World War I
American Destroyers
Cassin and O'Brien classes
A Study in Blueprints

by Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-021 $60.00 (Foreign; $90.00)(11" X 17" soft cover book book of engineering drawings)
Ships of Cassin class: USS Cassin (TBD-43)(DD-43), USS Cummings (TBD-44)(DD-44), USS Downes (TBD-45)(DD-45) and USS Duncan (TBD-46)(DD-46).
Ships of O'Brien class: USS O'Brien (TBD-51)(DD-51), USS Nicholson (TBD-52)(DD-52), USS Winslow (TBD-53)(DD-53), USS McDougal (TBD-54)(DD-54), USS Cushing (TBD-55)(DD-55) and USS Ericsson (TBD-56)(DD-56). Also known as "thousand tonners".

List of Blueprints

Title Vessel Date of Document Page
Water Service, Profile and Sections. Cassin
(TBD-43)
August 11, 1913 14-16
Midship Section. do. August 21, 1913 17
Type Sections, Frames 20, 32, 50, 57,
60, 110 and 144.
Cassin & Cummings
(TBD-43 & 44)
June 25, 1913 18-20
Shell Expansion. Cassin
(TBD-43)
August 2, 1913 21-23
Plan View; Arrangement of Officers Quarters on Main Deck Forward. Cassin & Cummings
(TBD-43 & 44)
October 1, 1913 24-25
Sections; Arrangement of Officers Quarters on Main Deck Forward. do. do. 26-27
30" and 40" Ventilators to Engine Room. do. July 9, 1912 28-29
General Arrangement of Forward Ventilation. do. July 25, 1913 30-32
Sketch Plan Showing Interference with 4" Gun Recoil at Frames 53 & 146 & Proposed Remedies. do. April 5, 1912 33
Compartment Access and Pillars. Duncan
(TBD-46)
December 29, 1912 34-35
Booklet of General Plans; Outboard Profile, Inboard Profile, Decks, Midship Section, Eleven Cross Sections. McDougal
(TBD-54)
February 27, 1925 36-41
Faired Lines as Taken from Mold Loft. do. March 15, 1912 42-45
Outboard Profile. do. April 23, 1921 46-47
do. do. May 27, 1913 48-49
Inboard Profile. do. April 23, 1921 50-51
Arrangement of Weather Decks. do. May 27, 1913 52-53
Midship Section, Frame 99. do. June 3, 1914 54
Cross Sections; Frames 2, 6, 13, 18, 28, 41, 52, 92, 110, 132, 145, 152, 160 &
166.
do. - 55-57
Type Sections; Frames 20, 32, 50, 57,
60, 110 & 144.
do. February 7, 1913 58-60
Struts. do. March 25, 1912 61-62
Arrangement of Awning & Life Line Stanchions. do. July 2, 1913 63-64
Main Deck Plating. do. August 11, 1914 65-67
Boat Chocks and Gripes, Details. do. September 10, 1913 68-69
Outboard Stowage of 24 foot Whale Boat. do. March 14, 1913 70-71
Torpedo Handling and Boat Stowage. do. September 8, 1913 72
Torpedo and Boat Stowage Sketch. do. July 16, 1914 73
Distinguishing Marks and Numerals. do. August 11, 1914 74
General Arrangement of After Ventilation. do. June 25, 1913 75-77
40" Diameter Fire Room Ventilators. do. December 9, 1913 78
Title Vessel Date of Document Scale Page
Inboard Profile. Balch
(TBD-50)
- 1/16" 79-80
Inboard Profile and Outboard Profile. do. - do. 81-82
Berth Deck and Hold. do. - do. 83-84
Main and Forecastle Decks. do. - do. 85-86
Main and Forecastle Decks. Aylwin
(TBD-47)
May 8, 1917 do. 87-88

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