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DDG-78 USS Porter Guided Missile Destroyer Military Patch FREEDOMS CHAMPION

 USS PORTER
GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER
"DDG 78"
FREEDOM'S CHAMPION
Military Patch

USS Porter (DDG-78) is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the United States Navy. Porter is named after Commodore David Porter, and his son, Admiral David Dixon Porter.  The Porter is one of only five (other than the USS Constitution) currently commissioned U.S. Navy ships to have sunk an enemy vessel with its own armament.  She was commissioned 20 March 1999. On 28 October 2007, Porter attacked and sank two pirate skiffs off Somalia after receiving a distress call from the tanker MV Golden Nori which was under attack from pirates. On November 12, 2009, the Missile Defense Agency announced that Porter would be upgraded during fiscal year 2013 to RIM-161 Standard Missile 3 (SM-3) capability in order to function as part of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System.


SIZE:  5"  X  4"


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