U.S. Navy Destroyers in WWII Dazzle Camouflage 1944-1945

Benson Class

by Design Number


War-built destroyers divided into two sub-classes--some carried five 5-inch guns and 5 torpedo tubes, and others had four 5-inch guns and 10 torpedo tubes.

Ships in red are not confirmed by photographic or textual research.
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Design Number Silhouette Ships Wearing Design

3D

for DD-421
ship
Measure 32
Moffett (DD-362)Somers (DD-381)
Warrington (DD-383)Sampson (DD-394)
Benson (DD-421)Mayo (DD-422)
Madison (DD-425)Hilary P. Jones (DD-427)
Charles F. Hughes (DD-428)Livermore (DD-429)
Eberle (DD-430)Plunkett (DD-431)
Kearny (DD-432)Mervine (DD-489)
Quick (DD-490)Farenholt (DD-491)
Endicott (DD-495)McCook (DD-496)
Frankford (DD-497)Murphy (DD-603)
Parker (DD-604)Laub (DD-613)
Nields (DD-616)Baldwin (DD-624)
Thompson (DD-627)Knight (DD-633)
Butler (DD-636)Tillman (DD-641)

3D

for DD-423
ship
Measure 31
Buchanan (DD-484)Lansdowne (DD-486)
McCalla (DD-488)Welles (DD-628)

Measure 32
Gleaves (DD-423)Woolsey (DD-437)
Ludlow (DD-438)Edison (DD-439)
Ericsson (DD-440)Wilkes (DD-441)
Swanson (DD-443)Lardner (DD-487)
Doyle (DD-494)Boyle (DD-600)
Mackenzie (DD-614)Nelson (DD-623)
Satterlee (DD-626)Cowie (DD-632)
Doran (DD-634)Herndon (DD-638)
Shubrick (DD-639)Stevenson (DD-645)
Stockton (DD-646)

3D (rev)

for DD-421
ship
Measure 32
Niblack (DD-424)Harding (DMS-28)

3D (rev)

for DD-423
ship
Measure 32
Champlin (DD-601)Kendrick (DD-612)
McLanahan (DD-615)Ordronaux (DD-617)

6D

for DD-598
ship
Measure 31
Woodworth (DD-460)Bailey (DD-492)
Bancroft (DD-598)Meade (DD-602)
Coghlan (DD-606)Gansevoort (DD-608)
Hobby (DD-610)

16D

for DD-423
ship
Measure 31
Nicholson (DD-442)

Measure 32
Grayson (DD-435)Edwards (DD-619)
Thorn (DD-647)

17D

for DD-598
shipNo ships yet identified in this design

22D

for DD-421
shipNo ships yet identified in this design

23D

for DD-421
ship
Measure 32
Kalk (DD-611)

23D

for DD-598
ship
Measure 32
Caldwell (DD-605)Frazier (DD-607)
Gillespie (DD-609)

Dazzle - Benson Class by Design Number