Allied Warships

USS Benham (ii) (DD 796)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassFletcher 
PennantDD 796 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Staten Island, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered14 Jun 1942 
Laid down3 Apr 1943 
Launched30 Aug 1943 
Commissioned20 Dec 1943 
End service15 Dec 1960 
History

Decommissioned 18 October 1946.
Recommissioned 24 March 1951.
Decommissioned 15 December 1960.
Transferred to Peru 15 December 1960 being renamed Villar. Villar was stricken and broken up for scrap in 1980.

 

Commands listed for USS Benham (ii) (DD 796)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lcmdr Erle Van Emburgh Dennet, USN20 Dec 194312 May 1944
2Frederic Seward Keeler, USN12 May 19443 Jun 1945
3William Lindsay Poindexter, USN3 Jun 19451 Sep 1946

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