USS Darby (DE 218)
Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Philadelphia Navy Yard (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||8 Jun 1942|
|Laid down||22 Feb 1943|
|Launched||29 May 1943|
|Commissioned||15 Nov 1943|
Decommissioned 28 April 1947.
Commands listed for USS Darby (DE 218)
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|1||David Dean Humphreys, USNR||15 Nov 1943||23 Jul 1944|
|2||Merritt Warren Martin, USNR||23 Jul 1944||11 Oct 1945|
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Notable events involving Darby include:
3 Aug 1945
During 3/4 August 1945, USS Bowfin (Cdr. A.K. Tyree, USN), conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Chew (Lt.Cdr. J.J. Mannion, USNR), USS Pruitt (Lt. D.B. Harby, USNR), USS Darby (Lt.Cdr. M.W. Martin, USNR) and USS Flasher (Cdr. G.W. Grider, USN).
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