Allied Warships

USS Eldridge (DE 173)

Destroyer Escort of the Cannon class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 173 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered18 Jan 1942 
Laid down22 Feb 1943 
Launched25 Jul 1943 
Commissioned27 Aug 1943 
End service17 Jun 1946 

Decommissioned 17 June 1946.
Stricken by the U.S.N. 26 March 1951.
Fate To Greece 15 January 1951 being renamed Leon.
Leon was stricken in 1991.


Commands listed for USS Eldridge (DE 173)

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1Charles Rivers Hamilton, USNR27 Aug 194321 Apr 1944
2William Kent Van Allen, USNR21 Apr 194430 Nov 1945

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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