U.S.S. DARBY

(DE-218)

PRIMA BELLO - PRIMA PACE

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DE-218 Deployments - Major Events

Add a DE-218 Shellback Initiation Add a DE-218 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
FEB 1943 - Keel Date: 22 FEB 1943
at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard
MAY 1943 - Launch Date: 29 MAY 1943
NOV 1943 - Commissioned: 15 NOV 1943
OCT 1950 - OCT 1950 Recommisioning
OCT 1950 - Shellback Initiation - 21 OCT 1950 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG 1952 - OCT 1952 North Atlantic
JAN 1958 - APR 1958 South America
OCT 1961 - JUL 1962 Cuban missile crisis interrogation patrol 1962 Windward Pasage
JUL 1964 - JUL 1964 Mediterranean
AUG 1964 - AUG 1964 Mediterranean

DE-218 General Specifications

Class: Buckley-class destroyer escort

Named for: Marshall E. Darby

Complement: 15 Officers and 198 Enlisted

Displacement: 1400 tons

Length: 306 feet

Beam: 37 feet

Flank Speed: 23 knots

Range: 3 700 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition:Sunk as a target 24 May 1970