Benson Class

The Benson ( DD ) Class

This class was intended to be an improved version of the Sims class with two stacks, and a alternating machinery space layout. The Benson class destroyer was the backbone of the pre-war Neutrality Patrols and brought the action to the enemy by participating in every major campaign of the war. It is well known that the USS Niblack is credited with the first action taken by American forces against axis hostility. Together with their later sisters, the Bristol class, they became known as the Benson-Livermore class Destroyers.

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Ships by Hull Number

  • DD 421 Benson
  • DD 422 Mayo
  • DD 423 Gleaves
  • DD 424 Niblack
  • DD 425 Madison
  • DD 426 Lansdale
  • DD 427 Hilary P. Jones
  • DD 428 Charles F. Hughes
  • DD 429 Livermore
  • DD 430 Eberle
  • DD 431 Plunkett
  • DD 432 Kearny
  • DD 433 Gwin
  • DD 434 Meredith
  • DD 435 Grayson
  • DD 436 Monssen
  • DD 437 Woolsey
  • DD 438 Ludlow
  • DD 439 Edison
  • DD 440 Ericsson
  • DD 441 Wilkes
  • DD 442 Nicholson
  • DD 443 Swanson
  • DD 444 Ingraham

Alphabetical Listing

  • Benson DD 421
  • Charles F. Hughes DD 428
  • Eberle DD 430
  • Edison DD 439
  • Ericsson DD 440
  • Gleaves DD 423
  • Grayson DD 435
  • Gwin DD 433
  • Hilary P. Jones DD 427
  • Ingraham DD 444
  • Kearny DD 432
  • Lansdale DD 426
  • Livermore DD 429
  • Ludlow DD 438
  • Madison DD 425
  • Mayo DD 422
  • Meredith DD 434
  • Monssen DD 436
  • Niblack DD 424
  • Nicholson DD 442
  • Plunkett DD 431
  • Swanson DD 443
  • Wilkes DD 441
  • Woolsey DD 437