Conversion to 5" Gun Ship
American Destroyer Escorts
Buckley 'TE' and Edsall 'FMR' classes
A Study in blueprints

by Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-117 $65.00 (Foreign, $105.00)(11"x17", soft cover, 129 pages)
Ships of Edsall (FMR) class: USS Camp (DE-251)(DER-251) to South Vietnam as frigate Tran Hung Dao (HQ-01) to the Philippines as frigate BRP Rajah Lakandula (PS-4).

Ships of Buckley (TE) class: USS Coolbaugh (DE-217); USS Darby (DE-218); USS J. Douglas Blackwood (DE-219); USS Foreman (DE-633); USS Harmon (DE-678); USS Greenwood (DE-679); USS Loeser (DE-680); USS Spangler (DE-696); USS George (DE-697); USS Raby (DE-698)(DEC-698) and USS Currier (DE-700).

LIST OF BLUEPRINTS

Title

Shipyard & Vessel

Date of
Document

Page

Outboard profile,

Boston Navy Shipyard
Boston, Mass.
Conversion to
5" Gun Ship
FMR class

Feb. 16, 1945

11-12

Location of all search lights, running,
anchor & signal lights,

do.
do.

Oct. 20, 1944

13-14

Lighting system, exterior signals,
location,

do.
TE class

Aug. 2, 1944

15-16

Arrg=t., of rail stanchions & types,
main deck & above,

do.
do.

Aug. 19, 1944

17-20

Comp=t & access, inboard profile,

do.
FMR class

Feb. 16, 1945

21-23

Comp=t & access, inboard profile,

do.
TE class

-

24-26

Comp=t & access, main deck,
superstructure deck & bridges,

do.
FMR class

Feb. 16, 1945

27-29

Comp=t & access, main deck,
superstructure deck & bridges,

do.
TE class

Aug. 13, 1944

30-32

Comp=t & access, 1st & 2nd platforms & hold,

do.
do.

do.

33-34

Comp=t & access, 1st & 2nd platforms & hold,

do.
FMR class

Feb. 17, 1945

35-37

General arrangement, main deck,
superstructure deck & bridges,

do.
TE class

Aug. 9, 1944

38-48

General arrangement, 1st & 2nd platform decks & hold,

do.
do.

Aug. 19, 1944

49-51

General arrangement, 1st & 2nd platform decks & hold,

do.
FMR class

Feb. 17, 1945

52-54

Compartment testing diagram,

do.
FMR class

1945

55-56

Ventilation, fwd & aft,

do.
do.

Feb. 18, 1945

57-59

Ventilation, fire control station,

FMR, TE & GMT
classes

Oct. 31, 1944

60-61

Lighting, main deck, fwd.,

do.
TE class

-

62-63

Lighting, main deck, aft,

do.
do.

-

64-65

Lighting, superstructure deck,

do.
do.

Aug. 2, 1944

66-68

Lighting, bridges,

do.
do.

do.

69-70

Arrg=t., of electrical equipment in MK.
26 radar comp=t.,

do.
do.

Aug. 21, 1944

71-72

Modification to navigation bridge,

do.
FMR & TE classes

Aug. 16, 1944

73-74

Arrg=t., of electrical equip, top of
steering station & sonar room,

do.
TE class

Aug. 14, 1944

75-77

Screened speed light support, arrg=t.,
& details,

do.
do.

Sept. 8, 1944

78

Additions & relocation of ladders &
ladder rungs,

do.
FMR & TE classes

Feb. 24, 1945

79-80

Relocation of life rafts & floater rafts,

do.
do.

Aug. 12, 1944

81-82

Relocation of windlass brake
handwheel,

do.
do.

May 8, 1945

83

Stowage of depth charge arbors,
main deck, aft,

do.
do.

Mar. 10, 1945

84

Stowage for MKS., 6, 7, 8 & 9 depth
charges, 2nd platform, frames 133 to
139,

do.
FMR class

Mar. 1, 1945

85-86

Depth charge pistols, 2nd platform,
frames 150 to 153

do.
FMR & TE classes

Feb. 3, 1945

87-88

Ammunition handling, arrg=t.,

do.
TE class

Aug. 19, 1944

89-94

Ammunition handling, arrg=t.,

do.
FMR(?) class

Apr. 14, 1945

95-100

Ammujnition stowage, 40/mm bulwark
& RS racks,

do.
TE class

Aug. 21, 1944

101-102

Fdns., for 40/mm single mts.,
& MK 10-A.S. projector on
superstructure deck,

do.
FMR class

Jan. 29, 1945

103-104

Fdns., for 40/mm quad., MK 51
Director & additional 20/mm guns on|
superstructure deck, aft,

do.
do.

Jan. 23, 1945

105-106

do.

do.
TE class

Aug. 17, 1944

107-110

Fdns., for 40/mm single mounts & MK
10-A.S. projector on superstructure
deck,

do.
do.

Mar. 8, 1945

111-112

5" ammunition hoists (2 2" or 2 7/16"
pitch chain), gen., arrg=t., & location,

do.
FMR & TE classes

Aug. 15, 1944

113-117

electrical instillation on enclosed gun
mounts & center column,

do.
TE class

do.

118-119

Fdnd., for #2 5/38cal. Mount & w.t.
bhds #145 & #150, below 1st platform,

do.
do.

Aug. 17, 1944

120-122

Officers, C.P.O.=s & crews berthing &
messing, main deck, 1st platform,
fwd., & aft,

do.
TMR class

Feb. 17, 1945

123-125

Crew=s & C.P.O. berthing & messing, 1st platform, fwd & aft, additional
berthing in W.R.S.R. 101 main deck,

do.
TE class

Aug. 14, 1944

126-129

 

 


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