Allied Warships


Porter class

8 ships

The destroyer USS Porter (i) (DD 356) of the US Navy. She was lost on 26 Oct 1942.

Technical information

Displacement1825 BRT 
Length381 feet 
Complement175 men 
Armament8 5 inch guns
8 1 pdr
8 21 inch torpedo tubes 
Max speed37 knots
EnginesGeared-turbines, 2 screws 
Power50,000 hp 
Notes on class

This class was designed to counter the large destroyers the Japanese were building in the early 30's.

Their armament was modified to reflect the new threat coming from aircraft.

US Navy destroyer classes during WWII:
Sampson - Caldwell - Wickes - Clemson - Farragut - Porter - Mahan - Gridley - Bagley - Somers - Benham - Sims - Benson / Gleaves - Fletcher - Allen M. Sumner - Gearing


US Navy US Navy ships of the Porter class

To see all Porter class ships click here.

USS Balch (DD 363)
USS Clark (DD 361)
USS McDougal (DD 358)
USS Moffett (DD 362)
USS Phelps (DD 360)
USS Winslow (DD 359)
USS Porter (i) (DD 356) Lost on 26 Oct 1942
USS Selfridge (DD 357)

8 Destroyers of the Porter class. 1 of them was lost.

See all US Navy Destroyer classes.

Books dealing with this subject include:

Full Circle, John Gritten, 2003

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