force 16 for the Solomon Islands and took part in the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, where she was torpedoed and eventually scuttled by gunfire from destroyer Shaw. The torpedo that fatally torpedoed her might have been a torpedo from an American torpedo bomber.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia.

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27 Aug 1936 Porter was commissioned into service.

Photographs

Commander Ernest G. Small of US Navy Destroyer Division Three with captains of his ships, aboard Porter, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 21 Mar 1939Porter off Yorktown, Virginia, United States, 19 Apr 1939Porter off Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 4 Nov 1941Porter off Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 10 Jul 1942, photo 1 of 2
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Commander Ernest G. Small of US Navy Destroyer Division Three with captains of his ships, aboard Porter, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 21 Mar 1939
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