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Benham
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Destroyer | U.S.A. | Tier IX
Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase pricepromo Doubloons
Hit Points14,500 
Main Battery
127 mm/38 Mk.12 on a Mk.30 mod.0 mount4 х 1 pcs.
Rate of Fire18.18 shots/min.
Reload Time3.3 sec.
Rotation Speed30 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Timesec.
Firing Range12.6 km.
Maximum Dispersion109 m.
HE Shell127 mm HE Mk32 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,800 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity792 m./s.
HE Shell Weight24.5 kg.
AP Shell127 mm AP/SC Mk38 
Maximum AP Shell Damage2,100 
Initial AP Shell Velocity792 m./s.
AP Shell Weight25 kg.
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm Mk142 х 4 / 2 х 4 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.71 shots/min.
Reload Time85 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Torpedo533 mm Mk15 
Maximum Damage15,200 
Torpedo Speed65 knot
Torpedo Range10.5 km.
AA Defense
127 mm/38 Mk302 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second16 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
127 mm/38 Mk.12 on a Mk.30 mod.0 mount2 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second21.4 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
12.7 mm Browning M2 mod. 24 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second15.2 
. . . Firing Range1.2 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed36.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius560 m.
Rudder Shift Time3.4 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range7.56 km.
Air Detectability Range2.86 km.
Battle Levels
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Benham — American promo premium Tier IX destroyer.

The lead ship of a series of destroyers whose main armament comprised four quadruple torpedo tubes placed along the both sides of the ship, in addition to dual-purpose 127 mm guns.

Benham was released as part of the Rogue Wave event with patch 0.8.5 and was available from June 27th, 2019 until July 22nd, 2019.

Modules

Main Battery Guns Rate of Fire
(shots/min)
180° Turn Time
(sec)
Maximum Dispersion
(m)
Maximum HE Shell Damage
(HP)
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell
(%)
Maximum AP Shell Damage
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
127 mm/38 Mk.12 on a Mk.30/Mk.30 mod.0 mount18.261091,80052,100 00
Hull Hit Points
(HP)
Armor
(mm)
Armor
(mm)
Main Turrets
(pcs.)
Secondary Gun Turrets
(pcs.)
AA Mounts
(pcs.)
Torpedo Tubes
(pcs.)
Hangar Capacity
(pcs.)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Benham14,50062044/440 00
Torpedoes Rate of Fire
(shots/min)
Torpedo Tubes Reload Time
(sec)
180° Turn Time
(sec)
Maximum Damage
(HP)
Torpedo Speed
(knot)
Torpedo Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
533 mm Mk150.7857.215,2006510.5 00
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Mk9 mod. 1012.6 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Propulsion: 50,000 hp36.5 00

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1 Damage Control Party Modification 1
 Slot 2  Damage Control System Modification 1 Engine Boost Modification 1 Defensive AA Fire Modification 1 Engine Room Protection
 Slot 3  Main Battery Modification 2 AA Guns Modification 1 Aiming Systems Modification 1 Smoke Generator Modification 1 Torpedo Tubes Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1
 Slot 5  Torpedo Lookout System Concealment System Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 2 Ship Consumables Modification 1
 Slot 6  Main Battery Modification 3 Torpedo Tubes Modification 2 Gun Fire Control System Modification 2 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 2

Player Opinion

Performance

The USS Benham is a great torpedo boat that lives up to its historical purpose. It was built so the US navy could procure enough torpedo salvos as most of their dds had more guns and fewer torps. In game you can get the torpedo reload down to 65 seconds, firing up to 16 torpedoes. As it has fewer guns and low health pool, it is recommended to use it as a torpedo-ship than a gunboat.

Pros:

  • Excellent USN DD guns with fast turret traverse
  • Excellent torpedo armament with four quadruple launchers, two on each side
  • Short torpedo reload of 85s, 10.5k range
  • Fast turning

Cons:

  • Low health pool of 14,500 hp
  • Only 4 guns with American high arcs
  • Torps are not as hard hitting as those typically found on IJN ships
  • Large surface detection of 7.56k
  • Weak AA system


Research

As a premium ship, Benham doesn't have any upgrades to research.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Benham are focused on enhancing the torpedo armament:

Commander Skills

The following information is provided for players who wish to create a permanent captain for the ship. Those players who are retraining captains or using the ship to gain extra experience for a captain should consult the page relevant to the ship to which the captain will be assigned.

Consumables

Benham can equip the following consumables:

Camouflage

As a premium ship, Benham comes included with Type 10 camouflage that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, reduces her repair costs, and increases the amount of experience she earns. As well as her standard, she also has an exclusive, "The Master of the Water World" camouflage from the Rogue Wave event offering the same bonuses as the standard.

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

References

  1. USS Benham (DD-397) - Wikipedia
  2. Benham-class destroyer - Wikipedia
  3. Armada: Benham - News - World of Warships
  4. Armada: Benham - World of Warships Official Channel - YouTube
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