Hull Number: DD-49
Launch Date: 03/22/2013
Commissioned Date: 01/20/2014
Decommissioned Date: 07/07/2022
Namesake: ANDREW ELLICOT KENNEDY BENHAM
ANDREW ELLICOT KENNEDY BENHAM
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (Published 1959)
Born on Staten Island, NY, 10 April 1832, Andrew Ellicot Kennedy Benham was appointed a Midshipman in 1847. He took part in the Paraguay Expedition (1854-55) and served with both the South Atlantic and West Gulf Blockading Squadrons during the Civil War. He commanded the North Atlantic Station, 1892-93, and retired the following year. Rear Admiral Benham died at Lake Mahopac, NY, 11 August 1905.
Sold 04/23/35. Scrapped.