USS Porter (i) (DD 356)
Destroyer of the Porter class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||New York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||18 Dec 1933|
|Launched||12 Dec 1935|
|Commissioned||25 Aug 1936|
|Lost||26 Oct 1942|
She started her service in the Atlantic, and was relocated to the Pacific Fleet in 1937. She left Pearl Harbor on the 5th of December, 1941 for a patrol around the Hawaiian Islands, escaping the Japanese air raid. Then she operated with Task Force 11, before joining Task Force 16, and left for the Solomons.
On 26 October, 1942, in the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, USS Porter (Lt Cmdr David Gillies Roberts) was hit by a torpedo from a crashed American torpedo bomber. When the plane ditched the torpedo broke loose and hit the Porter. The crew abandoned her, and she was scuttled by gunfire from USS Shaw. USS Porter received 1 Battle Star for her services before her loss.
Commands listed for USS Porter (i) (DD 356)
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|Charles William Weitzel, USN||(1)|
|1||Cdr. Forrest Betton Royal, USN||25 Aug 1936||11 Jun 1938|
|2||Harry Draper Hoffman, USN||11 Jun 1938||(1)|
|3||Frederick Irving Entwistle, USN||15 Jun 1941||21 Mar 1942|
|4||Lt.Cdr. David Gillies Roberts, USN||21 Mar 1942||26 Oct 1942|
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