PORTER DD 59
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.
- Tucker (Improved O'Brien) Class Destroyer
- USS PORTER Destroyer No. 59
Commissioned April 17 1916
- USS PORTER DD-59
Designated (DD) July 17 1920
Decommissioned June 22 1922
Loaned to the U.S. Coast Guard June 7 1924
- USCGC PORTER CG-7
Commissioned Feb 20 1925 - Decommissioned June 5 1933
Returned to U.S. Navy June 30 1933
Name cancelled for new construction (DD-356) July 1 1933
Struck from Naval Register July 5 1934
Sold August 22 1934 and broken up for scrap
Keel Laid August 24 1914 - Launched August 26 1915
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NAMESAKE - David Porter (1780–1843)
Porter was an officer in the United States Navy and later the commander-in-chief of the Mexican Navy.
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