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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
JUL 1944 - Keel Date: 10 JUL 1944
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
NOV 1944 - Launch Date: 30 NOV 1944
FEB 1945 - Commissioned: 13 FEB 1945
JUN 1953 - Shellback Initiation - 19 JUN 1953 - Atlantic Ocean
JAN 1954 - SEP 1954 Mediterranean
SEP 1954 - DEC 1954 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
JAN 1956 - APR 1956 Regular Overhaul
JAN 1956 - JAN 1961 West Pac
APR 1957 - DEC 1957 West Pac
MAY 1957 - Shellback Initiation - 14 MAY 1957 - Pacific Ocean
SEP 1957 - Shellback Initiation - 25 SEP 1957 - Pacific Ocean
JUL 1959 - NOV 1959 West Pac
OCT 1960 - MAR 1961 West Pac
FEB 1964 - AUG 1964 West Pac
MAR 1964 - Shellback Initiation - 26 MAR 1964 - Pacific Ocean
AUG 1965 - MAR 1966 West Pac
AUG 1965 - FEB 1966 West Pac-Viet Nam
NOV 1966 - MAY 1967 West Pac-Viet Nam
DEC 1966 - MAR 1967 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY 1968 - NOV 1968 West Pac
JUL 1968 - Shellback Initiation - 21 JUL 1968 - Pacific Ocean
SEP 1969 - MAR 1970 West Pac
NOV 1970 - 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]