TF 17 changed course and proceeded at 27 kn (31 mph; 50 km/h) towards Guadalcanal to launch airstrikes against the Japanese forces at Tulagi the next morning. Built by the Ouincy Division of General Dynamics, USS PORTLAND's keel was laid on September 27, 1967. She remained off the coast protecting the landings at Tulagi and Guadalcanal from 7–9 August. In 2003, William Thomas Generous Jr. published Sweet Pea at War: A History of USS Portland, an account of CA33 during WWII. [6], Additionally, the Portland-class cruisers were designed with space to be outfitted as fleet flagships, with accommodations for an Admiral and his staff to operate. "Since we got them there on time, we're hoping that we had something to do with helping bring this thing closer to inevitable victory. [30] The torpedo struck the starboard side, which blew off both inboard propellers, jammed the rudder five degrees to starboard, and jammed her Number Three turret in train and elevation. The ship steamed to Truk Atoll and there Murray, acting for Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz, accepted the formal capitulation of the senior Japanese military and civilian officials in ceremonies aboard Portland. In heavy fighting Enterprise was hit once but Portland and the task group shot down several aircraft. [11] On the morning of 1 May, TF 17 joined with Task Force 11 (TF 11) about 300 nmi (350 mi; 560 km) northwest of New Caledonia. Portland LSD-37 (1970-2003) The USS Portland was nicknamed Sweet Pea and her displacement was 14,181 tons with a length of 553 feet. The 32-year-old ship completed its mission in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom by delivering combat Marines and equipment from the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade to Kuwait, providing Commander, U.S. Central Command power projection capability ashore which was critical for the success of current and future operations. Perhaps it's a snub, viewed another. script.setAttribute("async", true); The dock-landing ship, the USS Portland, recently returned from a three-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. A Japanese air attack came at 14:00 and another after 16:30, and Yorktown was struck several times with torpedoes. The USS Portland is the first naval warship to be named exclusively after Portland, Oregon, and it’s up to one prominent Argay Terrace resident to get the word out. Ollie Lund, known as one of the men who brought McDonald’s to the Pacific Northwest, opened the first McDonald’s in the Northwest on the corner of Northeast 122nd Avenue and Glisan Street in 1960. [7] The blast disrupted her steering column, forcing her to steer in a circle. Images and videos provided by the Navy show the amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland executing "the first system-level implementation … The level of detail is suitable for the most extreme close-up renderings. She then supported the carrier Enterprise during the initial phase of the Guadalcanal Campaign later that year, and was torpedoed during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. [21], After brief repairs at Tongatabu, Portland took on a new commander, Captain Laurance T. DuBose. [48] She reported on 11 March 1946 to the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard for inactivation and assignment to the Reserve Fleet. The next evening, she was dispatched on her first assignment to the scene of the airship Akron, which had crashed at sea. [40], History of United States Naval Operations in World War II, Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, List of cruisers of the United States Navy, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=USS_Portland_(CA-33)&oldid=990894808, World War II cruisers of the United States, Wikipedia articles incorporating text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 8 × 5 in (130 mm)/25 caliber anti-aircraft guns, 2 × 3-pounder 47 mm (1.9 in) saluting guns, 4 × twin 40 mm (1.6 in) Bofors anti-aircraft guns, This page was last edited on 27 November 2020, at 03:34. [25], She then steamed south to take part in the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands as one of the escorts for Enterprise. At her top speed, she could reach up to 22 knots. They steamed for the Aleutian Islands to counter a Japanese force there but were recalled to Pearl Harbor two days later. [7] Following the battle she escorted Enterprise to Pearl Harbor and was then ordered on a secret mission to the Gilbert Islands to conduct a raid on Tarawa with light cruiser San Juan. [14] On 4 May, from a position 100 nmi (120 mi; 190 km) south of Guadalcanal (.mw-parser-output .geo-default,.mw-parser-output .geo-dms,.mw-parser-output .geo-dec{display:inline}.mw-parser-output .geo-nondefault,.mw-parser-output .geo-multi-punct{display:none}.mw-parser-output .longitude,.mw-parser-output .latitude{white-space:nowrap}11°10′S 158°49′E / 11.167°S 158.817°E / -11.167; 158.817), TF 17 launched airstrikes against Japanese forces off Tulagi. She was struck from the Navy List on 1 March 1959 and sold to Union Minerals and Alloys Corp. in New York on 6 October. She then joined with a carrier force assigned to cover the landings around Hollandia and Tanahmerah on New Guinea, which took place from 21–24 April. [6], Portland was laid down by Bethlehem Steel at its Quincy Shipyard on 17 February 1930. It was sunk as a target during an exercise off the Virginia coast later that year. The geometry is clean, built mostly on quads, with no N-gons, no coplanar faces, no coincident or isolated vertices. The first ship was heavy cruiser USS Portland (CA 33), named for the city in Maine, which was commissioned Feb. 23, 1933. Between 14:10 and 14:51 on 15 October she attacked Japanese ships near the island, damaging a transport and a destroyer and suffering one damaged aircraft before she withdrew and rejoined the Enterprise task group near the Solomons. While Lexington came under air attack, none of the Japanese planes came within range of Portland and she did not open fire. The task force, affectionately known as the "Magnificent Seven," was the largest amphibious surge force assembled in over a decade, carrying approximately 5,000 Sailors, 7,000 Marines and tons of heavy equipment and aircraft. A high definition model of the USS Portland lpd-27 amphibious ship (San Antonio Class). She then moved to support operations on Eniwetok Atoll on 8 February, providing shore bombardment on Parry Island ahead of landings which took place on 19 February. The carrier came under heavy air attack at 10:12 on 24 October, and Portland suffered her first wartime damage as one of her 1.1-inch (28 mm) guns exploded in firing and again when one of her AA guns depressed too low and damaged the splinter shield, injuring 19 officers and enlisted men. [9], From 3 January to 1 March 1945, Portland participated in the operations at Lingayen Gulf and Corregidor. [22], Portland accompanied the invasion fleet to Guadalcanal, escorting Enterprise. She bombarded Tarawa on 20 November supporting landings there for several days. [33] She later received a Navy Unit Commendation for her actions in the battle. [7], Portland joined Task Force 17 (TF 17), commanded by Rear Admiral Frank Jack Fletcher and centered around the carrier Yorktown escorted by Portland as well as cruisers Astoria and Chester plus the destroyers Hammann, Anderson, Perkins, Morris, Russell, and Sims and oiler Neosho and Tippecanoe. var setNptTechAdblockerCookie = function(adblocker) { She returned to Leyte Gulf on 1 March for repairs and replenishment, having seen five months of continuous action. var script = document.createElement("script"); She took aboard Rear Admiral Mahlon S. Tisdale and was designated Task Unit 16.9.1. At dawn, she was one of three U.S. ships still too damaged to withdraw on her own power. Returning to combat in mid-1943, Portland saw action in many of the major engagements of the Pacific War, conducting shore bombardments in support of campaigns at the Aleutian Islands, Gilbert and Marshall Islands, Mariana Islands, and New Guinea. Portland then bombarded Satawan in the Nomei Group. [13], At 17:00 on 3 May, Fletcher was notified that a force of Japanese troops had been sighted at Tulagi the day before, approaching the southern Solomons. [7], Portland steamed from San Diego, California, on 2 October 1935 along with Houston, which was carrying President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Portland was the lead ship of the third class of "treaty cruisers" to be constructed by the United States Navy following the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922, following the two vessels of the Pensacola class ordered in 1926 and the six vessels of the Northampton class ordered in 1927. She then steamed toward Pearl Harbor and met the submarine tender Fulton and transferred the Yorktown survivors aboard her on 6 June. [35], With the assistance of Higgins boats, a YP, and a tug, Portland anchored at Tulagi on 14 November. [6] She was the first ship named for the city of Portland, Maine, and sponsored by the daughter of Mayor Ralph D. Brooks of Portland, and with Captain Herbert F. Leary as her first commander. Her total crew complement varied, with a regular designed crew complement of 848,[5] a wartime complement of 952, and a complement 1,229 when the cruiser was operating as a fleet flagship. The annual award recognizes commands for sustained superior performance in an operational environment. The O'BANNON was on the port side of SIRIUS, the PORTLAND on the Starboard.During the inital approach, the PORTLAND mildly brushed against the SIRIUS causing minor damage to one of her British lifeboats. Portland was originally designated as a light cruiser, because of her thin armor, and given the hull classification symbol CL-33. The ship has been deployed a total of seven out of the last eight months. [27] That night, she was among a force of five cruisers and eight destroyers under Daniel J. Callaghan which steamed to counter an approaching Japanese force. USS Portland (LPD 27) is the second ship to honor Oregon’s largest city and is the third U.S. Navy ship to bear the name Portland. After the sixth salvo, Yūdachi exploded, rolled over, and sank within five minutes. She and her sisters steamed across the top of the strait, crossing the T of the Japanese force. Thirty six minutes after receiving the message, she was underway and en route to the crash site. On the night of 24 October, a strong Japanese force consisting of two battleships, one heavy cruiser, and four destroyers headed for Surigao Strait with the apparent intent of raiding shipping in Leyte Gulf. She was then selected for Operation Magic Carpet duty, and returned to Pearl Harbor from 21–24 September embarking 600 troops for transportation to the United States. She was scrapped at Wainwright Shipyard in Panama City, Florida, during 1961 and 1962. [6] In 1943, a light tripod was added forward of the second funnel on the ship, and a prominent fire-control director was installed aft. After shelling the island for 30 minutes, it was discovered no Japanese were ashore. She screened for Yorktown again in the Battle of Midway, picking up her survivors as well. [29] Shortly thereafter, Portland was struck by a torpedo fired by either the destroyer Inazuma or the destroyer Ikazuchi at 01:58, causing heavy damage to her stern. [40], Her tripod mast was preserved at Fort Allen Park, Portland. @media only screen and (min-device-width : 320px) and (max-device-width : 480px) { [34] She suffered 18 killed, 17 wounded in the battle. Prompted by reports the Japanese would attack Port Moresby, the force moved to the Louisiades to engage the Japanese the next day. The submarine struck Portland with three torpedoes, but none detonated, likely because the submarine had fired too close and they had no time to arm. [23] She then remained in the area to support the Guadalcanal operations and to protect communications lines for the attacking forces. She was involved in the October 1944 Battle of Leyte Gulf, engaging Japanese ships in the decisive Battle of Surigao Strait. [6] The machinery was provided by the builders. The second USS Portland was a US Navy Anchorage class dock landing ship built at General Dynamics Quincy Shipbuilding Division at Quincy, Massachusetts, and commissioned in 1970. [4] As completed, the ship was protected with 3.25 inches (83 mm) of belt armor which increased to 5 inches (130 mm) around the magazines. NORFOLK, VA - JANUARY 12: Tugboats assist the USS Portland as it maneuvers out of port from Little Creek Amphibious Base toward open ocean January 12, 2003 in Norfolk, Virginia. With the destructionof most of the U.S. battleship fleet at Pearl Harbor, cruisers such as Sweet Pea carried the biggest guns the Navy possessed for nearly a year after the start of World War II. [6] The ship reached, however, 32.7 knots (60.6 km/h; 37.6 mph) on sea trials. Arriving off Lingayen Gulf on 5 January, and bombarding the vicinity of Cape Bolinao, she entered the Gulf the same day and commenced bombardment of the eastern shore but discontinued immediately when a large wave of Japanese kamikaze planes approached. [24] She continued to protect the carrier through 25 August, when Allied forces prevented reinforcement of Japanese units in the Solomons by a large naval armada under Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto. After a four-day journey they arrived and began to offload supplies on 12 November and were countered by a Japanese air attack of 46 aircraft. Portland was ordered during the pre-war period on February 13th, 1929 and built … [4] Portland was designed for a range of 10,000 nautical miles (19,000 km; 12,000 mi) at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph). Navy NewStand. The cruiser supported the landing on Peleliu on 15 September, providing artillery to support the advance of Allied forces. From there, she was towed to Sydney, Australia, by the tugboat Navajo and escorted by the destroyers Meade and Zane for preliminary repairs prior to overhaul in the United States. Ordered for the U.S. Navy in Fiscal Year 1930, Portland was originally designated as a light cruiser, and given the hull classification symbol CL-33, being re-designated a heavy cruiser with the symbol CA-33 on 1 July 1931, in accordanc… The Japanese were first met by PT boats, then in succession by three coordinated destroyer torpedo attacks, and finally by devastating gunfire from American battleships and cruisers disposed across the northern end of the strait. VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - Hundreds of families stood in the rain and fog Friday, cheering as the USS Portland became the first East Coast-based Navy ship to return home from the war in Iraq. USS Portland (CL/CA–33) was the lead ship of the Portland class of cruiser and the first ship of the United States Navy named after the city of Portland, Maine. LSD 37 - USS Portland : USS Portland (LSD 37) US Navy photo: Type, Class: Dock Landing Ship ... Decommissioned: August 4, 2003. Larry Creevy, Portland's commanding officer. Portland was decommissioned in 2003 and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register in 2004. [8] Her armor was between 2 inches (51 mm) and 5.75 inches (146 mm) thick on the transverse bulkheads, while armor on her main deck was 2.5 inches (64 mm) thick.  Portland took the Japanese cruiser Mogami under fire, scoring four hits on her at 04:02, striking the compass platform and AA defense center. She arrived off Leyte on 17 October, entering the Gulf the next day, and began two days of shore bombardments to prepare for the troop landings there. (function(src){var a=document.createElement("script");a.type="text/javascript";a.async=true;a.src=src;var b=document.getElementsByTagName("script")[0];b.parentNode.insertBefore(a,b)})("//experience.tinypass.com/xbuilder/experience/load?aid=bYdYZQml5V"); Story Number: NNS030411-16 The yellow rose alludes to the unwavering support of the families of the crew. From November 1943 to February 1944, Portland participated in the Gilbert and Marshall Islands campaigns. document.cookie = "__adblocker=" + (adblocker ? [7] She rolled badly until fitted with bilge keels. [38] She left Australia after preliminary repairs, escorted by destroyer HMAS Warramunga. She returned to Pearl Harbor on 25 December, and went into drydock to repair her rudder and propellers. Rear Adm. Terrance T. Etnyre, commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, greeted Portland upon its arrival and presented the command the coveted Battle Efficiency Award for 2002. Following this series of operations, Portland returned to Mare Island for a more extensive overhaul, which was completed in August. [40] She then conducted two trans-Atlantic crossings in November and December, bringing troops home from the European Theater. [16] Portland was assigned to Task Group 17.2 under Rear Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid together with cruisers Minneapolis, New Orleans, Astoria, Chester, and five destroyers from Destroyer Squadron One. The Japanese ship returned fire, but all salvos passed over the cruiser. [17] She screened for Yorktown throughout the operation, including during Japanese air attacks on the two carriers on 8 May. NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The amphibious dock landing ship USS Portland (LSD 37) returned April 11 to its home port, Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Va., after completing a three-month surge deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. USS Portland (CL/CA–33) was the lead ship of the Portland class of cruiser and the first ship of the United States Navy named after the city of Portland, Maine. [40] The Japanese force advanced in rough column up the narrow strait during darkness, but was met with a large U.S. force of cruisers, destroyers and battleships, including Portland. Posted on 04/11/2003 6:18:39 AM PDT by kattracks. Fletcher elected to take TF 17 northwest towards the Louisiades. Two of the ship's sailors died in accidents during this leave. From December 1941 to 1 May 1942, she operated between the West Coast, Hawaii, and Fiji on patrol. [10] TF 17 departed Tongatabu on 27 April en route to the Coral Sea. The second USS Portland was a US Navy Anchorage class dock landing ship built at General Dynamics Quincy Shipbuilding Division at Quincy, Massachusetts and commissioned in 1970. "true" : "false") + "; expires=" + d.toUTCString() + "; path=/"; [47], With the termination of hostilities, Portland was designated flagship of Vice Admiral George D. Murray, Commander Mariana Islands, who was to accept the surrender of the Carolines. var d = new Date(); With increasing damage, the carrier was abandoned and its survivors picked up by five destroyers and then transferred to Portland. script.setAttribute("onerror", "setNptTechAdblockerCookie(true);"); Navy sailor Lane McGann from Portland, Maine attaches a side winder missile to a fighter jet on the deck of the USS Constellation January 2, 2003 in... Cote prepares for crew to unload the USS Maine cannon at Fort Allen Park in Portland, ME on Friday, September 12, 2014. Portland was the lead ship of the third class of "treaty cruisers" to be constructed by the United States Navy following the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922, following the two vessels of the Pensacola class ordered in 1926 and the six vessels of the Northampton class ordered in 1927. document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0].appendChild(script); [6], Her four Parsons GT geared turbines each drove a propeller shaft using steam provided by eight Yarrow boilers. Portland departed Little Creek, Jan. 12, 2003, as part of the seven-ship Amphibious Task Force East. [20] She suffered no casualties herself, though at least four of her sailors were transferred to the Neosho shortly before the battle and were lost when that ship was sunk. [31] Then again at 06:30, still circling, Portland opened fire on the abandoned hulk of the destroyer Yūdachi at a range of 6 miles (9.7 km). [37] During this time the crew was given extended shore leave. [7] In this duty, she missed the Battle of Savo Island and withdrew two days later following Enterprise. [26], Two weeks later, she participated in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal from 12–15 November, which resulted in heavy damage to both forces but broke up the determined Japanese effort to disrupt the landing of 6,000 American troops on Guadalcanal, to bombard Henderson Field, and to land 7,000 reinforcements of their own. ", Portland was previously planned to be the first ship of the task force to return after spending only one month in home port upon completion of a four-month UNITAS deployment. Please keep in mind that this list does only include records of people who submitted their information for publication on this website. It was sunk as a target during an exercise off the Virginia coast later that year. She crossed the equator for the first time on 20 May 1936 during fleet maneuvers. Tugboats assist the USS Portland as it maneuvers out of port on January 12, 2003 in Norfolk, Virginia. Portland departed Little Creek, Jan. 12, 2003, as part of the seven-ship Amphibious Task Force East. USS Portland LSD-37 (1970-2003) USS. After visiting Panama and several other ports, the two ships steamed to Charleston, South Carolina, where the President disembarked. USS Portland, Crew of 320 Returns Home . Her propulsion was two shafts, two turbines, and two 600psi (4.1MPa) boilers. [4], Portland was designed for a standard displacement of 10,258 long tons (10,423 t), and a full-load displacement of 12,755 long tons (12,960 t). [1] Launched in 1932, she completed a number of training and goodwill cruises in the interwar period before seeing extensive service during World War II, beginning with the Battle of the Coral Sea in 1942, where she escorted the aircraft carrier Yorktown and picked up survivors from the sunken carrier Lexington. [40], From 26 March to 20 April, she joined Task Force 54 (TF 54), which conducted shore bombardments of Okinawa in support of the Allied landings during the Okinawa campaign. document.cookie = "__adblocker=; expires=Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 GMT; path=/"; d.setTime(d.getTime() + 60 * 60 * 24 * 2 * 1000); At 11:53 the bridge lost control of steering, and before it could regain control, a Japanese submarine was spotted. Download Images of 2003 - Free for commercial use, no attribution required. [7], Remaining with Enterprise, she later participated in the Battle of the Eastern Solomons. The second USS Portland, on its return from Kuwait in 2003. Laid up at NISMF, Portsmouth, Virginia. Release Date: 4/11/2003 3:04:00 PM, From Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet Public Affairs. She was lightly damaged by a friendly depth charge when a nearby destroyer erroneously detected a Japanese submarine. Following World War II, Portland accepted the Japanese surrender in the Caroline Islands and then undertook several Operation Magic Carpet cruises to bring U.S. troops home. During 7 June she searched for downed naval aviators and the next day joined the group of carrier Saratoga. She then steamed for Pearl Harbor escorting Yorktown, before heading to Midway Atoll to set a trap for Japanese forces attacking there. The president spent much of his trip fishing with his party. By SONJA BARISIC .c The Associated Press . [40], Portland next joined Cruiser Division 4 for the next major campaign against the Philippines. She decommissioned at Philadelphia Navy Yard on 12 July 1946 and was maintained in the United States Reserve Fleet. [45] Portland entered Manila Bay on 15 February, and bombarded the south shore of Corregidor in preparation for landings there. [6], The ship was armed with a main battery of nine Mark 9 8"/55 caliber guns arrayed in three triple mounts, a superfiring pair forward and one aft. In her extensive service she accrued 16 battle stars, making her one of the most decorated ships in the U.S. fleet. The class also featured two aircraft catapult amidships,[6] and she could carry four aircraft which were stored in a hangar. Portland's power plant generated 107,000 shaft horsepower (80,000 kW) and she had a designed maximum speed of 32 knots (59 km/h; 37 mph). [28] They spotted a Japanese force of two battleships, one cruiser and eleven destroyers and immediately opened fire, sinking the Japanese destroyer Akatsuki. [6], She was originally designed with 1 inch (25 mm) of armor for deck and side protection, but during construction her armor was increased. The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Portland (LSD 37). On 24 August she was posted to air defense to the port of Enterprise, and though she and her sisters were able to down a number of Japanese aircraft, the carrier was hit at 18:34. }. "[9], Departing Boston on 1 April 1933, the cruiser arrived Gravesend Bay, New York late in the day on 3 April. She was the first Navy vessel on scene, and began coordinating the search and rescue effort with other ships arriving. USS Portland (LSD 37) Crew List. A pre-World War 2 cruiser warship, USS Portland headed the two-strong Portland-class which included her more famous sister - the ill-fated USS Indianapolis (CA-35). [39] Following short stops at Samoa and Pearl Harbor, the ship arrived at Mare Island Navy Yard on 3 March 1943. [41], After repairs, she joined Task Group 51 under Rear Admiral Harry W. Hill for an attack on Darrit, steaming for that island on 23 January and arriving 30 January. [36] She arrived at Sydney 30 November but did not enter drydock until 24 December after Chester and New Orleans were repaired. [40] After covering a reconnaissance landing on Little Kiska on 17 August, she called at Pearl Harbor on 23 September, there to San Francisco in early October, then back to Pearl Harbor in mid-October. [5] However, Portland only displaced 9,800 long tons (10,000 t) when completed. She received 16 battle stars for World War II service, making her among the most decorated US ships of World War II. [15] The next morning, TF 17 rendezvoused with TF 11 and Task Force 44 (TF 44) at a predetermined point 320 nmi (370 mi; 590 km) south of Guadalcanal (15°S 160°E / 15°S 160°E / -15; 160). Portland was to her port, providing anti-aircraft defense along with cruisers Pensacola and Vincennes. Final Disposition: sunk as a target - 25 April 2004. Hundreds of families stood in the rain and fog Friday as the USS Portland steamed into port after delivering Marines and equipment to Kuwait. Sweet Pea at War: A History of USS Portland (CA-33) Generous Jr., William Thomas Published by University Press of Kentucky 1st printing, Lexington (2003) Senior Chief Jeff Garber, top-center, hugs his three children, Taylor Garber,10, left, Paige Garber,8, center-bottom, and Josh Garber,6, right, Friday, April 11, 2003, after the USS Portland returned to Norfolk, Va. Portland class Heavy Cruiser: Displacement: 14,000 tons (full load) Length: 610'3" Beam: 66'1" Draft: 17'3" Speed: 32.5 knots Armament: 3x3 8"/55, 8x1 5"/25, 6x4 40mm, 28x1 20mm, 8x1 .50-caliber MG; 3 planes From: "STS-107", to "Loaded with U.S. Marines, as well as both medium and heavy lift helicopters, USS Boxer (LHD 4) heads to sea". She returned to the western Pacific for shore bombardments of Peleliu from 12–14 September. Portland was decommissioned in 2003 and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register in 2004. If there are no special armaments, remove this section. On 4 June, after Dive-Bombers from carriers Yorktown and Enterprise had sunk three Japanese carriers, aircraft from Japanese carrier Hiryū responded with an attack on Yorktown that afternoon. } Find 2003 images dated from 2002 to 2003. USS Portland First Operation Iraqi Freedom Ship to Return. In 2003, the year of USS Portland’s (LSD-37) decommissioning, the city council officially nicknamed Portland “The City of Roses” by a unanimous vote. A four degree list was quickly corrected by shifting ballast, but the steering problem could not be overcome and the ship was forced to steam in circles to starboard. In the four six-gun salvos returned by Portland, she succeeded in starting fires in the Japanese ship. 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