USS Porter (DD-356)

Casualty List

Navy US Navy
Type Destroyer
Class Porter 
Pennant DD 356 
Built by New York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Laid down 18 Dec 1933 
Launched 12 Dec 1935 
Commissioned 25 Aug 1936 
Lost 26 Oct 1942 
  She started her service in the Atlantic, and was relocated to the Pacific Fleet in 1937. She left Pearl Harbor on the 5th of December, 1941 for a patrol around the Hawaiian Islands, escaping the Japanese air raid. Then she operated with Task Force 11, before joining Task Force 16, and left for the Solomons.

On 26 October, 1942, in the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, USS Porter (Lt Cmdr David Gillies Roberts) was hit by a torpedo from a crashed American torpedo bomber. When the plane ditched the torpedo broke loose and hit the Porter. The crew abandoned her, and she was scuttled by gunfire from USS Shaw. USS Porter received 1 Battle Star for her services before her loss. 

  Cdr. Forrest Betton Royal,            USN  from 25 Aug.1936
  Cdr. Harry Draper Hoffman,           USN  from 1939
  Cdr. Charles W. Weitzel,             USN  from 1940
  Lt.Cdr. Frederick Irving Entwistle, USN  from 1941
  Lt.Cdr. David Gillies Roberts,       USN  from 1941 till 26Oct1942