World War I
American Destroyers
Tucker and Samson classes
A Study in Blueprints

by Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-022 $60.00 (Foreign; $90.00)(11" X 17" soft cover book book of engineering drawings)
Ships of Tucker class: USS Tucker (DD-57), USS Conyngham ( DD-58), USS Porter (DD-59), USS Wadsworth (DD-60), USS Jacob Jones (DD-61) and USS Wainwright (DD-62).
Ships of Sampson class: USS Sampson (DD-63), USS Rowan (DD-64), USS Davis (DD-65), USS Allen (DD-66), USS Wilkes (DD-67) and USS Shaw (DD-68). Also known as "thousand tonners".

List of Blueprints

Title Vessel Date of Document Page
Boat boom. Tucker
(TBD-57)
November 11, 1915 18-19
Faired lines & mold loft dimensions. Samson & Rowan
(TBD-63 & 64)
February 18, 1916 20-22
Frame No. 5, port & starboard., W.T. bulkhead. do. May 10, 1915 23
Frame No. 12, port & starboard., W.T. bulkhead. do. March 25, 1915 24
Frame No. 24, W.T. & O.T. trans. bulkhead. do. May 10, 1925 25
Frame No. 27, Port & Starboard. do. May 7, 1915 26
Frame No. 30, Port & Starboard, N.W.T. swash bulkhead. do. October 7, 1915 27
Frame No. 33, N.W.T. swash bulkhead. do. May 7, 1915 28
Frame No. 36, Port & Starboard. do. do. 29
Frame No. 40, P. & S., N.W.T. swash bulkhead. do. May 3, 1915 30
Main deck plating, forward. do. July 19, 1915 31-33
Main deck plating, aft. do. March 31, 1915 34-36
Forecastle deck plating. do. May 9, 1916 37-38
Deck house, aft. do. July 30, 1915 39
Pilot house, bridge & searchlight foundation. do. May 10, 1916 40-41
Anchor handling arrangement & hawse pipes. do. May 1, 1916 42-43
Engine hatch arrangement. do. September 1, 1916 44-45
Propeller guards. do. July 7, 1916 46-47
Windshield. do. May 30, 1918 48-49
Masts & rigging. do. May 31, 1916 50-51
Frame No. 44, Port & Starboard. Sampson
(TBD-63)
January 2, 1915 52
Frame No. 88, Port & Starboard. do. August 16, 1915 53
Frame No. 115, Port & Starboard. do. January 2, 1915 54
Docking plan.

do.

May 15, 1916

55-56

Outboard profile. Rowan
(TBD-64)
September 18, 1918 57-60
1 pdr. anti-balloon gun, foundation on after deck house at frame 155, center line. Davis & Allen
(TBD-65 & 66)
September 1, 1915 61
Compressed air piping in machinery space and to torpedo tubes. do. January 11, 1916 62-63
Torpedo handling. Wilkes
(TBD-67)
Nobember 6, 1915 64
Body. Shaw
(TBD-68)
May 11, 1915 65
Expansion of outside plating, forward. do. April 15, 1915 66-68
Expansion of outside plating, aft. do. August 15, 1915 69-71
Torpedo handling arrangement. do. May 26, 1912 72-73
Title Vessel Date of Document Scale Page
Outboard Profile. Conyngham
(TBD-58)
January 6, 1916 1/16" 74-75
Booklet of General Plans: Outboard Profile; Inboard Profile, Forecastle Deck, Bridge and Deck House; Sections; Main Deck, Platform Deck and Hold. Porter
(TBD-59)
January 18, 1925 do. 76-85
Outboard Profile. Rowan
(TBD-64)
July 8, 1916 do. 86-87
Inboard Profile. do. August 3, 1916 do. 88-89
Booklet of General Plans: Outboard Profile; Inboard Profile; Forecastle Deck, Bridge and Main Deck; Platform Deck and Hold. do. June 2, 1921 do. 90-97
Booklet of General Plans: Outboard Profile; Inboard Profile; Forecastle and Main Deck; Platform Deck and Hold. Wilkes
(TBD-67)
- do. 98-105

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