The Benson class was built from 1938-43 at various shipyards. A total of thirty of these destroyers were built. These had better range than the Gleaves class; 6500 miles at 12 knots. Otherwise, they were very similar to the Gleaves (DD-423) class; almost indistinguishable from them.
Three were lost to hostile action during World War II. They were withdrawn from service 1946-47.
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