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USS Porter (DDG-78)
USS Porter (DDG-78) 2007
USS Porter (DDG-78)
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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 2019
Badge: USS Porter DDG-78 Crest
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.

    PiratesEdit

    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]

    UpgradeEdit

    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 2010Edit

    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 2012Edit

    120812-N-XO436-114 USS Porter after collision

    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]

    ReferencesEdit

    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

    This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain.

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