|Benham (DD-397) Class. This release is represented by the USS Ellet (DD-398)
as outfitted October 1943 - April 1945. Specifications for this configuration of
the Benham Class were taken from Ships Data U.S. Naval Vessels, Vol. 1, April
USS Ellet (DD-398), Benham-CLASS destroyer. Displacement: 1,766 tons trial,
2,350 tons full load. Dimensions: 340'-9" overall, 35'-6" beam, 17'-3" max.
draft. Machinery: 50,000 SHP, three B & W boilers @ 565 psi/700 deg. F, two
Westinghouse geared turbines, two shafts/propellers, trial speed 40.7 knots,
range 9,500 nautical miles at 15 knots/1,762 tons, 5,390 nautical miles at 20
knots. Complement: 16 officer and 235 enlisted. Armament: four single 5-inch/38
caliber gun mounts, two twin 40mm gun mounts, four single 20mm gun mounts, two
quadruple 21-inch torpedo tube mounts, two depth charge tracks (for 600 lb.
charges), and four single K-gun depth charge projectors (for 300lb. charges).
Fire Control: one MK 33 GFCS/MK 12 FC radar (for 5-inch battery), two MK 51 (for
40mm battery), MK 27 TFCS. Radar: one SC air search set and one SG surface
search set. Sonar: one QCE set. Operational and building data: laid down 3
December 1936 at Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Kearney, New Jersey,
launched 11 June 1938, commissioned 17 February 1939, stricken 13 November 1945,
sold 1 August 1947.