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U.S.S. BENHAM

(DD-796)

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DD-796 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR 1943 - Keel Date: 23 APR 1943
at Bethlehem Steel Company Staten Island
AUG 1943 - Launch Date: 30 AUG 1943
DEC 1943 - Commissioned: 20 DEC 1943
SEP 1944 - Shellback Initiation - 1 SEP 1944 - Pacific Ocean
APR 1952 - SEP 1952 European Cruise
JUN 1954 - DEC 1954 World Cruise
JUL 1954 - JUL 1954 International Dateline Crossing
OCT 1954 - Shellback Initiation - 28 OCT 1954 - Pacific Ocean
NOV 1956 - MAY 1957 Mediterranean
JUL 1959 - APR 1960 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
AUG 1959 - FEB 1960 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
AUG 1960 - JUL 1980 TRANSFER TO PERUVIAN NAVY

DD-796 General Specifications

Class: Fletcher class destroyer

Named for: Andrew E. K. Benham

Complement: 329 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 2050 tons

Length: 376 feet 6 inches

Beam: 39 feet

Flank Speed: 38 knots

Range: 6 500 nautical miles

Final Disposition:Scrapped 1980