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U.S.S. SOLAR

(DE-221)

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DE-221 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
FEB 1943 - Keel Date: 22 FEB 1943
MAY 1943 - Launch Date: 29 MAY 1943
SEP 1943 - MAY 1946 North Atlantic
FEB 1944 - Commissioned: 15 FEB 1944
MAY 1946 - Decommissioned: 21 MAY 1946

DE-221 General Specifications

Class: Buckley-class destroyer escort

Named for: BM1 Adolfo Solar

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:Scuttled following ammunition explosion 9 June 1946