USS Bennett (DD 473)
Destroyer of the Fletcher class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Boston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||28 Jun 1940|
|Laid down||10 Dec 1941|
|Launched||16 Apr 1942|
|Commissioned||19 Feb 1943|
Decommissioned 18 April 1946.
Commands listed for USS Bennett (DD 473)
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|1||T/Cdr. Edmund Battelle Taylor, USN||9 Feb 1943||31 Jul 1943|
|2||T/Lt.Cdr. Philip Frederick Hauck, USN||31 Jul 1943||5 Nov 1944|
|3||T/Cdr. Jasper Newton McDonald, Jr., USN||5 Nov 1944||18 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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