USS Benham (i) (DD 397)
Destroyer of the Benham class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||1 Sep 1936|
|Launched||16 Apr 1938|
|Commissioned||2 Feb 1939|
|Lost||15 Nov 1942|
USS Benham (Lt.Cdr. John Barrett Taylor) was scuttled by USS Gwin after being heavily damaged by Japanese warships off Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands.
Commands listed for USS Benham (i) (DD 397)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Thomas Francis Darden, Jr., USN||2 Feb 1939||???|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Joseph Muse Worthington, USN||1941||???|
|3||Lt.Cdr. John Barrett Taylor, USN||???||15 Nov 1942|
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