USS Benham (ii) (DD 796)
Destroyer of the Fletcher class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Steel Corp. (Staten Island, New York, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||14 Jun 1942|
|Laid down||3 Apr 1943|
|Launched||30 Aug 1943|
|Commissioned||20 Dec 1943|
|End service||15 Dec 1960|
Decommissioned 18 October 1946.
Commands listed for USS Benham (ii) (DD 796)
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|1||Lcmdr Erle Van Emburgh Dennet, USN||20 Dec 1943||12 May 1944|
|2||Frederic Seward Keeler, USN||12 May 1944||3 Jun 1945|
|3||William Lindsay Poindexter, USN||3 Jun 1945||1 Sep 1946|
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Notable events involving Benham (ii) include:
8 Oct 1944
USS Iowa (Capt. A.R. McCann, USN) fuelled the light cruiser USS San Diego (Capt. W.E.A. Mulen, USN) and two destroyers, USS Yarnall (Cdr. J.H. Hogg, USN) and USS Benham (Cdr. F.S. Keeler, USN).
Thereafter Iowa herself fuelled from the USS Neches (Cdr. H.G. Hansen, USN).
11 Aug 1945
USS Iowa (Capt. C. Wellborn, Jr., USN) topped off four of the destroyers of the Task Group, USS Benham (Lt.Cdr. W.L. Poindexter, USN), USS Cogswell (Cdr. R.N. Perley, Jr., USN), USS Uhlmann (Cdr. S.C. Small, USN) and USS Stockham (Cdr. D.L. Moody, USN), with fuel. Following the fuelling of these destroyers Iowa herself was fuelled by the oiler USS Neches (Cdr. H.G. Hansen, USN).