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DD-421 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY1938-Keel Date: 16 MAY 1938
at Fore River Shipyard
NOV1939-Launch Date: 15 NOV 1939
JUL1940-Commissioned: 25 JUL 1940
MAR1946-Decommissioned: 18 MAR 1946

DD-421 General Specifications

Class: Benson-class destroyer

Named for: William S. Benson

Complement: 208 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 1620 tons

Length: 341 feet

Beam: 36 feet 1 inches

Flank Speed: 37 Knots

Range: 6 000 nautical miles

Final Disposition:Transferred to Republic of China 26 February 1954