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, USN) 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||10 Mar 1941|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Joseph Muse Worthington, USN||10 Mar 1941||27 Apr 1942 (1)|
|3||Lt.Cdr. John Barrett Taylor, USN||27 Apr 1942||15 Nov 1942|
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