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U.S.S. ELDRIDGE

(DE-173)

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DE-173 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
FEB 1943 - Keel Date: 22 FEB 1943
at Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company
JUL 1943 - Launch Date: 25 JUL 1943
JUL 1943 - DEC 1943 Project Rainbow - cloaking device
AUG 1943 - Commissioned: 27 AUG 1943
JUN 1946 - Decommissioned: 17 JUN 1946

DE-173 General Specifications

Class: Cannon-class destroyer escort

Named for: John Eldridge

Complement: 15 Officers and 201 Enlisted

Displacement: 1240 tons

Length: 306 feet

Beam: 36 feet 10 inches

Flank Speed: 21 knots

Range: 10 800 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition:Sold to Greece 15 January 1951 as Leon (D54)