Korea, Viet Nam and the Cold War 
American Destroyers
Gearing class Destroyer Escorts
Hunters-Killers of the Sea
A Study in Blueprints

by
Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-121 $75.00 (Foreign, $105.00)(11"x17", soft cover, 180 pages)
Ships of class: USS Epperson (DD-719)(DDE-719), PNS Taimur (DD-166); USS Lloyd Thomas (DD-764)(DDE-764), ROCS Dang Yang (DD-11); USS Keppler (DD-765)(DDE-765), TCG Tinaztepe (D-355); USS New (DD-818)(DDE-818), ROKS Taejon (DD-919); USS Holder (DD-819)(DDE-819), Presidente Elroy Alfaro (D-01); USS Rich (DD-820)(DDE-820); USS Basilone (DD-824)(DDE-824); USS Carpenter (DD-825)(DDK-825)(DDE-825), TCG Anittepe (D-347); USS Robert A. Owens (DD-827)(DDK-827)(DDE-827), TCG Alcitepe (D-346); USS Robert L. Wilson (DD-847)(DDE-847); USS Fred T. Berry (DD-858)(DDE-858); USS Norris (DD-859)(DDE-859), TCG Kocatepe (D-354); USS McCaffery (DD-860)(DDE-860); USS Harwood (DD-861)(DDE-861), TCG Kocatepe (D-354) and USS Damato (DD-871)(DDE-871), PNS Tippu Sultan (D-168).

List of Blueprints

Title

Shipyard & Vessel

Date of
Document

Page

Historical data plate,

Bath Iron Works
Bath, Maine
DDE-719

Mar. 8, 1950

19

Draft marks, ship names,
distinguishing figures & boot
topping,

do.
DD-719

do.

20-21

DDE-719 class, ship identification
profile plan,

do.
DDE-719

do.

22

Outboard profile,

do.
DD-719 & DD-824

Dec. 31, 1948

23-25

do.

do.
DDE-827 & DD-825

Apr. 4, 1952

26-28

Body plan,

Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co.
Kearney, N.J.
DD-719

Apr. 8, 1952

29

Sections, forward, frames 4, 13, 32,
52, 64 & 72,

Bath Iron Works
Bath, Maine
DDE-719

Dec. 11, 1947

30-31

Midship section, frames 106 2 & 117,

do.

Dec. 18, 1948

32

Sections, aft, frames 137 2, 161,
180 & 206,

do.

do.

33-34

Outside plating, stem to frame 72,

do.
DD-719 & DD-824

Dec. 5, 1947

35-36

Outside plating, frame 148 to stern,

do.

Nov. 11, 1947

37-38

Longls., frame 148 to stern,

do.

Jan. 7, 1948

39-40

Main deck plating, stem to frame 72,

do.

Sept. 23,1947

41-43

Main deck plating, frame 72 to 148,

do.

Sept. 27, 1947

44-47

Main deck plating, frame 148 to stern,

do.

1947

48-50

Main deck house sides,
frames 41 2 to 100 2 ,

Bath Iron Works
Bath, Maine
DD-719 & DD-824

Nov. 24, 1947

51-53

Main deck house sides,
frame 110 to 172,

do.

Dec. 18, 1947

54-57

M.s. bhds., in main deck house,
frames 41 2 to 100 2 ,

do.

Sept. 27, 1947

58-59

M.s. bhds, in main deck house,
frames 100 to 172 2 ,

do.

Oct. 14, 1947

60-63

1st level deck house sides, ends,

do.

Oct. 16, 1947

64-65

1st level deck house, frames 150-156,

do.

Dec. 18, 1947

66-67

1st level deck, frame 41 2 to 100 2 ,

do.

Oct. 9, 1947

68-70

1st level deck, frame 100 2 to 172 2 ,

do.

Apr. 22, 1948

71-74

2nd level deck & shields,

do.

July 25, 1947

75-77

2nd level deck house & flase floor &
3rd level deck,

do.

Aug. 27, 1947

78-80

Polemast assembly,

do.

Mar. 2, 1950

81-82

Polemast details, sheet 1,

do.

do.

83-87

Polemast details, sheet 3,

do.

Feb. 24, 1950

88-89

Polemast details, sheet 4,

do.

do.

90-91

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

do.

Mar. 8, 1950

92-94

Rail stanchions, arrg=t.,
above main deck,

do.

Mar. 10, 1950

95-104

Deck covering, arrg=t.,

do.

Feb. 13, 1950

105-106

Modifications to plating
for QDA sonar,

do.
DDE-719

Feb. 8, 1950

107-108

Wood gratings on 2nd deck,

do.
DD-719

Mar. 2, 1950

109-110

Captains chair on open bridge,

Bath Iron Works
Bath, Maine
DD-719

Mar. 10, 1950

111-112

Towing gear, arrg=t.,

do.

Mar. 8, 1950

113-114

do.

do.
DDE-719

do.

115-116

Bathyhermdgraph instillation,

do.
DD-719 & DD-824

Mar. 3, 1950

117-118

Boat boom, arrg=t.,

do.

Feb. 24, 1950

119-120

Jack & stub staffs,

do.

do.

121-124

Accommodation ladder, arrg=t.,

do.

Mar. 2, 1950

125-126

Vertical ladders above main deck,

do.

do.

127-129

Inclined ladders, arrg=t.,

do.

Mar. 2, 1950

130-133

Abandon ship ladders,

do.

Feb. 13, 1950

134-135

Life buoy stowage,

do.

Apr. 13, 1950

136-137

16" dia., airports in pilot house,

do.

feb. 13, 1950

138-139

Arrg=t., or mooring lines,

do.

Feb. 8, 1950

140-142

Anchor handling arrg=t.,

do.
|DDE-824

Mar. 8, 1950

143-144

Anchor handling, details,

do.

Feb. 8, 1950

145-147

Chain locker & chain pipes,

do.

do.

148-150

Deck edge bolster,

do.
DDE-824

do.

151-154

Elwood method-fueling at sea, inst., of
pad eyes & reinforcement of
structure,

do.
DD-719 & DD-824

Dec. 17, 1947

155-156

Bulwark,

do.

Jan. 7, 1948

157-159

Machinery numbering plan,

do,

Mar. 3, 1950

160-161

Steering room gear, general arrg=t.,

do.

May 8, 1950

162-164

Foundations for depth charge tracks,

Bath Iron Works
Bath, Maine
DD-719 & DD-824

Oct. 15, 1947

165-166

12.75" rocket ready service,
magazine enclosure & foundations,

do.
DDE-719 & DDE-824

feb. 2, 1950

167-168

Foundation for 3"/50cal. guns,

do.

Feb. 8, 1950

169-171

Foundations for gun director MK-56
mods. 3 #32 & gun director pedistal
MK-1 #31 for gun fire control
system MK-63 mod 11,

do.
DD-719 & DD-824

Feb. 8, 1950

172-173

Rocket launcher & 20/mm gun shields
fwd., shields for MK-15 projectors &
shield for 3"/50cal mount no. 32,

do.
DDE-719 & DDE-824

Feb. 6, 1950

174-176

Arrg=t., of officers qtrs.,
main deck fwd., 1st & 2nd levels,

do.

Mar. 14, 1950

177-178

Arrg=t., of crews messing & stowage of
mess benches, 1st platform,
frames 48-72,

do.

Mar. 10, 1950

179-180

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