PORTER DDG 78

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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    Arleigh Burke Class (Flight II) Guided Missile Destroyer
    Keel Laid 2 December 1996 - Launched & Christened 15 November 1997

  1. USS PORTER DDG-78
    Commissioned (Special) 12 March 1999
    Commissioned 20 March 1999
Porter DDG78 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Porter DDG-78 Covers Page 1    (1996-2008)

 

Postmarks

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A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
 
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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link To
Close-Up Image
Thumbnail Link
To
Full Cover Image


 

Locy Type
FDC 2-2(n+)
(USS, FPO
AE 09582-1296)

1999-03-20

GregCiesielski Porter DDG78 19990320 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Porter DDG78 19990320 1 Front.jpg

Commissioning. Ship's cachet, serviced by Wolfgang Hechler


 

Locy Type
FDC 9-2(n+)
(USS, FPO
AE 09582-1296)

1999-03-20

GregCiesielski Porter DDG78 19990320 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Porter DDG78 19990320 1 Front.jpg

Commissioning. Ship's cachet, serviced by Wolfgang Hechler


 

Locy Type
11-2(n+)
(USS, FPO
AE 09582-1296)

2006-07-02

Ebert Porter DDG 78 20060702 1 pm1.jpg
Ebert Porter DDG 78 20060702 1 front.jpg

Celebrating Independence Day in Eastport ME. Contributed by Douglas Ebert


 

Locy Type
11-2n+
(USS, FPO AE 09582)

2015-08-31

GregCiesielski Porter DDG78 20150831 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Porter DDG78 20150831 1 Front.jpg

Cachet by Thad Kaczkowski


 

Locy Type 12

2019-03-20

GregCiesielski Porter DDG78 20190320 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Porter DDG78 20190320 1 Front.jpg

Cachet by Michael Brock. The condition of the postmark prevents a complete typing of the postmark.


 

Locy Type F

2003-02-28

GregCiesielski Porter DDG78 20030228 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Porter DDG78 20030228 1 Front.jpg

Ship's cachet, serviced by Thad W. Kaczkowski


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-10

2008-06-23

GregCiesielski Porter DDG78 20080623 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Porter DDG78 20080623 1 Front.jpg

100th Anniversary of the Great White Fleet. Ship's cachet, serviced by Thad Kaczkowski

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - Named after U.S. Navy officers Commodore David Porter (February 1, 1780 – March 3, 1843), and his son, Admiral David Dixon Porter (June 8, 1813 – February 13, 1891).

Commodore Porter was an officer in the United States Navy in the rank of captain and the honorary title of commodore. Porter commanded a number of U.S. naval ships, including the famous USS Constitution. He saw service in the War of 1812, the First Barbary War of 1815 and in the West Indies.

Admiral Porter was a United States Navy admiral and a member of one of the most distinguished families in the history of the U.S. Navy. Promoted as the second U.S. Navy officer ever to attain the rank of admiral, after his adoptive brother David G. Farragut, Porter helped improve the Navy as the Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy after significant service in the American Civil War.

Five ships of the US Navy have honored these two Naval Officers - USS Porter TB-6, USS Porter DD-59, USS Porter DD-356, (lead ship of the PORTER class of destroyers),
USS Porter DD-800 and USS Porter DDG-78.

The ships sponsor is Mrs. Garland Johnson, the wife of Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jay Johnson.

 


 

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