The Benson ( DD ) Class
USS Benson DD 421
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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.
In addition to Richard Angelini's site for this class, we have a few of the ships listed here, and other links will take you to the Naval Historical Center website.
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Destroyers Online, please