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U.S.S. WILLIAM D. PORTER

(DD-579)


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DD-579 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY1942-Keel Date: 7 MAY 1942
at Consolidated Steel Corporation Orange TX
SEP1942-Launch Date: 27 SEP 1942
JAN1943-JAN1945North Atlantic
JUL1943-Commissioned: 6 JUL 1943
NOV1943-DEC1943North Atlantic
JAN1944-DEC1944Alaska
DEC1944-JUN1945Middle Pacific

DD-579 General Specifications

Class: Fletcher class destroyer

Named for: William D. Porter

Complement: 273 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 2050 tons

Length: 376 feet 6 inches

Beam: 39 feet 8 inches

Flank Speed: 35 knots

Range: 6500 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition:Sunk in action 10 June 1945