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U.S.S. BENNER

(DD-807)

THE MIGHTY B

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USS BENNER (DD-807) - a Gearing-class destroyer

In Commission 1945 to 1970

DD-807 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUL1944-Keel Date: 10 JUL 1944
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
NOV1944-Launch Date: 30 NOV 1944
FEB1945-Commissioned: 13 FEB 1945
JUN1953- Shellback Initiation - 6 JUN 1953 - Atlantic Ocean
JUN1953-Shellback Initiation - 19 JUN 1953 - Atlantic Ocean
JAN1954-SEP1954Mediterranean
SEP1954-DEC1954North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
JAN1956-APR1956Regular Overhaul
JAN1956-JAN1961West Pac
APR1957-DEC1957West Pac
MAY1957-Shellback Initiation - 14 MAY 1957 - Pacific Ocean
SEP1957-Shellback Initiation - 25 SEP 1957 - Pacific Ocean
JUL1959-NOV1959West Pac
OCT1960-MAR1961West Pac
FEB1964-AUG1964West Pac
MAR1964-Shellback Initiation - 26 MAR 1964 - Pacific Ocean
AUG1965-FEB1966West Pac-Viet Nam
AUG1965-MAR1966West Pac
NOV1966-MAY1967West Pac-Viet Nam
DEC1966-MAR1967West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY1968-NOV1968West Pac
JUL1968-Shellback Initiation - 21 JUL 1968 - Pacific Ocean
SEP1969-MAR1970West Pac
NOV1970-Decommissioned: 20 NOV 1970

DD-807 General Specifications

Class: Gearing-class destroyer

Named for: Second Lieutenant Stanley G. Benner (1916-1942)

Complement: 336 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 3460 tons

Length: 390 feet 6 inches

Beam: 40 feet 10 inches

Flank Speed: 35 knots

Range: 4 500 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition:Sold for scrap 18 April 1975



USS BENNER (DD-807)



Benner (DD-807) was launched 30 November 1944 by Bath Iron Works Corp. Bath Maine; sponsored by Mrs. H. C. Benner mother of Lieutenant Benner; commissioned 13 February 1945 Commander J. Munholland in command; and reported to the Pacific Fleet.


On 26 July 1945 Benner joined the 3rd Fleet off Japan and screened carriers during the last strikes against the Japanese home islands. Following the surrender of Japan the destroyer remained in the Far East on occupation duty until 3 January 1946. For the next three years she rotated between the west coast and Far East making two Far Eastern cruises (30 January-23 September 1947 and 1 October-23 December 1948). She was reclassified DDR-807 18 March 1949.


Reassigned to the Atlantic Fleet 1 May 1949 Benner shifted her base to Newport R. I. She operated on normal peacetime duty including four Mediterranean tours until departing for the Pacific 9 June 1956. She arrived at Long Beach Calif. 28 June 1956 and remained on the west coast during the rest of the year.


Benner received one battle star for her service in World War II.

[Note: The above USS BENNER (DD-807) history may or may not contain text provided by crew members of the USS BENNER (DD-807) or by other non-crew members and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]