Last updated January 19, 2017


This home page is the official web site of the Benham Salts Association. The immediate objective is to emulate the standards set and maintained by the Quarterly news letter. The search will continue for material to post to this web site as it relates to all past crew members as well as other related Benham Associations. Reunion information, membership rosters and other general information is solicited for publication.

Comments, suggestions, information, etc. can be sent to the following: or

John Bowerman
7199 W. Sundown Ct
Frederick, MD 21702
telephone: (301) 663-8035

USS Benham Salts Association



Revised January 20, 2017

The 25th annual reunion of the USS Benham will be held in Pittsburg, PA September 12 - 17, 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel,500 Mansfield Ave, Pittsburg, PA 15205. The cost of $120/night includes a hot buffet breakfast, free parking. Call 412-922-8400 to make your hotel reservation. Be sure to tell them you are with the USS Benham. Jackie Pribila is reunion co-ordinator for 2017

Prepare to check this web page for new information that will be posted as soon as it becomes available, mark your calendars and plan to attend!

Want to know about past reunions? Take a look at USS Benham Reunions

General Information and Comments

Irv Matulka, President
Tel: 402-784-2103

Benham Salts Newsletter

Want to read more about the Benham?
Join the Benham Association and for only $20 we will send you the quarterly Benham Salts Newsletter! 

Have a good sea story from your days on the Benham? Send it to:

Jackie Pribila, Editor
5341 Cox Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15202
Tel: (412)462-7835

Many thanks and great KUDOS to Dick Spangler, our previous Editor, for his dedicated work in starting and producing the Benham Salts for many years.


There are many shipmates out there we have been unable to locate. If anyone knows how to find someone, please tell them about the association and encourage them to join, or at least contact us. Dues are only $20.00 per year, payable to the "Benham Salts". Please include your full name, dates you were aboard the Benham, rate (rank) and any other information you wish. Mail to the following address:

Dan Williamson
N. 2973 Jahnke Rd.
Columbus, WI, 53925-9002
Tel (920)623-9943