World War II
American Destroyers
Sims class
A Study in blueprints

by Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-099 $75.00 (Foreign, $105.00)(11"x17", soft cover book, 145 pages)
Ships of class: USS Sims (DD-409), USS Hughes (DD-410), USS Anderson (DD-411), USS Hammann (DD-412), USS Mustin (DD-413), USS Russell (DD-414), USS O'Brien (DD-415), USS Walke (DD-416), USS Morris (DD-417), USS Roe (DD-418), USS Wainwright (DD-419) and USS Buck (DD-420).

List of Blueprints

Title

Shipyard & Vessel

Date of
Document

Page

General Information Book - Plate I
Steering gear & piping diagram

Navy Dept.
BuC&R
DD-409 & 410

-

11-12

General Information Book - Plate II
Windless control piping diagram

do.

-

13-14

General Information Book-Plate III
Flushing system

do.

-

15-17

General Information Book - Plate IV
Fresh water systems

do.

-

18-20

General Information Book - Plate V
Fresh water systems

do.

-

21-23

General Information Book - Plate VI
Lubricating chart for steering gear

do.

-

24-25

General Information Book - Plate VII
Lubrication chart for windless

do.

-

26-27

General Information Book - Plate VIII
Lubrication chart for boat handling
winch

do.

-

28

General Information Book - Plate IX
Midship & type sections, frames 12,
18, 29, 41, 63, 135, 151, 168, 182, 97 & 93

do.

-

29-31

General Information Book - Plate X
Steering gear elementary wiring
diagram

do.

-

32-33

Booklet of General Plans:
Outboard profile, inboard profile,
Forecastle deck, bridges, navagating
Bridge & superstructure deck, deck
supports & compartment & access,
forecastle & bridge decks,

Norfolk Navy Yard
DD-417

Oct. 24, 1943

34-43

Outboard profile,

Navy Dept
BuC&R
DD-409 & 410

June 23, 1936

44-46

Inboard profile,

do.

June 22, 1936

47-49

Main & forecastle decks & bridges,

Navy Dept
BuC&R
DD-409 & 410

do.

50-52

1st & 2nd platforms & hold,

do.

do.

53-55

Outboard profile,

Bath Iron Works
Bath, Maine
DD-409 & 410

Jan. 12, 1939

56-58

Deck supoorts & compartment & access, inboard profile,

Federal SB & DD Co.
Kearny, NY
DD-411

June 7, 1939

59-61

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

do.

May 4, 1937

62-64

Lines & molded offsets,

Navy Dept.
BuC&R
DD-409 & 410

June 22, 1936

65-67

Midship & type sections, frames 22, 29,
34, 97 1/2, 111 & 165,

do.

do.

68-69

Hull shake & sections,

NY Navy Yard

Oct. 6, 1939

70-71

Shell plating & framing plan,

Navy Dept
BuC&R

June 22, 1936

72-74

Framing expansion diagram,

Bath Iron Works
Bath, Maine
DD 409 & 410

Nov. 9, 1936

75-77

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

do.

Dec. 1, 1939

78-83

Alteration of foremast,

Boston Navy Yard

Nov. 15, 1939

84-85

Rigging arrg=t, modification forward
radio equip.,

do.

1943

86-88

Docking plan,

Norfolk Navy Yard

Aug. 10, 1940

89-91

Launching arrangement,

Federal SB & DD Co.

-

92-94

Lines for securing launching cradle,

Bath Iron Works
Bath, Maine
DD-420

Jan. 4, 1939

95-96

Deck matting & deck covering main
deck & above,

Bath Iron Works
Bath, Maine
DD-415 to 420

Mar. 22, 1938

97-99

Outline plan showing locations of all
searchlights running, anchor &
signal lights,

Navy Dept.
BuC&R

Oct. 24, 1938

100-101

Hull shape, actual & designed - bow &
stern,

NY Navy Yard

Oct. 6, 1939

102-104

Relocation of sounding machine from
foc=sle deck to main deck aft,

Boston Navy Yard
DD-409 & 410

Sept. 21, 1939

105

Radio antennae, general arrg=t.,

do.
DD-409

July 1, 1938

106-108

Radio direction finder coil operating
gear, arrg=t & details,

NY Navy Yard

Feb. 23, 1938

109-111

Arrg=t. of emergency radio room,

do.

Oct. 25, 1939

112

Anchor handling, arrg=t.,

Bath Iron Works
Bath, Maine
DD-409 & 410

Dec. 1, 1939

113-115

Chain locker & chain pipe, details,

do.

do.

116-118

Steering gear, rudder, shaft tubes &
struts,

Navy Dept.
BuC&R
DD-409 to 420

June 22, 1936

119-120

Arrg=t. of electrical equipment in pilot
house & bridge,

do.

Aug. 25, 1938

121-123

Cat walk, foc=sle deck to after deck
house,

Boston Navy Yard

Dec. 4, 1941

124-125

Inside grips for stowage of 26' motor
whaleboat

Boston Navy Yard
DD-410

Dec. 15, 1941

126

Boat handling & stowage aft,
arrangement,

do.
DD-409 to 420

Dec. 5, 1939

127-129

do.

do.
DD-409 & 410

Jan. 22, 1940

130-133

Arrangement of machinery, engine
rooms, sections & elevations,

NY Navy Yard
DD-409 to 411

May 16, 1937

134-136

Arrangement of Y-gun handling &
stowage of depth charges,

Charleston (SC) Navy Yard
DD-409 to 420

July 10, 1941

137-138

Armament plan, genl arrg=t.,

Mare Island Navy Yard
DD-410 to 420

June 11, 1945

139-140

Gun Director, Mark XXXVII, &
mounting arrangement,

Navy Dept.
BuOrd

May 1, 1937

141

Loading machine, Mark XIV Mod. 1,
working circle,

do.
DD-397 through 399
DD-402 through 420

May 19, 1937

142

Mark XXX mod. 2, 5" mount, working
circle,

do.

Feb. 8, 1937

143

Mark XXX Mod. 1, 5" mount, working
circle,

do.

Feb. 9, 1937

144

Mark XXX, 5" mount, working circle,

do.

Feb. 8, 1937

145

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