USS Benham (i) DD 397
|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) was scuttled by USS Gwin after being heavily damaged by Japanese warships off Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands.the man washed overboard during the battle was later rescued by Meade (DD-602), so that USS Benham's entire crew survived her sinking.|
Lt.Cdr. Thomas Francis Darden, Jr. USN from 2 Feb 1939 -
Lt.Cdr. Joseph Muse Worthington, USN from 1941 - ????
Lt.Cdr. John Barrett Taylor, USN from ???? - 15 Nov 1942
|Built by||Bethlehem Steel Corp. (Staten Island, New York, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||3 Apr 1943|
|Launched||30 Aug 1943|
|Commissioned||20 Dec 1943|
|End service||15 Dec 1960|
Decommissioned 18 October 1946.
Recommissioned 24 March 1951.
Decommissioned 15 December 1960.
Transferred to Peru 15 December 1960 being renamed Villar. Villar was stricken and broken up for scrap in 1980.
|Cdr. Erle Van Emburgh Dennet, USN - from 20 Dec 1943 - 12 May 1944|