USS William D. Porter (DD 579)
Destroyer of the Fletcher class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Consolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||9 Sep 1940|
|Laid down||7 May 1942|
|Launched||27 Sep 1942|
|Commissioned||6 Jul 1943|
|Lost||10 Jun 1945|
|Loss position||27° 06'N, 127° 38'E|
(Cdr. Charles Melville Keyes, USN) was sunk by a Japanese kamikaze aircraft north-west of Okinawa in position 27º06'N, 127º38'E; All the crew survived and were rescued by USS LCS 86 and USS LCS 122 though 61 were wounded.
Commands listed for USS William D. Porter (DD 579)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Wilfred Aves Walter, USN||6 Jul 1943||14 Nov 1943|
|2||Charles Melville Keyes, USN||14 Nov 1943||10 Jun 1945|
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