World War II
American Destroyers
Somers class
A Study in Blueprints

by Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-097 $75.00 (Foreign, $105.00)(11"x17", soft cover, 179 pages)
Ships of class: USS Somers (DD-381), USS Warrington (DD-383), USS Sampson (DD-394), USS Davis (DD-395) and USS Jouett (DD-396).

List of Blueprints

Title

Shipyard & Vessel

Date of
Document

Page

Ship=s name & boot topping,

Federal Shipbuilding
& DD Co.
Kearny, NJ
Gibbs & Cox
NYC
USS Somers DD-381
USS Warrington DD-383

Mar. 4, 1937

29-30

Draft marks,

do.

Nov. 5, 1937

31

Outboard profile,

do.

Jan. 4, 1937

32-34

Gen. arrg=t., forecastle deck &
   bridges,

do.

Nov. 12, 1936

35-36

Gen. arrg=t, main deck & 1st platform,

do.

Sept. 17, 1936

37-39

Faired lines,

do.

Nov. 19, 1937

40-42

Body plan,

do.

Feb. 19, 1938

43

Stem contour,

-

-

44

Stern profile, built up skeg,

-

-

45

Stern contour,

-

-

46

Offsets for bulwark,

-

-

47

Midship section,

-

-

48

Transverse sections, fwd., frames 13,
   23, 31, 43, 53, 63 & 71,

Federal Shipbuilding
& DD Co.
Kearny, NJ
Gibbs & Cox
NYC
USS Somers DD-381
USS Warrington DD-383

Oct. 8, 1937

49-50

Transverse sections, aft, frames 102,
   117, 126, 132, 144, 162 & 174,

do.

Jul. 23, 1937

51-52

Midship section, Frames 94 & 113,

do.

Feb. 14, 1937

53

Rail & awning stanchions, arrg=t.,
   main deck & aft deck house top,

do.

Nov. 19, 1937

54-55

Rail & awning stanchions, arrg=t.,
   forecazstle & superstructure deck,

do.

Apr. 5, 1937

56-57

Rail & awning stanchions, arrg=t.,
   bridges,

do.

Jul. 14, 1936

58

Awnings, side curtains & weather
   cloths,

do.

Sept. 4, 1936

59-60

Insulation & deck covering, arrg=t.,
   main & forecastle decks & bridges,

do.

Sept. 16, 1936

61-63

Deck matting & matting in
   magazines,

do.

July 10, 1936

64-66

Gen. arrg=t., of pole mast, rigging &
   antennae,

do.

Aug. 27, 1936

67-71

Pole mast - assembly & details, sheet
   No. 1,

do.

Sept. 8, 1936

72-73

Pole mast - assembly & details, sheet
   No. 2,

do.

do.

74-75

Compartment testing diagram, main
   deck, forecastle deck,
   Superstructure deck & navigating
   bridge,

do.

Sept. 28, 1936

76

Outside plating, stem to frame 59,

do.

Jan. 8, 1935

77

Outside plating, frame 59 to frame
   130 & bilge keel,

do.

Mar. 7, 1935

78-79

Outside plating, frame 130 to stern,

do.

Apr. 6, 1935

80-81

Deep floors for=d., of frame 11 -
   profile -breast hooks in fore peak,

do.

Apr. 11, 1935

82-83

Stern framing,

do.

Apr. 26, 1935

84

Forecastle deck plating,
   stem to frame 43,

do.

Apr. 4, 1936

85-86

Forecastle deck plating, aft frame 43,

do.

May 22, 1935

87-88

Main deck plating, stem to frame 55,

do.

May 8, 1935

89-90

Main deck plating,
   frame 55 to frame 94,

do.

Apr. 22, 1935

91-93

Main deck plating, frame 94 to
   frame 130,

do.

Apr. 8, 1935

94-95

Main deck plating, frame 130 to
   stern,

do.

Apr. 19, 1935

96-97

After upper deck house, framing
   details & m.s. bhds.,

do.

Apr. 22, 1936

98-100

After lower deck house, framing
   details & m.s. bhds.,

do.

Aug. 6, 1936

101-103

Superstructure deck & deck house
   sides on foc=le deck,

do.

Sept. 4, 1936

104-107

Navigating bridge, pilot house &
   chart house,

do.

Aug. 6, 1936

108-109

Emergency cabin, torpedo plotting &
   tracking room, arrg=t.,

do.

Jan. 5, 1938

110

Skeg,

do.

-

111

Bow & stern chocks,

do.

Apr. 29, 1935

112

Hawse pipes,

do.

-

113-114

Anchor handling, arrg=t.,

do.

Nov. 5, 1937

115-117

Anchor handling, grating for hawse
   pipe, wrapper for chain pipe
   buckler, etc.,

do.

Mar. 19, 1936

118

Anchor windless, supports for
   expansion tank, control & brake
   gear & gages,

do.

Jan. 10, 1936

119

Assembly, windless,

do.

Oct. 28, 1937

120

Chain locker & chain pipes, arrg=t., &
   details,

do.

Oct. 30, 1935

121

Vertical sliding windows in pilot
   house,

do.

Feb. 27, 1936

122

Fittings for nesting,

do.

Apr. 13, 1937

123-124

Inclined metal ladders above main
   deck,

do.

June 27, 1936

125-126

Side ladder, sheet No. 1,

do.

Sept. 27, 1935

127

Towing gear, arrg=t., & details,

do.

Sept. 8, 1937

128

Propeller shaft struts, for=d., & aft,

do.

June 20, 1935

129-131

Stern tubes & details,

do.

May 20, 1935

132-134

Light pole, battle staff & misc.,
   details,

do.

Nov. 20, 1936

135-137

Sea chest for underwater sound
   apparatus,

do.

Dec. 7, 1937

138

Shell mounting for vertical echo
   sounding projector,

do.

Dec. 9, 1937

139

Sounding boom,

do.

Aug. 7, 1935

140-141

Motion picture outfit, arrg=t., &
   stowage,

do.

Jan. 25, 1937

142-143

Boat handling & stowage, arrg=t.,
   forward,

do.

May 20, 1936

144-145

Boat handing & stowage, arrg=t., aft,

do.

June 28, 1936

146-148

Boat stowage, arrg=t., for stowage
   pods & gripes,

do.

July 27, 1936

149-150

Boat stowage, detail of whale boat
   davit block,

do.

Jan. 5, 1938

151

Stowage of 10' punt & balsa wood
   floats,

do.

Jan. 3, 1938

152-153

Boat boom, gen. arrg=t., & details,

do.

Feb. 6, 1937

154-156

Boat handling booms, assembly &
   details,

do.

Aug. 13, 1936

157-159

Ventilation, profiles & sections,
   forward of frame 72,

do.

July 1, 1936

160-161

Ventilation aft, profiles & sections,

do.

June 11, 1936

162-163

Torpedo handling, arrg=t.,

do.

do.

164-166

Ammunition handling, arrg=t.,

do.

Sept. 12, 1937

167-174

Foundations for depth charge tracks
   & release controls,

do.

Feb. 11, 1936

175-176

5" gun mounts, method of shipping,
   assembly of center column,
   projective hoists & power hoists,

do.

Nov. 17, 1937

177

Hinged platforms for fwd. & aft 1.1"
   anti-aircraft guns,

do.

Dec. 15, 1937

178-179

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