Monday, January 28, 2008

Just the facts!

Ships of the U.S. Navy, 1940-1945
DE-173 USS Eldridge
Cannon Class Destroyer Escort:
Displacement: 1,525 tons
Length: 308'
Beam: 36'8"
Draft: 11'8"
Speed: 21 knots
Armament: 3 3"/50, 3x3 21" torpedo tubes, 1x2 40mm, 8 20mm, 1 hedgehog, 2 depth charge tracks, 8 "K" gun projectors
Complement: 15 officers, 201 enlisted
Diesel-electric engines with tandem-motor drive, 6,000 h.p.
Built at Federal Shipbuilding, Newark, and commissioned 27 August 1943

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