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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
APR1943-Keel Date: 23 APR 1943
at Bethlehem Steel Company Staten Island
AUG1943-Launch Date: 30 AUG 1943
DEC1943-Commissioned: 20 DEC 1943
SEP1944-Shellback Initiation - 1 SEP 1944 - Pacific Ocean
APR1952-SEP1952European Cruise
JUN1954-DEC1954World Cruise
JUL1954-JUL1954International Dateline Crossing
OCT1954-Shellback Initiation - 28 OCT 1954 - Pacific Ocean
NOV1956-MAY1957Mediterranean
JUL1959-APR1960Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
AUG1959-FEB1960Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
AUG1960-JUL1980TRANSFER 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