USS Porter II

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Porter II

(DD-59: dp. 1,205; 1. 315'3"; b. 29'11"; dr. 9'4", s. 29 k.
cpl. 133; a. 4 4", 4 21" tt.; cl. Tuckee)

The second Porter (DD-59) was laid down by William Cramp and Sons, Philadelphia, Penn., 24 February 1914 Iaunched 26 August 1915, sponsored bv Miss Georgiana Porter Cusachs; and commissioned 17 April 1916, Lt. Comdr. Ward K. Wortman in command.

After shakedown in the Caribbean, Porter sailed in convoy 24 April 1917 escorting the first U.S. troops to Europe. She

arrived at Queenstown, Ireland, 4 May, where she was based during World War I, meeting and escorting convoys from the U.S. as they entered the war zone. Kept busy as a convoy escort, she severely damaged U-108, 28 April 1918, while the German submarine was steaming to intercept a convoy. Operating from Brest after 14 June, she returned to the United States at the end of the war.

After World War I Porter operated off the East Coast and was decommissioned 23 June 1922. Transferred to the Coast Guard, 7 June 1924, she was returned to the Navy 30 June 1933, and disposed of by scrapping under the terms of the 1930 London Treaty for Limitation of Armament the following year. Her name was struck from the Navy List 5 July 1934 and her materials were sold 22 August 1934.