USS Porter crew to return to Hampton Roads in November

Posted at 1:46 AM, Oct 25, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-25 01:46:01-04

The crew of the USS Porter will be back in Hampton Roads the first week of November  according to the Navy.

The USS Porter was damaged back in August when it collided with a Japanese oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz.

The collision damaged the ship and there was concern if it would be able to make the trip home.

But after some repairs overseas, the USS Porter is sailing under its own speed.

After the crash, the commander of the USS Porter was relieved of his duty.

The Navy says there was a loss of confidence in Commander Martin Arriola's ability to lead the ship.

The USS Porter is part of the enterprise carrier strike group.

This is the last deployment for the USS Enterprise, after 50 years of service.

No word on when the rest of the group will join the porter at home.