Allied Warships

USS Bennett (DD 473)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassFletcher 
PennantDD 473 
Built byBoston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered28 Jun 1940 
Laid down10 Dec 1941 
Launched16 Apr 1942 
Commissioned19 Feb 1943 
End service 
History

Decommissioned 18 April 1946.
Transferred to Brazil on 15 December 1959 being renamed Paraiba.
Paraiba was stricken and scraped in 1978.

 

Commands listed for USS Bennett (DD 473)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. Edmund Battelle Taylor, USN9 Feb 194331 Jul 1943
2Philip Frederick Hauck, USN31 Jul 19435 Nov 1944
3Lt.Cdr. Jasper Newton McDonald, USN5 Nov 194418 Apr 1946

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Notable events involving Bennett include:


6 Apr 1943
USS Bennett picks up 57 survivors from the American merchant John Sevier that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-185 about 20 nautical miles south-west of Great Inagua Island in position 20°49'N, 74°00'W.

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