World War II
American Destroyers
Benham class
A Study in Blueprints

by Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-098 $75.00 (Foreign, $105.00)(11"x17", soft cover book, 167 pages)
Ships of class: USS Benham (DD-398), USS Ellet (DD-398), USS Lang (DD-399), USS Mayrant (DD-402), USS Trippe (DD-403), USS Rhind (DD-404), USS Rowan (DD-405), USS Stack (DD-406), USS Sterett (DD-407) and USS Wilson (DD-408)

List of Blueprints

Title

Shipyard & Vessel

Date of
Document

Page

Historical data plate,

Federal SB & DD Co.
DD-397 to 406

Apr. 3, 1937

19

Ship=s name, draft marks & boat
topping,

do.
DD-402 to 408

May 3, 1937

20-21

Booklet of General Plans:
Inboard profile, Outboard profile,
Main deck, forecastle deck & bridges,

do.
DD-398

Aug. 6, 1937

22-24

Gen. arrg=t., inboard profile,

do.
DD-397 to 399

May 25, 1938

25-27

Deck supports & compartment & access, inboard profile,

do.
DD-402 & 403

May 27, 1936

28-30

Deck supports & compartment & access, forecastle & bridge decks,

do.

Aug. 21, 1937

31-40

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

do.
DD-402 to 407

Nov. 1, 1938

41-47

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

do.

Sept. 8, 1938

48-50

Faired lines,

do.
DD-402 to 408

July 2, 1936

51-53

Body,

do.
DD-402 to 403

June 16, 1936

54

Sections, fwd., frames 13, 21, 32, 40, 56, 64, 72 & 90,

do.

May 13, 1938

55-56

Midship section, frames 97 & 114,

do.

Feb. 24, 1938

57

Sections, aft, frames 104 2, 111, 124,
135, 139, 151, 166 & 178,

do.

Aug. 9, 1938

58-60

Outside plating, stem to frame 105,

do.
DD-402 to 408

July 14, 1936

61-63

Outside plating, frame 105 to stern,

do.

Feb. 16 1936

64-66

Framing, expansion diagram,

do.
DD-402 & 403

June 15, 1936

67-69

Stem,

do.

July 14, 1936

70-71

Bow framing,

do.

May 18, 1936

72-73

Docking plan,

Federal SB & DD Co.
DD-398

Jan. 24, 1939

74-76

Forecastle deck plating,

do.
DD-398 & 399

May 8, 1936

77-79

Main deck plating, stem to frame 68,

do.
DD-402 to 408

?Sept. 4, 1936

80-82

Main deck plating, frame 68 to 135,

do.

Sept. 10, 1936

83-86

Main deck plating, frame 135 to stern,

do.

Oct. 31, 1936

87-88

Forecastle deck house,

do.

Oct. 30, 1936

89-91

Houses & bhds, above superstructure
deck,

do.

May 11, 1937

92-94

After deck house, lower,

do.
DD-402 & 403

Oct. 6, 1937

95-96

Blast shield on after deck house,

do.
DD-402 to 408

Nov. 30, 1936

97

Aft upper deck ouse sides, top, bhds, aft
steering station & searchlight
platforms,

do.

Jan. 6, 1939

98-100

Extension of lower after deck house,

Boston Navy Yard
DD-402 & 403

April 21, 1941

101-102

Navigating bridge & pilot house top,

Federal SB & DD Co.
DD-402 & 402

Feb. 19, 1937

103-104

After boat booms, arrg=t., & details,

do.

May 30, 1937

105-106

Boat & sounding booms, arrg=t.,

do.

May 143, 1937

107-108

Rigging arrg=t.,

do.
DD-402 to 407

April 2, 1937

109-113

Pole mast, assembly & details, sheet #1,

do.
DD-402 & 403

June 4, 1937

114-115

Pole mast, assembly & details, sheet #2,

do.

April 17, 1937

116-117

Ladders for pole mast,

do.

July 8, 1937

118-120

Pole mast, pads for shrouds,

do.

-

121-122

Crows nest,

do.
DD-402 & 403

June 14, 1937

123-125

Extension of mast pole for anchor
light,

Boston Navy Yard
DD-402 & 403

May 8, 1941

126

Light pole, battle staff & misc., details,

Federal SB & DD Co.
DD-402 to 407

Oct. 6, 1937

127-129

Bow & stern chacks,

do.
DD-402 & 403

June 11, 1936

130

Hawse pipes,

do.

Nov. 11, 1936

131-132

Chain locker & chain pipe details,

do.

Jan. 9, 1937

133-134

General arrg=t., of windlass & windlass
room,

N.Y. Navy Yard
DD-402 & 403

Nov. 1, 1937

135-136

Anchor handling, arrg=t.,

Federal SB & DD Co.
DD-402 & 403

June 19, 1937

137-138

Towing gear,

do.

Mar. 8, 1937

139-140

Propeller guards,

do.

Nov. 6, 1936

141-142

Rudder,

do.

Feb. 24, 1936

143-144

Hammock & clothes lines, arrg=t., &
details,

do.

June 24, 1936

145

Side ladder, arrg=t.,

do.

Feb. 1, 1937

146

Anchor & abandon ship ladders,

do.

Feb. 17, 1937

147

Gangplank,

do.

Nov. 26, 1936

148

Fittings for nesting,

do.

Sept. 15, 1937

149

Breakwater on foc=sle deck,

do.
DD-402 to 408

July 14, 1936

150

Deck fairleaders,

do.
DD-402 & 403

Oct. 14, 1937

151-152

Skeg,

do.

1936

153-154

Windshield, pilot house front,

do.

Dec. 9, 1936

155-156

Arrg=t., of deck matting & deck
covering, main deck & above,

do.
DD-402 & 403

June 29, 1937

157-159

Outline of awnings & side curtains,

do.

Aug. 19, 1937

160

Lifelines in way of main deck runways,

do.

Aug. 25, 1936

161-162

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

do.

Apr. 21, 1937

163-165

Crews berth, arrg=t., & section, 1st
platform, aft,

do.

May 9, 1937

166-167

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