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U.S.S. BENFOLD

(DDG-65)

ONWARD WITH VALOR

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USS BENFOLD (DDG-65) - an Arleigh Burke class destroyer

In Commission 1996 to Present

DDG-65 Deployments - Major Events

Add a DDG-65 Shellback Initiation Add a DDG-65 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
SEP 1993 - Keel Date: 27 SEP 1993
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
NOV 1994 - Launch Date: 9 NOV 1994
MAR 1996 - Commissioned: 30 MAR 1996
AUG 1997 - FEB 1998 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAR 2001 - SEP 2001 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUN 2004 - AUG 2004 South America
OCT 2004 - MAR 2005 West Pac-Indian Ocean
SEP 2006 - MAR 2007 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR 2007 - MAY 2007 Alaska

DDG-65 General Specifications

Class: Arleigh Burke class destroyer

Named for: USN Hospital Corpsman Edward Clyde Benfold

Complement: 33 Officers and 258 Enlisted

Length: 505 feet

Beam: 66 feet

Draft: 31 feet

Range: 4 400 nautical miles