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Photo #: 306-PSG-51-686 (Box 45)
USS Eldridge (DE-173)
USS Garfield Thomas (DE-193)
Ceremony at the Boston Naval Shipyard, Massachusetts, transferring the ships to the Royal Hellenic Navy. The transfer, which was made under the provisions of the U.S. Mutual Defense Assistance Program, took place on 15 January 1951.
The ships served in the Greek Navy as, respectively, Leon and Panthir.
Photograph source: U.S. Department of State - O'Donnell.
U.S. Information Agency Photograph in the U.S. National Archives.
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31 October 1998