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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
FEB1943-Keel Date: 22 FEB 1943
at Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company
JUL1943-Launch Date: 25 JUL 1943
JUL1943-DEC1943Project Rainbow - cloaking device
AUG1943-Commissioned: 27 AUG 1943
JUN1946-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)