World War II
American Destroyers
Gleaves/Livermore class
A Study in Blueprints

by
Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-103 $75.00 (Foreign, $105.00)(11"x17", soft cover book, 175 pages)
Ships of class: USS Gleaves (DD-423), USS Niblack (DD-424), USS Livermore (DD-429), USS Eberle (DD-430), USS Plunkett (DD-431), USS Kearny (DD-432), USS Gwin (DD-433), USS Meredith (DD-434), USS Grayson (DD-435), USS Monssen (DD-436), USS Woolsey (DD-437), USS Ludlow (DD-438), USS Edison (DD 439), USS Ericsson (DD-440), USS Wilkes (DD-441), USS Nicholson (DD-442), USS Swanson (DD-443), USS Ingraham (DD-444), USS Bristol (DD-453), USS Ellyson (DD-454), USS Hambleton (DD-455), USS Rodman (DD-456), USS Emmons (DD-457), USS Macomb (DD-458), USS Forrest (DD-461), USS Fitch (DD-462), USS Corry (DD-463), USS Hobson (DD-464), USS Aaron Ward (DD-483), USS Buchanan (DD-484), USS Duncan (DD-485), USS Lansdowne (DD-486), USS Lardner (DD-487), USS McCalla (DD-488), USS Mervine (DD-489), USS Quick (DD-490), USS Carmick (DD-493), USS Doyle (DD-494), USS Endicott (DD-495), USS McCook (DD-496), USS Frankford (DD-497), USS Davison (DD-618), USS Edwards (DD-619), USS Glennon (DD-620), USS Jeffers (DD-621), USS Maddox (DD-622), USS Nelson (DD-623), USS Baldwin (DD-624), USS Harding (DD-625), USS Satterlee (DD-626), USS Thompson (DD-627), USS Welles (DD-628), USS Cowie (DD-632), USS Knight (DD-633), USS Doran (DD-634), USS Earle (DD-635), USS Butler (DD-636), USS Gherardi (DD-637), USS Herndon (DD-638), USS Shubrick (DD-639), USS Beatty (DD-640), USS Tillman (DD-641), USS Stevenson (DD-645), USS Stockton (DD-646), USS Thorn (DD-647) and USS Turner (DD-648).

Conversions to High Speed Minesweepers: USS Ellyson (DMS-19), USS Hambleton (DMS-20), USS Rodman (DMS-21), USS Emmons (DMS-22), USS Macomb (DMS-23), USS Forrest (DMS-24), USS Fitch (DMS-25), USS Hobson (DMS-26), USS Jeffers (DMS-27), USS Harding (DMS-28), USS Butler (DMS-29), USS Gherardi (DMS-30), USS Mervine (DMS-31), USS Quick (DMS-32), USS Carmick (DMS-33), USS Doyle (DMS-34), USS Endicott (DMS-35), USS McCook (DMS-36), USS Davison (DMS-37), USS Thompson (DMS-38), USS Cowie (DMS-39), USS Knight (DMS-40), USS Doran (DMS-41) and USS Earle (DMS-42).

To Greece: USS Eberle as HNS Niki (D-63) and USS Ludlow as HNS Dosa (D-20).
To Taiwan: USS Plunkett as Nan Yang (DD-17) and USS Rodman as Hsuen Yang.
To Italy: USS Nicholson as Aviere.
To Japan: USS Ellyson as Asakaze and USS Macomb as Hatakaze.
To Turkey: USS Buchanan as Gelibolu, USS Lansdowne as Gaziantep (D-344), USS Lardner as Gremlik (D-347) and USS McCalla as Giresun (D-345).

List of Blueprints

Title

Shipyard & Vessel

Date of
Document

Scale

Page

Booklet of General Plans:
Inboard profile, outboard
profile, main deck,
forecastle deck,
superstructure deck &
bridges, hold, 1st
platform and 2nd
platform,

Bath Iron Works Corp.,
Bath, Maine
as built, April 14, 1939 and
corrected by Navy Yard, New
York as of June 4, 1945
Gleaves (DD-423)

June 4, 1945

1/16"

19-28

Arrangement of radio &
radar antennas
(pole mast),

Boston Naval Shipyard
Boston, Mass.
do.

Jan. 29, 1957

do.

29-30

Docking plan,

Charleston Naval Shipyard
do.

Oct. 13, 1947

do.

31-35

Title

Shipyard & Vessel

Date of
Document

Page

Draft marks, ships= names,
distinguishing figures & boot topping,

Fed. S.B. & D.D. Co.
Kearny, N.J.
Hull Dept.

Design & Engineering
by Gibbs & Cox.
New York City

DD453-456

 

Nov. 3, 1943

36-37

Outboard profile,

do.

Mar. 24, 1942

38-40

Outboard profile,

do.
DD483-486

Oct. 9, 1942

41-43

Hold & 2nd platform, gen. arrg=t.,

do.

Nov. 9, 1942

44-46

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

do.
DD-453-456

Mar. 24, 1942

47-49

Forecastle deck & bridges, gen. arrg=t.,

do.
DD-483-486

Oct. 9, 1942

50-51

Forecastle deck &bridges, gen. arrg=t.,

do.
DD453-456

Mar. 24, 1942

52-60

Sections, fwd., frames 12, 18, 29, 35,
41, 56, 63, 77 & 93,

do.

Nov. 7, 1942

61-63

Midship section,

do.

June 1, 1943

64-65

Sections, aft, frames 110, 122 2, 132,
143, 153, 167, 184 & 189,

do.
DD-483-486

Nov. 7, 1942

66-68

Rail & awning stanchions, arrg=t -
main deck,

do.

Apr. 13, 1942

69-70

Rail & awning stanchions, arrg=t. -
above main deck,

do.

Nov. 18, 1943

71-73

Insulation & deck covering, main
deck & above,

do.
DD439-456

Apr. 14, 1942

74-75

Awnings & weather clothes,

do.
DD483-486

Nov. 12, 1942

76-77

Rubber matting on weather decks,

do.
DD453-456

June 12, 1941

78-79

Arrg=t., of weather deck drains - elev.,
sections & bill of material,

do.

Aug. 21, 1941

80-82

Arrg=t., of weather deck drains - plan
views,

do.

Sept. 3, 1941

83-85

Arrg=t., of chart house, torpedo
tracking station & emergency cabin,

do.
DD483-486

Feb. 26, 1942

86-87

Shaft struts,

do.
DD645-648

Feb. 26, 1943

88-90

Hammock & clothes lines, arrg=t &
details,

do.
DD453-456

May 28, 1940

91

Chain pipe deck fitting & cover,

do.

Jan. 2, 1943

92-93

Arrg=t., of windless & piping,

do.

Sept. 12, 1941

94-96

Miscellaneous anchor handling
details, including chain locker,

do.

Apr. 22, 1941

97-99

Side ladder, arrg=t.,

do.

July 14, 1939

100-101

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

do.

Mar. 24, 1942

102-106

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

do.
DD483-486

Jan. 29, 1942

107-111

Rigging details, sheet #2,

do.

Oct. 13, 1942

112-115

Rigging details, sheet #4

do.

Oct. 9, 1942

116-119

Modification of mast & rigging
details,

do.

Jan. 1, 1940

120-121

Boat handling, davits & details,

do.
DD453-456

June 19, 1940

122-124

Boat handling, arrg=t., forward,

do.

May 13, 1942

125-126

Boat stowage, details, forward,

do.

Sept. 23, 1943

127-129

Ventilation fire rooms, arrg=t.,

do.
DD453-456

Apr. 21, 1941

130-132

Ventilation fire rooms, details,

do.
DD483-486

Sept. 25, 1943

133-135

Ventilation engine rooms, elevation &
sections,

do.

Oct. 9, 1942

136-137

Ventilation engine rooms, plan view,

do.

Sept. 5, 1941

138-140

Torpedo handling crane,

do.

Sept. 23, 1943

141-142

Torpedo handling crane, frames 103-
104, stbd.,

do.
DD453-456

June 3, 1941

143-145

Torpedo handing crane, frame 110,
port,

do.

do.

146-148

Torpedo handling, arrg=t.,

do.
DD483-486

Nov. 22, 1943

149-151

Torpedo handling, arrg=t.,

do.
DD453-456

Apr. 18, 1942

152-154

Reserve torpedo handling, details,

do.

Aug. 19, 1941

155-156

Ammunition handling, arrg=t.,

do.
DD483-486

Nov. 3, 1942

157-158

Ammunition handling, arrg=t.,

do.
DD483-486

Apr. 23, 1942

159-160

Warhead handling, arrg=t., & details,

do.

June 23, 1942

161-162

Stowage of 5" projectiles, hold, frames
40 1/2 - 45,

do.

Sept. 22, 1943

163-165

Ammunition stowage, 5" projectiles,
2nd platform, frames 139 - 147,

do.

May 15, 1942

166-167

Stowage of warheads, 2nd platform,
frames 171 - 175,

do.

do.

168-169

5" ammunition hoists, general arrg=t.,
& locations,

do.

Sept. 23, 1943

170-171

Arrg=t., of officers= quarters, forcastle
& superstructure decks,

do.
DD453-456

Oct. 5, 1942

172-173

Arrg=t., of crews> quarters, 1st
platform, aft,

do.

June 23, 1942

174-175

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