|Armament||8 5 inch guns|
8 1 pdr
8 21 inch torpedo tubes
|Max speed||37 knots|
|Engines||Geared-turbines, 2 screws|
|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:
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)|
See all US Navy Destroyer classes.