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USS Benham was an Aylwin-class destroyer laid down on March 14, 1912 and launched on March 22, the following year. It was commissioned on January 20, 1914 with the hull number DD-49 and served in the US Navy for 8 years until it was decommissioned on July 7, 1922. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 101 people on board and had the main missions in Newport, Long Island, Queenstown, the West Indies, Norfolk or Azores. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on March 8, 1935 and sold for scrapping the same year.