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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
MAY 1942 - Keel Date: 7 MAY 1942
at Consolidated Steel Corporation Orange TX
SEP 1942 - Launch Date: 27 SEP 1942
JAN 1943 - JAN 1945 North Atlantic
JUL 1943 - Commissioned: 6 JUL 1943
NOV 1943 - DEC 1943 North Atlantic
JAN 1944 - DEC 1944 Alaska
DEC 1944 - JUN 1945 Middle 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