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Benson-Livermore Class Destroyer

Benson-Livermore Class Destroyer
This ship model is 12" long kit# DC152

All ships of the class can be built. List Price $55.95. Price.......$Gone

The U.S.S. Livermore (DD-429) was a Gleaves-class destroyer commissioned on 7 October 1940. It was named after Samuel Livermore, a naval chaplain. Despite the USA’s neutrality at that time, it escorted convoys heading for the UK, and performed a shadowy war against German U-boat packs. It also endured other dangers such as grounding in a storm and being fired upon by a friendly artillery battery on Iceland. Upon the USA’s entry into WWII after Pearl Harbor, it conducted numerous transatlantic escort missions, and also supported Allied landings in North Africa in November 1942. The U.S.S. Livermore also supported landings in Sicily and later the invasion of southern France.

The USS Livermore enjoyed an eventful wartime life, and she has been recreated in 1/350 scale by Dragon’s experienced engineers. This Smart Kit represents the
destroyer as it appeared in 1942 during its Atlantic and Mediterranean service. The kit features a brand new mid-ship superstructure on which a second quintuple torpedo launcher has been added. Also new are hooded vents on the superstructure, and the aft superstructure deck with two 20mm AA mounts. These modifications make this Gleaves-class destroyer appear distinctive from other previously released kits. A large number of extras - like photo-etched ladders, antennas, and even rudders for the whaleboats - offer maximum realism. The kit even includes half a dozen crewmen sculpted accurately to scale. This is a fine Smart Kit in Dragon’s 1/350 warship series, and it is ready for immediate (1942) duty!


United States Benson-Livermore Class Destroyers
Class of 1937-39

There are two types of ships: Destroyers and the destroyed.

Backbone of the Destroyer Navy from 1940-1942

Benson-Livermore destroyer class synonyms::
Benson class, Mayo class, Gleaves class, Livermore class, Bristol class.
Benson-Livermore Class Destroyers :

USS Benson DD421

USS Niblack DD424

USS Hilary P. Jones DD427

USS Eberle DD430

USS Gwin DD433

USS Monssen DD436

USS Edison DD439

USS Nicholson DD442

USS Bristol DD453

USS Rodman DD456

USS Laffey DD459

USS Fitch DD462

USS Aaron Ward DD483

USS Lansdowne DD486

USS Mervine DD489

USS Bailey DD492

USS Endicott DD495

USS Bancroft DD598

USS Champlin DD601

USS Parker DD604

USS Frazier DD607

USS Hobby DD610

USS Laub DD613

USS Nields DD616

USS Edwards DD619

USS Maddox DD622

USS Harding DD625

USS Welles DD628

USS Doran DD634

USS Gherardi DD637

USS Beatty DD640

USS Stockton DD646

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