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Benson-class destroyer
Role Destroyer
Operators United States
No. of positions 6
Position 1 Helmsman
127mm guns
Depth charge
Position 2 127mm guns
Position 3 Torpedo tubes
Position 4 127mm gun
Position 5 Dual Oerlikon
Position 6 Dual Oerlikon
Abilities Radar icon

The Benson-class destroyer is an American destroyer.


The Benson-class destroyers and the very similar Gleaves-class were the predecessors of the famous Fletcher-class destroyer, with the first ships commissioned in 1940. They formed the main part of the modern destroyer fleet when the USA entered World War 2 in December 1941. The ships initially were armed with five 5"/38 caliber guns and a torpedo launcher with five torpedo tubes. One turret was replaced on later ships by another torpedo launcher to reduce top-heaviness.

In Battlegroup42, the model of the Benson-class destroyer represents a ship from the early batch with five gun turrets. For anti-aircraft defense it is also equipped with dual 20mm Oerlikon guns on each side of the ship. Two LCVP landing crafts are typically spawned near the rear of the ship for amphibious assault.

Like the Gleaves-class destroyer, the Benson-class can be found on various maps set in the Pacific as well as in the European theatre, e.g. on 4209-Bloody Ridge and Guadalcanal


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