US Navy USS PORTER (DDG 78) Launched Tomahawk Missiles

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wXtauKQKgs
Published on April 8, 2017 by

Here are another three videos of US Warship firing multiple tomahawk missiles into Syrian Territory. A total of 59 tomahawk missiles fired from USS Porter and USS Ross Destroyer in Syrian Airbase in retaliation of chemical gas attack.

USS Porter (DDG-78) is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the United States Navy. It is the fifth ship to bear the name of two naval legends: Commodore David Porter (1780-1843) and his son, Admiral David Dixon Porter (1813-1891).

General Characteristics:

  • Launched: November 1997
  • Commissioned: March 20, 1999
  • Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding, West Bank, Pascagoula, Miss.
  • Propulsion system: four General Electric LM 2500 gas turbine engines
  • Propellers: two
  • Blades on each Propeller: five
  • Length: 505,25 feet (154 meters)
  • Beam: 67 feet (20.4 meters)
  • Draft: 30,5 feet (9.3 meters)
  • Displacement: approx. 8.300 tons full load
  • Speed: 30+ knots
  • Aircraft: None. But LAMPS 3 electronics installed on landing deck for coordinated DDG/helicopter ASW operations.

Armament:

  • two MK 41 VLS for Standard missiles, Tomahawk
  • Harpoon missile launchers,
  • one Mk 45 5-inch/54 caliber lightweight gun
  • one Phalanx CIWS
  • one SeaRAM system
  • Mk 46 torpedoes (from two triple tube mounts),
  • two Mk 38 Mod 2 25mm machine gun systems
  • Homeport: Rota, Spain
  • Crew: 23 Officers, 24 Chief Petty Officers and 291 Enlisted
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