The U.S.S. Porter is a destroyer in Arleigh Burke class. These fast warships provide multi-mission offensive and defensive capabilities, and can operate independently or as part of carrier battle groups, and underway replenishment groups. For more information see www.porter.navy.mil
Date Deployed: July 4th, 1991
Commissioned: March 20th, 1999 Bath Iron Works, Ingalls Shipbuilding
Displacement: 8,315 tons
Length: 505'; Beam 59'
Propulsion System: four General Electric LM 2500-30 gas turbines, two shafts, 100,000 total shaft horsepower.
Speed: 30+ kts; Complement 23 Officers, 300 Enlisted.
Homeport: Norfolk, Virginia