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.
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
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]