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USS BENFOLD (DDG 65)
GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER
VESSEL STATUS
Class: DDG 51 UIC: 21940
Status: Active, in commission Fleet: U.S. PACIFIC FLEET
Date Status Changed: 03/30/1996 Homeport: YOKOSUKA, JAPAN
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force: Battle Force
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 01/16/1991 Commission Date: 03/30/1996
Keel Date: 09/27/1993 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 11/09/1994 Decommission Date:
Age (since Launch) 22.8 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
Delivery Date: 12/04/1995 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) 21.7 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date:
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 505 ft Waterline Length: 466 ft
Extreme Beam: 66 ft Waterline Beam: 59 ft
Max Navigational Draft: 32 ft Draft Limit: 22 ft
Light Displacement: 6884 tons Full Displacement: 8960 tons
Dead Weight: 2076 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 2
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Gas Turbines
Accommodations: Officers: 26
Enlisted: 330
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian: US NAVY
Planning Yard: Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager: 400
Comments:
Last Updated: 08/11/2015
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