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USS Porter (DDG-78)
USS Porter.
USS Porter (DDG-78)
Career (US)
Name: USS Porter
Namesake: David Dixon Porter
Ordered: 20 July 1994
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Mississippi
Laid down: 2 December 1996
Launched: 12 November 1997
Acquired: 11 January 1999
Commissioned: 20 March 1999
Motto: Freedom's Champion
Status: in active service, as of 2020
Badge: USS Porter DDG-78 Crest.png
General characteristics
Class & type: Arleigh Burke class destroyer
Displacement:
  • Light: approx. 6,800 long tons (6,900 t)
  • Full: approx. 8,900 long tons (9,000 t)
Length: 505 ft (154 m)
Beam: 66 ft (20 m)
Draft: 31 ft (9.4 m)
Propulsion: 4 General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines, two shafts, 100,000 total shaft horsepower (75 MW)
Speed: >30 knots (56 km/h)
Range:
  • 4,400 nautical miles at 20 knots
  • (8,100 km at 37 km/h)
Complement:
  • 33 commissioned officers
  • 38 chief petty officers
  • 210 enlisted personnel
  • Sensors and
    processing systems:
  • AN/SPY-1D 3D Radar
  • AN/SPS-67(V)2 Surface Search Radar
  • AN/SPS-73(V)12 Surface Search Radar
  • AN/SPG-62 Fire Control Radar
  • AN/SQS-53C Sonar Array
  • AN/SQR-19 Tactical Towed Array Sonar
  • AN/SQQ-28 LAMPS III Shipboard System
  • Electronic warfare
    & decoys:
  • AN/SLQ-32(V)2 Electronic Warfare System
  • AN/SLQ-25 Nixie Torpedo Countermeasures
  • MK 36 MOD 12 Decoy Launching System
  • AN/SLQ-39 CHAFF Buoys
  • Armament:
  • 1 × 29 cell, 1 × 61 cell Mk 41 vertical launching systems with 90 × RIM-156 SM-2, BGM-109 Tomahawk or RUM-139 VL-ASROC missiles
  • 2 x Mk 141 Harpoon Missile Launcher SSM
  • 1 × Mark 45 5/54 in (127/54 mm)
  • 2 × 25 mm chain gun
  • 4 × .50 caliber (12.7 mm) guns
  • 2 × 20 mm Phalanx CIWS
  • 2 × Mk 32 triple torpedo tubes
  • Aircraft carried: 2 Sikorsky MH-60R helicopters can be embarked
    Motto: Freedom's Champion

    USS Porter (DDG-78) is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the United States Navy. Porter is named after Commodore David Porter, and his son, Admiral David Dixon Porter.

    Pirates[edit | edit source]

    On 28 October 2007, Porter attacked and sank two pirate skiffs off Somalia after receiving a distress call from the tanker MV Golden Nori which was under attack from pirates.[1]

    Upgrade[edit | edit source]

    On 12 November 2009, the Missile Defense Agency announced that Porter would be upgraded during fiscal year 2013 to RIM-161 Standard Missile 3 (SM-3) capability in order to function as part of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System.[2]

    Operation Nanook 2010[edit | edit source]

    In August 2010 the Porter and the buoy tender USCGC Alder participated in Operation Nanook 2010 in Baffin Bay and the Davis Straits.[3] This was the fourth annual Operation Nanook organized by the Canadian Government, but it was the first to host foreign vessels.

    Collision 2012[edit | edit source]

    USS Porter after the collision

    On August 12, 2012, the Porter collided with the MV Otowasan, a Japanese oil tanker, near the Strait of Hormuz.[4] The collision ripped a 3 by 3 metres (9.8 ft × 9.8 ft) hole in the starboard side of the destroyer, forcing it to Jebel Ali, Dubai for repairs. No one on either ship was injured.[5][6][7] Initially Naval Forces Central Command did not provide details about the collision, saying that it was under investigation.[8][9] The ship's captain, Cmdr. Martin Arriola, was subsequently removed from command of the ship and replaced by Cmdr. Dave Richardson.[10][11] On 12 October 2012, the Porter rejoined Carrier Strike Group Twelve for its transit through the Suez Canal following extensive repairs to the ship costing $700,000.[12][13]

    References[edit | edit source]

    1. "U.S. warship sinks two pirate skiffs". CNN. 29 October 2007. http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/africa/10/29/somalia.pirates/index.html. Retrieved 31 October 2007. 
    2. "MDA announces next 6 BMD ships", Navy Times, 12 November 2009.
    3. "Canada Command – OP Nanook". Canadian Forces. 2010-08. http://www.canadacom.forces.gc.ca/daily/archive-nanook10-eng.asp?#050810. Retrieved 22 September 2010.  mirror
    4. "U.S. destroyer, oil tanker collide". CNN. 12 August 2012. http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/12/world/us-japan-navy-ship-collision/index.html?hpt=hp_t3. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
    5. Associated Press, "U.S. Navy ship collides with tanker off Hormuz", Japan Times, 14 August 2012, p. 2
    6. "Collision in the Strait of Hormuz". Information Dissemination. 13 August 2012. http://www.informationdissemination.net/2012/08/collision-in-strait-of-hormuz.html. Retrieved 27 August 2012. 
    7. "PORTER Collision: 1st Hand Report". CDR Salamander. Google. 14 August 2012. http://cdrsalamander.blogspot.com/2012/08/porter-collision-1st-hand-report.html?m=1. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
    8. "Update: No Injuries In Strait Of Hormuz Collision". NNS120811-11. U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Public Affairs. August 12, 2012. http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=68963. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
    9. Barbara Starr (12 August 2012). "Navy: U.S. destroyer collides with oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz". http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/12/world/meast/bahrain-navy-collision/index.html?hpt=hp_t3. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 
    10. "Skipper of US Navy ship removed from job". Washington Post. August 30, 2012. http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/skipper-of-us-navy-ship-removed-from-job-after-collision-with-oil-tanker-near-strait-of-hormuz/2012/08/30/984133f2-f2b1-11e1-b74c-84ed55e0300b_story.html?wprss=rss_social-nation-headlines&Post+generic=%3Ftid%3Dsm_twitter_washingtonpost. Retrieved August 30, 2012. 
    11. Sam Fellman (30 August 2012). "Destroyer CO fired in wake of tanker collision". http://www.navytimes.com/news/2012/08/navy-porter-co-arriola-fired-collision-083012. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
    12. Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex R. Forster, USN (October 14, 2012). "USS Porter Rejoins Enterprise Carrier Strike Group". NNS121014-04. Enterprise Carrier Strike Group Public Affairs. http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=70138. Retrieved 2012-10-14. 
    13. Hixenbaugh, Mike, "After $700,000 In Temporary Repairs, Navy Ship Is Back In Action", Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, 24 October 2012

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