|USS Porter (DDG-78)|
USS Porter (DDG-78)
|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|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2020[update]|
|Class & type:||Arleigh Burke class destroyer|
|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)|
|Sensors and |
|Electronic warfare |
|Aircraft carried:||2 Sikorsky MH-60R helicopters can be embarked|
Pirates[edit | edit source]
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.
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. 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]
On August 12, 2012, the Porter collided with the MV Otowasan, a Japanese oil tanker, near the Strait of Hormuz. 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. Initially Naval Forces Central Command did not provide details about the collision, saying that it was under investigation. The ship's captain, Cmdr. Martin Arriola, was subsequently removed from command of the ship and replaced by Cmdr. Dave Richardson. 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.
References[edit | edit source]
- "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.
- "MDA announces next 6 BMD ships", Navy Times, 12 November 2009.
- "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
- "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.
- Associated Press, "U.S. Navy ship collides with tanker off Hormuz", Japan Times, 14 August 2012, p. 2
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- 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.
- "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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Hixenbaugh, Mike, "After $700,000 In Temporary Repairs, Navy Ship Is Back In Action", Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, 24 October 2012
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