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USS Benner (DE-551)
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Name: USS Benner
Namesake: Second Lieutenant Stanley G. Benner (1916-1942), a U.S. Marine Corps officer and Silver Star recipient
Builder: Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts (proposed)
Laid down: Never
Fate: Construction contract cancelled 10 June 1944
General characteristics
Class & type: John C. Butler-class destroyer escort
Displacement: 1,350 tons
Length: 306 ft (93 m)
Beam: 36 ft 8 in (11 m)
Draft: 9 ft 5 in (3 m)
Propulsion: 2 boilers, 2 geared turbine engines, 12,000 shp; 2 propellers
Speed: 24 knots (44 km/h)
Range: 6,000 nmi. (12,000 km) @ 12 kt
Complement: 14 officers, 201 enlisted
Armament: 2 × 5 in (127 mm)/38 guns (2×1)
4 × 40 mm AA guns (2×2)
10 × 20 mm AA guns (10×1)
3 × 21 in. torpedo tubes (1×3)
8 × depth charge projectors
1 × depth charge projector (hedgehog)
2 × depth charge tracks

USS Benner (DE-551) was a proposed World War II United States Navy John C. Butler-class destroyer escort that was never built.

Benner was to have been built at the Boston Navy Yard in Boston, Massachusetts, but her construction contract was cancelled on 10 June 1944 before construction could begin.

The name Benner was reassigned to the destroyer USS Benner (DD-807).

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