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The USS porter (DD-356) was the lead ship of her class of large destroyers built for the United States Navy before the Second World War. Designed as a destroyer leader to lead large groups of destroyers in combat, the Porter was built with a substantial main armament making her one of the most heavily-armed destroyers of her time. Porter saw some service during the Second World War in the pacific theatre, and was eventually scuttled after being torpedoed at the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands.
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=== Design and development ===
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During the interwar period, the United States Navy built a number of large destroyers, or destroyer leaders, designed to lead destroyer flotillas in future conflicts. The first of these classes, the Porter class, was designed and built in the early 1930s. Porter was the lead ship of this class, and was laid down in December of 1933. She was launched two years later in December of 1935, and commissioned by August of 1936.
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Porter carried a main armament of eight 5-inch (127 mm) guns in four dual mounts - this was an exceptionally-heavy armament for a destroyer, matched only by her successor class, the [[Somers (DD-381)|Somers]]. Her anti-aircraft armament was extremely weak, with just two quadruple 28 mm (1.1 inch) Chicago Piano anti-aircraft mounts and two 12.7 mm (0.5 inch) AN/M2 machine guns. Porter had a massive engine block delivering 50 000 shaft horsepower, allowing her to reach a maximum speed of 35 knots. However, unlike the succeeding Somers class, Porter had two funnels, limiting her to eight 533 mm torpedo tubes in two quad mounts. She had a crew of 194 officers and men.
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=== Operational History ===
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After her commissioning, the Porter embarked on a shakedown cruise to Northern Europe and St. John’s, Newfoundland. In August of 1937, she transferred to the Pacific fleet and was based out of San Diego, where she operated until the start of the Second World War. Through a stroke of luck, the Porter was not at Pearl Harbour on the day of the attack, having left port two days earlier. She then spent the next few months in training, before joining TF 16 heading towards the Solomon islands. Upon arriving at the Solomons, the American carrier force engaged Japanese naval units in an engagement to be known as the Battle of Santa Cruz. In the ensuing action, Porter was torpedoed and eventually scuttled by the destroyer Shaw. The origin of the torpedo is not clear; however, a Japanese submarine is likely the culprit. Porter earned one battle star for her service during the Second World War.
  
 
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* Helgason, G. (1995). USS Porter. Retrieved January 26, 2021, from <nowiki>https://uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/5149.html</nowiki>
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* Navy History and Heritage Command. (2019, August 9). Porter III (DD-356). Retrieved January 26, 2021, from <nowiki>https://www.history.navy.mil/research/histories/ship-histories/danfs/p/porter-iii.html</nowiki>
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Latest revision as of 20:06, 26 January 2021

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Porter (DD-356)
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Description

The Porter class, USS Porter (DD-356) is a rank III American destroyer with a battle rating of 5.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.95 "Northern Wind".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Main fire tower3 / 3 / 3 mm
Hull16 mm (steel)
Superstructure4 mm (steel)
Number of section7
Displacement2 597 t
Crew194 people

The Porter is equipped with anti-frag armor, but this only helps against HE, and is useless against shells from most cruisers. That being said, given its large crew size (for a destroyer) and anti-frag protection, Porter can serve as a destroyer leader, and (briefly) tank shells whilst the rest of its team follows up behind. The Porters turrets are somewhat protected from HMG and auto cannon fire, but are also large and prone to being disabled by dedicated artillery pieces above 76mm, though you do have eight of them. The ship also has a row torpedo tubes which serve as an easy to see ammo rack to detonate, if torpedoes are brought along.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB84 / 35 km/h
RB69 / 29 km/h

The ability to steam above 60 km/h, makes the Porter a very fast vessel, at the cost of some turning time.

Mobility Characteristics
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 84 35
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 69 29

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB870 → 1 131 Sl icon.png
RB1 070 → 1 391 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications19 790 Rp icon.png
44 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost980 Ge icon.png
Crew training22 000 Sl icon.png
Experts77 000 Sl icon.png
Aces400 Ge icon.png
Research Aces280 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
170 / 260 / 100 % Sl icon.png
136 / 136 / 136 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Dry-Docking
Research:
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Cost:
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140 Ge icon.png
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Rudder Replacement
Research:
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Cost:
2 000 Sl icon.png
130 Ge icon.png
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Propeller Replacement
Research:
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Cost:
1 800 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png
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Engine Maintenance
Research:
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Cost:
3 600 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
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Tool Set
Research:
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Cost:
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140 Ge icon.png
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Fire Protection System
Research:
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Cost:
2 000 Sl icon.png
130 Ge icon.png
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Smokescreen
Research:
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Cost:
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130 Ge icon.png
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Shrapnel Protection
Research:
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Cost:
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120 Ge icon.png
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Ventilation
Research:
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Cost:
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120 Ge icon.png
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New Pumps
Research:
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Cost:
3 600 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
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Ammo Wetting
Research:
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Cost:
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230 Ge icon.png
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Anti-Air Armament Targeting
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Auxiliary Armament Targeting
Research:
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Cost:
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130 Ge icon.png
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Research:
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Cost:
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Primary Armament Targeting
Research:
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Cost:
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120 Ge icon.png
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Improved Rangefinder
Research:
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Cost:
1 800 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png
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Torpedo Mode
Research:
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Cost:
3 600 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png

Armament

Primary armament

4 х Turret2 x 5 inch/38 Mk.12 cannon, mount Mk.22
Ammunition720 rounds
Vertical guidance-10° / 35°

Eight 5-inch cannons, makes the Porter one of the most dangerous destroyers in the game. That being said, due to the turrets being of a pre-war design, they have a relatively slow reaction time, as they turn rather slowly. Hence the Porter's require a player to think of precisely when and where an enemy will come from. The rate of fire can easily be cut to under twenty rounds per minute, but the guns have a poor arc and velocity, and thus excel in close to medium range engagements.

Secondary armament

2 х Turret4 x 1.1 inch/75 Mk.1 automatic gun
Ammunition7800 rounds
Belt capacity65 rounds
Fire rate150 shots/min

The Porter has only two 1 inch AA guns. They are slow to traverse, and slow to fire, and you are better off using your main cannons with timed fuse shells for any really AA damage. Still they do serve as a deterrent and early warning system

Anti-aircraft armament

2 х Turret2 x 12.7 mm AN-M2 machine gun
Ammunition4000 rounds
Belt capacity200 rounds
Fire rate577 shots/min
Main article: AN-M2 (12.7 mm)

With only two 12.5 machine guns, some PT boats have better dedicated AA weaponry. Regardless they can still deter some planes, but cannot cover the front of the ship at all

Additional armament

Setup 116 x 533 mm steam turbined Mk.15 torpedo
Main article: Mk.15 (533 mm)

With 15 torpedoes, with a decent range and speed, the Porter can be a torpedo boat, but aside from serving as an ammo rack, in game, the high speed and rough terrain makes carrying torpedoes a very situational weapon, and one that largely shines in Naval EC

Usage in battles

Destroyer Hunter

With double the guns of almost every destroyer around its BR, the Porter is a great anti destroyer hunter, a role it should stick to in an up-tier givens its low caliber main battery. Due to its large size and poor lack luster armor (which only helps against HE fire), the Porter should refrain from a cruiser gun duel, and instead cap points or cover more protected or faster allies in the shallow and narrow areas around caps.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • 8 x 5-inch dual purpose guns give it excellent firepower
  • Decent rate of fire

Cons:

  • AA power is lacklustre due to only 2 x 12.7 mm AN-M2 Browning machine guns and 2 x 1.1"/75 calibre guns.
  • The turrets lack any true armour making them vulnerable, much like its successor, USS Somers
  • Has a small crew size of 194

History

USS Porter off of Yorktown, Virginia in 1939. Note the cruiser-like appearance of her superstructure.

The USS porter (DD-356) was the lead ship of her class of large destroyers built for the United States Navy before the Second World War. Designed as a destroyer leader to lead large groups of destroyers in combat, the Porter was built with a substantial main armament making her one of the most heavily-armed destroyers of her time. Porter saw some service during the Second World War in the pacific theatre, and was eventually scuttled after being torpedoed at the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands.

Design and development

During the interwar period, the United States Navy built a number of large destroyers, or destroyer leaders, designed to lead destroyer flotillas in future conflicts. The first of these classes, the Porter class, was designed and built in the early 1930s. Porter was the lead ship of this class, and was laid down in December of 1933. She was launched two years later in December of 1935, and commissioned by August of 1936.

Porter carried a main armament of eight 5-inch (127 mm) guns in four dual mounts - this was an exceptionally-heavy armament for a destroyer, matched only by her successor class, the Somers. Her anti-aircraft armament was extremely weak, with just two quadruple 28 mm (1.1 inch) Chicago Piano anti-aircraft mounts and two 12.7 mm (0.5 inch) AN/M2 machine guns. Porter had a massive engine block delivering 50 000 shaft horsepower, allowing her to reach a maximum speed of 35 knots. However, unlike the succeeding Somers class, Porter had two funnels, limiting her to eight 533 mm torpedo tubes in two quad mounts. She had a crew of 194 officers and men.

Operational History

After her commissioning, the Porter embarked on a shakedown cruise to Northern Europe and St. John’s, Newfoundland. In August of 1937, she transferred to the Pacific fleet and was based out of San Diego, where she operated until the start of the Second World War. Through a stroke of luck, the Porter was not at Pearl Harbour on the day of the attack, having left port two days earlier. She then spent the next few months in training, before joining TF 16 heading towards the Solomon islands. Upon arriving at the Solomons, the American carrier force engaged Japanese naval units in an engagement to be known as the Battle of Santa Cruz. In the ensuing action, Porter was torpedoed and eventually scuttled by the destroyer Shaw. The origin of the torpedo is not clear; however, a Japanese submarine is likely the culprit. Porter earned one battle star for her service during the Second World War.

Media

See also

Links to articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the ship;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

References

  • Helgason, G. (1995). USS Porter. Retrieved January 26, 2021, from https://uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/5149.html
  • Navy History and Heritage Command. (2019, August 9). Porter III (DD-356). Retrieved January 26, 2021, from https://www.history.navy.mil/research/histories/ship-histories/danfs/p/porter-iii.html


New York Shipbuilding Corporation
Destroyers 
Gun Destroyers (DD)  Porter (DD-356)
Cruisers 
Cruiser, Light (CL)  USS Cleveland (CL-55)

USA destroyers
Clemson-class  USS Welborn (DD-195) · Clemson (DD-213) · Clemson (DD-336)
Farragut-class  Farragut (DD-355)
Fletcher-class  Fletcher (DD-445) · USS Bennion (DD-662) · USS Cowell (DD-547)
Porter-class  Porter (DD-356) · USS Phelps (DD-360) · USS Moffett (DD-362)
Somers-class  Somers (DD-381)
Allan M. Sumner-class  Sumner (DD-692)