World War II, Korean War, Viet Nam and the Cold War
American Destroyers
Fletcher class
A Study in blueprints

by Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-104 $95.00 (Foreign, $145.00)(11"x17", soft cover book, 200 pages)
Ships of class: USS Fetcher (DD-445)(DDE-445); USS Radford (DD-446)(DDE-446); USS Jenkins (DD-447)(DDE-447); USS LaVallette (DD-448); USS Nicholas (DD-449)(DDE-449); USS O'Bannon (DD-450)(DDE-450); USS Chevalier (DD-451); USS Saufley (DD-465)(DDE-465)(EDDE-465); USS Waller (DD-466)(DDE-466); USS Strong (DD-467); USS Taylor (DD-468)(DDE-468), to Italy as Lanciere (D-560); USS DeHaven (DD-469); USS Bache (DD-470)(DDE-470); USS Beale (DD-471)(DDE-471); USS Guest (DD-472), to Brazil as Para (D-27); USS Bennett (DD-473) to Brazil as Paraiba (D-28); USS Fullam (DD-474); USS Hudson (DD-475); USS Hutchins (DD-476); USS Pringle (DD-477); USS Stanly (DD-478); USS Stevens (DD-479); USS Halford (DD-480); USS Leutze (DD-481); USS Philip (DD-498)(DDE 498); USS Renshaw (DD-499)(DDE-499); USS Ringgold (DD-500), to West Germany as Z-2 (D-171); USS Schroeder (DD-501); USS Sigsbee (DD-502); USS Conway (DD-507)(DDE-507); USS Cony (DD-508)( DDE-508); USS Converse (DD-509), to Spain as Almirante Valdes (D-23); USS Eaton (DD-510)(DDE-510); USS Foote (DD-511); USS Spence (DD-512); USS Terry (DD-513); USS Thatcher (DD-514); USS Anthony (DD-515), to West Germany as Z-1; USS Wadsworth (DD-516), to West Germany as Z-3 (D-172); to Greece as HNS Nearchos (D-65); USS Walker (DD-517)(DDE-517), to Italy as Fante (D-516); USS Brownson (DD-518); USS Daly (DD-519); USS Isherwood (DD-520), to Peru as Almirante; USS Guise (DD-72); USS Kimberly (DD-521); USS Luce (DD-522); USS Abner Read (DD-526); USS Ammen (DD-527); USS Mullany (DD-528), ex-Beatty, to Taiwan as Chiang Yang; USS Bush (DD-529); USS Trathen (DD-530); USS Hazelwood (DD-531); USS Heermann (DD-532); to Argentina as Almirante Brown (D-20); USS Hoel (DD-533); USS McCord (DD-534); USS Miller (DD-535); USS Owen (DD-536); USS The Sullivans (DD-637), ex-Putnam; USS Stephen Potter (DD-538); USS Tingey (DD-539); USS Twining (DD-540), to Korea as Kwei Yang (DD-8); USS Yarnall (DD-541), to Taiwan as Kun Yang (DD-8); USS Boyd (DD-544), to Turkey as TCG Iskenderun (D-343); USS Bradford (DD-545), to Greece as HNS Thyella (D-22); USS Brown (DD-546), to Greece as HNS Navarinon (D-63); USS Cowell (DD-547), to Argentina as Almirante Storni; USS Capps (DD-550), to Spain as Lepanto (D-21); USS David W. Taylor (DD-551), to Spain as Almirante Ferrandiz (D-22); USS Evans (DD-552); USS John D. Henley (DD-553); USS Franks (DD-554); USS Haggard (DD-555); USS Hailey ( DD-556), to Brazil as Pernambuco (D-30); USS Johnston (DD-557); USS Laws (DD-558); USS Longshaw (DD-559); USS Morrison (DD-560); USS Prichett (DD-561); USS Robinson on (DD-562); USS Ross (DD-563); Rowe (DD-564); USS Smalley (DD-565); USS Stoddard (DD-566); USS Watts (DD-567); USS Wren (DD-568); USS Aulick (DD-569), to Greece as HNS Sfendoni (D-85); USS Charles Ausburne (DD-570), to West Germany as Z-6; USS Claxton (DD-571), to West Germany as Z-4; USS Dyson (DD-672), to West Germany as Z-5; USS Harrison (DD-573), to Mexico as ARM Cuauhtemoc (E-01); USS John Rodgers (DD-574), to Mexico as ARM Cuitlahuac; USS McKee (DD-575); USS Murray (DD-576)(DDE-576); USS Sproston (DD-577)(DDE-577); USS Wickes (DD-578); USS William D. Porter (DD-579); USS Young (DD-580); USS Charrette (DD-581), to Greece as HNS Velos (D-16); USS Conner (DD-582); USS Hall (DD-583), to Greece as HNS Lonchi (D-56); USS Halligan (DD-584); USS Haraden (DD-585); USS Newcomb (DD-586); USS Bell (DD-587); USS Burns (DD-588); USS Izard (DD-589); USS Paul Hamilton (DD-590); USS Twiggs (DD-591); USS Howorth (DD-592); USS Killen (DD-593); USS Hart (DD-594), ex-Mansfield; USS Metcalf (DD-595); USS Shields (DD-596), to the Brazil as Maranhao; USS Wiley (DD-597); USS Abbot (DD-629); USS Braine (DD-630), to Argentina as ARA Almirante Domecq Garcia (D-23); USS Erben (DD-631); USS Hale (DD-642); USS Sigourney (DD-643); USS Stembel (DD-644), to Argentine as ARA Rosales (D-22); USS Albert W. Grant (DD-649); USS Caperton (DD-650); USS Cogswell (DD-651), to Turkey as TCG Izmit; USS Ingersoll (DD-652); USS Knapp (DD-653); USS Bearss (DD 654); USS John Hood (DD-655); USS Van Valkenburgh (DD-656); USS Charles J. Badger (DD-657); USS Colahan (DD-658); USS Dashiell (DD-659); USS Bullard (DD-660); USS Kidd (DD-661); USS Bennion (DD-662); USS Heywood L. Edwards (DD-663) to Japan as JDS Ariake (DD-183); USS Richard P. Leary (DD-664); USS Bryant (DD-665); USS Black (DD-666); USS Chauncey (DD-667); USS Clarence K. Bronson (DD-668), to Turkey as TCG Istanbul (D-340); USS Cotten (DD-669); USS Dortch (DD-670) to Argentina as Espora; USS Gatling (DD-671); USS Healy (DD-672); USS Hickox (DD-673), to South Korea as Pusan; USS Hunt (DD-674); USS Lewis Hancock (DD-675) to Brazil as NAE Piaui (D-31); USS Marshall (DD-676); USS McDermut (DD-677); USS McGowan (DD-678), to Spain as SPS Jorge Juan (D-25); USS McNair (DD-679); USS Melvin (DD-680); USS Hopewell ( DD-681); USS Porterfield (DD-682); USS Stockham (DD-683); USS Wedderburn (DD-684); USS Picking (DD-685); USS Halsey Powell (DD-686), to South Korea as Seoul; USS Uhlmann (DD-687); USS Remey (DD-688); USS Wadleigh (DD-689), to Chile as as Blanco Encalada (D-14); USS Norman Scott (DD-690); USS Mertz (DD-691); USS Callaghan (DD-792); USS Cassin Young (DD-793); USS Irwin (DD-794), to Brazil as Santa Catarina (D-32); USS Preston (DD-795), to Turkey as TCG Icel (D-344); USS Benham (DD-796); USS Cushing (DD-797), to Brazil as NAE Parana (D-9); USS Monssen (DD-798); USS Jarvis ( DD-799); USS Porter (DD-800); USS Colhoun (DD-801) renamed Indoctrinator; USS Gregory (DD-802); USS Little (DD-803); USS Rooks (DD-804), to Chile as Cochrane.

List of Blueprints
Fletcher class

Title

Shipyard &
Vessel

Date of
Document

Scale

Page

Outboard profile,

Bath Iron Works Corp.,
Bath, Maine
USS Walker (DD-517)

Mar. 8, 1967

1/16"

63-64

Inboard profile,

do.

do.

do.

65-66

Superstructure deck & main
deck,

do.

do.

do.

67-68

Bridges; top of pilot house, nav.
bridge, compass platform, top
of 3"/50 R=s room and sections
at frames 5, 22, 48, 68,
midship, 150, 168, 184 & 206,

do.

do.

do.

69-70

2nd & 3rd platforms,

do.

do.

do.

71-72

1st platform & hold,

do.

do.

do.

73-74

Title

Shipyard & Vessel

Date of
Document

Page

Draft marks, ship=s names,
distinguishing figures & boot
topping,

Bath Iron Works
Bath, Maine
DD449-451

Sept. 8, 1941

75-76

Outboard profile,

do.

Mar. 30, 1943

77-79

Faired lines,

do.

Nov. 19, 1944

80-82

Body plan, fwd.,

do.

Nov. 14, 1940

83

Body plan, aft.,

do.

Oct. 15, 1943

84

Rigging arrg=t.,

do.

June 19, 1941

85-91

Stern profile and plan view,

-

-

92

Bow framing,

do.

Mar. 15, 1941

93-94

Transverse framing, frames 7-29,
inclusive,

do.

Feb. 25, 1941

95-96

Transverse framing, frames 31-56

do.

Jan. 17, 1941

97-98

Transverse framing, frames 46 & 50,

Bath Iron Works
Bath, Maine
DD449-451

Feb. 3, 1941

99-100

Transverse framing, frames 57 & 61,

do.

Nov. 28, 1940

101-102

Transverse framing, frames 65 & 68,

do.

do.

103-104

Transverse framing,
frames 75 1/2 & 79,

do.

Nov. 6, 1940

105-106

Transverse framing,
frames 82 1/2, 85 & 89,

do.

Nov. 12, 1940

107-108

Transverse framing,
frames 95 1/2 & 99 1/2

do.

Oct. 11, 1940

109-110

Transverse framing,
frames 103 1/2 & 106 1/2,

do.

Oct. 29, 1940

111-112

Transverse framing,
frames 113 1/2 & 117,

do.

Sept. 18, 1940

113-114

Transverse framing,
frames 120 1/2 & 123,

do.

do.

115-116

Transverse framing,
frames 127, 133 1/2 & 137 1/2 ,

do.

-

117-118

Transverse framing,
frames 141 1/2 & 144 1/2

do.

Nov. 4, 1940

119-120

Web frame 152 & transverses 161 & 165,

do.

Jan. 8, 1941

121-122

Transverse framing,
frames 174 & 178,

do.

Jan. 16, 1941

123-124

Outside plating, stem to frame 72,

do.

Mar. 12, 1941

125-126

Outside plating, frame 72 to 148,

do.

Dec. 5, 1940

127-128

Outside plating, frame 148 to stern,

do.

Nov. 25, 1940

129-130

Main deck & 1st platform,
general arrg=t.,

do.

Jan. 16, 1942

131-133

Superstructure deck & bridges,
general arrg=t.,

Bath Iron Works
Bath, Maine
DD449-451

Nov. 18, 1941

134-141

Fwd deck house, frames 42 to 72,
superstructur4e deck & breakwater,

do.

May 1, 1941

142-143

Midship deckhouse sides & top,
frames 73 1/2 to 130 1/2,

do.

-

144-146

After deck house sides & top,
Frames 137 1/2 - 172,

do.

Apr. 8, 1941

147-148

House & bhds on after deck house,
1.1" director platform,
stanchions & blast shields, aft.,

do.

July 9, 1941

149-151

Arrg=t., of navigating spaces in deck
house on sup. deck & nav. bridge,

do.

do.

152-153

Pilot house & top of s.l., platform
frame 109-116 & bhds., in pilot
house,

do.

Sept. 3, 1941

154-156

Sup. deck house, nav. bridge &

details,

do.

Sept. 1, 1941

157-158

Arrg=t., of navigating spaces, sup. deck

& nav. bridge,

Bath Iron Works
Bath, Maine
DD650-653

Aug. 27, 1942

159-160

Windshield on nav. bridge,

Bath Iron Works
Bath, Maine
DD449-451

Sept. 5, 1941

161-162

Main deck plating, stem to frame 72,

do.

Mar. 6, 1941

163-165

Main deck plating, frame 72 to 148,

do.
DD-467-469

Nov. 6, 1942

166-168

Main deck plating,
frame 148 to stern,

do.
DD-629-631

July 9, 1941

169-171

Arrg=t., of mooring lines,

Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co.
Kearny, NJ
DD-449-451

Jan. 22, 1941

172-173

Steering gear room, arrg=t.,

Bath Iron Works
Bath, Maine
DD508-517

-

174-175

Towing gear, arrg=t & details,

do.

May 23, 1941

176-177

Rudder,

do.

Apr. 3, 1941

178-179

Hammock & clothes lines,
arrg=t., & details,

do.

Mar. 26, 1943

180

Screened speed light & battle staff,
arrg=t., & details,

Bath Iron Works
Bath, Maine
DD508-517

Nov. 24, 1942

181-182

Battle staff & screened speed light,
arrg=t., & details,

Bath Iron Works
Bath, Maine
DD449-451

Sept. 12, 1941

183-185

Jack & ensign staffs,

do.

Apr. 16, 1941

186-187

Skeg,

do.

Dec. 12, 1940

188-189

Anchor handling, arrg=t.,

do.

June 3, 1941

190-191

Windlass room, s.d. stores & w.r.
stores, 1st platform frame 6-18,

do.

July 7, 1941

192-194

#4 electric vertical windlass,
gen. arrg=t.,

Hyde Windlass Co.
Bath, Maine
DD449-451

Apr. 30, 1941

195

#4 electric vertical windlass,
instruction & lub. chart,

do.

June 18, 1941

196

Electric boat winch,

McKienan-Terry Corp.
Harrison, New Jersey

-

197

House on aft. deck, house sides
40/mm gun platform dir., found &
m.s. spray shields,

Bath Iron Works
Bath, Maine
DD467-469

Dec. 21, 1942

198-200

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