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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
FEB1943-Keel Date: 22 FEB 1943
at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard
MAY1943-Launch Date: 29 MAY 1943
NOV1943-Commissioned: 15 NOV 1943
OCT1950-OCT1950Recommisioning
OCT1950-Shellback Initiation - 21 OCT 1950 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG1952-OCT1952North Atlantic
JAN1958-APR1958South America
OCT1961-JUL1962Cuban missile crisis interrogation patrol 1962 Windward Pasage
JUL1964-JUL1964Mediterranean
AUG1964-AUG1964Mediterranean

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