World War II
American Destroyer Escorts
Edsall Class (FMR)
A Study in Blueprints

By Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-015 $60.00 (Foreign $90.00)(11" X 17" soft cover book book of engineering drawings, 135 pages)
Ships of class: USS Edsall (DE-129), USS Jacob Jones (DE-130), USS Hammann (DE-131), USS Robert E.Peary (DE-132), USS Pillsbury (DE-133)(DER-133), USS Pope (DE-134), USS Flaherty (DE-135), USS Frederick C. Davis (DE-136), USS Herbert C. Jones (DE-137), USS Douglas L. Howard (DE-138), USS Farquhar (DE-139), USS J. R. Y. Blakely ( DE-140), USS Hill (DE-141), USS Fessenden (DE-142)(DER-142), USS Fiske (DE-143), USS Frost (DE-144), USS Huse (DE-145), USS Inch (DE-146), USS Blair (DE-147), USS Brough (DE-148), USS Chatelain (DE-149), USS Neunzer (DE-150), USS Poole (DE-151), USS Peterson (DE-152), USS Stewart (DE-238), USS Sturtevant (DE-239)(DER-239), USS Moore (DE-240), USS Keith (DE-241), USS Tomich (DE-242), USS J. Richard Ward (DE-243), USS Otterstetter (DE-244)(DER-244), USS Sloat (DE-245), USS Snowden (DE-246), USS Stanton (DE-247), USS Swasey (DE-248), USS Marchand (DE-249), USS Hurst (DE-250), to Mexican Navy as Comodoro Manuel Azueta Perillos (E-30), USS Camp (DE-251)(DER-251) to South Vietnam as Tran Hung Dao, to Philippines as Rajah Lakandula, USS Howard D. Crow (DE-252), USS Pettit (DE-253), USS Ricketts (DE-254), USS Sellstrom (DE-255)(DER-255), USS Harveson (DE-316)(DER-316), USS Joyce (DE-317)(DER-317), USS Kirkpatrick (DE-318), USS Leopold (DE-319), USS Menges (DE-320), USS Mosley (DE-321), USS Newell (DE-322)(WDE-422)(DER-322, USS Pride (DE-323), USS Falgout (DE-324)(WDE-424)(DER-324), USS Lowe (DE-325)(WDE-425)(DER-325), USS Thomas J. Gary (DE-326)(DER-326) to Tunisia as President Bourguiba, Renamed Indakh, USS Brister (DE-327)(DER-327), USS Finch (DE-328)(WDE-428)(DER-328), USS Kretchmer (DE-329)(DER-329), USS O'Reilly (DE-330), USS Koiner (DE-331)(WDE-431)(DER-331), USS Price (DE-332)(DER-332), USS Strickland (DE-333)(DER-333), USS Forster (DE-334)(WDE-434)(DER-334), to South Vietnam as Tran Khanh Du, Captured by N.Vietnam 1971, USS Daniel (DE-335), USS Roy O. Hale (DE-336)(DER-336), USS Dale W. Peterson (DE-337), USS Martin H. Ray (DE-338), USS Ramsden (DE-382)(WDE-482)(DER-382), USS Mills (DE-383)(DER-383), USS Rhodes (DE-384)(DER-384), USS Richey (DE-385)(WDE-485), USS Savage (DE-386)(DER-386), USS Vance (DE-387)(WDE-487)(DER-387), USS Lansing (DE-388)(WDE-488)(DER-388), USS Durant (DE-389)(WDE-489)(DER-389), USS Calcaterra (DE-390)(DER-390), USS Chambers (DE-391)(WDE-491)(DER-391), USS Merrill (DE-392), USS Haverfield (DE-393)(DER-393), USS Swenning (DE-394), USS Willis (DE-395), USS Janssen (DE-396), USS Wilhoite (DE-397)(DER-397), USS Cockrill (DE-398), USS Stockdale (DE-399), USS Hissem (DE-400)(DER-400) and USS Holder (DE-401).

Ships of Cannon class: USS Cannon (DE-99), USS Christopher (DE-100), USS Alger (DE-101), USS Thomas (DE-102), USS Bostwick (DE-103), USS Breeman (DE-104), USS Burrows (DE-105), USS Carter (DE-112), USS Clarence L. Evans (DE-113), USS Levy (DE-162), USS McConnell (DE-163), USS Osterhaus (DE-164), USS Parks (DE-165), USS Baron (DE-166), USS Acree (DE-167), USS Amick (DE-168), USS Atherton (DE-169), USS Booth (DE-170), USS Carroll (DE-171), USS Cooner (DE-172), USS Eldridge (DE-173), USS Marts (DE-174), USS Pennewill (DE-175), USS Micka (DE-176), USS Reybold (DE-177), USS Herzog (DE-178), USS McAnn (DE-179), USS Trumpeter (DE-180), USS Straub (DE-181), USS Gustafson (DE-182), USS Samuel S. Miles (DE-183), USS Wesson (DE-184), USS Riddle DE-185), USS Swearer (DE-186), USS Stern (DE-187), USS O'Neill (DE-188), USS Bronstein (DE-189), USS Baker (DE-190), USS Coffman (DE-191), USS Eisner (DE-192), USS Garfield Thomas (DE-193), USS Wingfield (DE-194), USS Thornhill (DE-195), USS Rinehart (DE-196), USS Roche (DE-197), USS Bangust (DE-739), USS Waterman (DE-740), USS Weaver (DE-741), USS Hilbert (DE-742), USS Lamons (DE-743), USS Kyne (DE-744), USS Snyder (DE-745), USS Hemminger (DE-746), USS Bright (DE-747), USS Tills (DE-748), USS Roberts (DE-749), USS McClelland (DE-750), USS Cates (DE-763), USS Gandy (DE-764), USS Earl K. Olsen (DE-765), USS Slater (DE-766), USS Oswald (DE-767), USS Ebert (DE-768), USS Neal A. Scott (DE-769), USS Muir (DE-770) and USS Sutton (DE-771).

Ships of Cannon class to free French forces: FFL Senegalais, ex-USS Corbesier (DE-106), FFL Algerien, ex-USS Cronin (DE-107), FFL Tunesien, ex-USS Corsley (DE-108), FFL Marocain, ex-USS Marocain (DE-109), FFL Hova, ex-USS Hova (DE-110) and FFL Somali, ex-USS Somali (DE-111).

List of Blueprints:

Title

Shipyard &
Design Agent

Date of Approval

Page

Hold, Second & 1st Platforms, Gen. Arrangement.

Federal Shipbuilding & Dry dock Co.
Port Newark, NJ

Gibbs & Cox, Inc. Design Agents,
New York City

November 12, 1942

19-21

Main, Superstructure Decks & Bridges, General Arrangement

do.

November 26, 1942

22-24

Outboard Profile.

do.

November 17, 1942

25-27

Midship Type Cross Sections.

do.

December 5, 1942

28-29

Cross Sections Forward, frames 4, 12, 36 & 51.

do.

do.

30-31

Cross Sections Aft, frames 116, 138, 154 & 167.

do.

November 26, 1942

32-33

Body Plan.

do.

June 2, 1942

34-35

Bulwark & Breakwater.

do.

October 30, 1942

36-37

Transverse Framing, frames 7 - 22.

do.

September 18, 1942

38-39

Transverse Framing, frames 24 - 42.

do.

July 15, 1942

40-41

Transverse Framing, frames 44 - 58.

do.

April 10, 1942

42-43

Transverse Framing, frames 60 - 112.

do.

August 27, 1942

44-45

Transverse Framing, frames 114 - 124.

do.

April 4, 1942

36-48

Transverse Framing, frames 126 - 138.

do.

May 1, 1942

49-51

Transverse Framing, frames 140 - 159.

do.

June 25, 1942

52-53

Transverse Framing, frames 160 to stern.

do.

June 10, 1942

54-56

Transverses 31 & 39. Webs 8, 11, 18, 27, 43, 51 & 54.

do.

June 9, 1942

57-58

Transverses 63, 66, 69, 75, 77, 83, 90, 93 & 96.

do.

September 12, 1942

59-61

Transverses 102, 104, 110 & 129. Webs 117 & 121.

do.

August 31, 1942

62-63

Transverses 137, 148, 156. Webs 133, 144, 164 & 168.

do.

May 1, 1942

64-65

Main Deck Plating, Stem to frame 59.

do.

July 9, 1942

66-68

Main Deck Plating, frame 59 - 113.

do.

June 16, 1942

69-71

Main Deck Plating, aft of frame 113.

do.

May 26, 1942

72-74

Main Deck House, frame 59 to 92, Sides & Top.

do.

October 31, 1942

75-78

Main Deck House, frame 92 - 128, Sides & Top.

do.

1942

79-81

Superstructure Deck House Front, Navigation Bridge & Shield.

do.

October 20, 1942

82-83

Navigation Bridge House, Steering Stations Bulkheads & Shields.

do.

October 30, 1942

84-86

Gun Platform & Stations. Shields above Main Deck.

do.

1942

87-89

Outline of Gun Foundations.

do.

June 12, 1942

90-91

Foundation for Depth Charge tracks, Bridge Control, Smoke Screen Generator & Depth Charge throwers.

do.

August 12, 1942

92-93

Bitts.

do.

April 11, 1942

94

Closed Chock, 12" swallow.

do.

April 10, 1942

95

Bow & Stern Chocks.

do.

May 26, 1942

96-97

Standard Cleats.

do.

April 24, 1942

98

Arrangement of Mooring Lines.

do.

July 11, 1942

99-100

Hause Pipes.

do.

May 18, 1942

101-104

Rail Stanchion Arrangement, Main Superstructure Decks & Nav. Bridge.

do.

July 7, 1942

105-107

Rail Stanchions - type.

do.

do.

108-109

Propeller Guards.

do.

April 24, 1942

110-112

Misc. Davits & Sockets.

do.

July 29, 1942

113-114

Inclined Ladders, Arrangement & Details.

do.

July 4, 1942

115-117

Side Ladders (large type).

do.

April 11, 1942

118-119

Anchor & Abandon Ship Ladders.

do.

May 7, 1942

120-121

Polemast Assembly.

do.

May 27, 1942

122-123

Rigging Arrangement.

do.

October 16, 1942

124-127

Rudders

do.

May 11, 1942

128-129

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