Time out, Willie Dee. Go to the corner, and think about what you’ve done.
William D. Porter DD-579, aka that time we shot a torpedo at our own president by accident. Yep. Also, the only time an entire Navy crew was arrested. So many firsts and onlys for the scrapbook.
- Laid down: 7 May 1942
- Launched:27 September 1942
- Commissioned: 6 July 1943
- Struck: 11 July 1945
the other ship involved in one of the fiascos: the USS Iowa BB 61
Band names from this episode:
- White House Boom
- SS College
- Learning Boat
- The Balloon Run
Cultural references from this episode:
This really is the USS Caddyshack. Really.