Allied Warships

USS Christopher (DE 100)

Destroyer Escort of the Cannon class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 100 
Built byDravo Corp. (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Jan 1942 
Laid down7 Dec 1942 
Launched19 Jun 1943 
Commissioned23 Oct 1943 
End service19 Dec 1944 

Decommissioned and transferred to Brasil 19 December 1944 being renamed Benevente.
Benevente was stricken and broken up for scrap in 1964.

Career notesTo Brasil as Benevente

Commands listed for USS Christopher (DE 100)

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1Lt. Archer W. P. Trench, USNR23 Oct 1943Jun 1944
2Lt. Joe Maxwell Gunn, USNRJun 194419 Dec 1944

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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