World War II
American Destroyer Escorts
John C. Butler Class (WGT)
A Study in Blueprints

By Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-016 $75.00 (Foreign; $105.00)(11" X 17" soft cover book book of engineering drawings, 189 pages)
Ships of class: USS John C. Butler (DE-339), USS O'Flaherty (DE-340), USS Raymond (DE-341), USS Richard W. Suesens (DE-342), USS Abercrombie (DE-343), USS Oberrender (DE-344), USS Robert Brazier (DE-345), USS Edwin A. Howard (DE-346), USS Jesse Rutherford (DE-347), USS Key (DE-348), USS Gentry (DE-349), USS Traw (DE-350), USS Maurice J. Manuel (DE-351), USS Naifeh (DE-352), USS Doyle C. Barnes (DE-353), USS Kenneth M. Willett (DE-354), USS Jaccard (DE-355), USS Lloyd E. Acree (DE-356), USS George E. Davis (DE-357), USS Mack DE-358), USS Woodson (DE-359), USS Johnnie Hutchins (DE-360),USS Walton (DE-361), USS Rolf (DE-362), USS Pratt (DE-363), USS Rombach (DE-364), USS McGinty (DE-365), USS Alvin C. Cockrell (DE-366), USS French (DE-367), USS Cecil J. Doyle (DE-368), USS Thaddeus Parker (DE-369), USS John L. Williamson (DE-370), USS Presley (DE-371), USS Williams (DE-372), USS Richard S. Bull (DE-402), USS Richard M. Rowell (DE-403), USS Eversole (DE-404), USS Dennis (DE-405), USS Edmonds (DE-406), USS Shelton (DE-407), USS Straus (DE-408), USS La Prade (DE-409), USS Jack Miller (DE-410), USS Stafford (DE-411), USS Walter C. Wann (DE-412), USS Sammuel B. Roberts (DE-413), USS Le Ray Wilson (DE-414), USS Lawrence C. Taylor (DE-415), USS Melvin R. Nawman (DE-416), USS Oliver Mitchell (DE-417), USS Tabberer (DE-418), USS Robert F. Keller (DE-419), USS Leland E. Thomas (DE-420), USS Chester T. O'Brien (DE-421), USS Douglas A. Munro (DE-422), USS Dufilho (DE-423), USS Haas (DE-424), USS Corbesier (DE-438), USS Conklin (DE-439), USS McCoy Reynolds (DE-440), USS William Seiverling (DE-441), USS Ulvert M. Moore (DE-442), USS Kendal C. Campbell (DE-443), USS Goss (DE-444), USS Grady (DE-445), USS Charles E. Brannon (DE-446), USS Albert T. Harris (DE-447), USS Cross (DE-448), USS Hanna (DE-449), USS Joseph E. Connolly (DE-450), USS Gilligan (ex-Donaldson) (DE-508), USS Formoe (DE-509), USS Heyliger (DE-510), USS Edward H. Allen (DE-531), USS Tweedy (DE-532)(DEAS-532), USS Howard F. Clark (DE-533), USS Silverstein (DE-534), USS Lewis (DE-535)(DEAS-535), USS Bivin (DE-536), USS Rizzi (DE-537), USS Osberg (DE-538), USS Wagner (DE-539)(DER-539) and USS Vandivier (DE-540)(DER-540).

List of Blueprints

Title

Shipyard &
Design Agent

Date of Approval

Page

Hold, 2nd & 1st Platforms, General Arrangement.

Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co.,
Port Newark, NJ

Gibs & Cox, Inc. Design Agents,
New York City

October 6, 1943

22-24

Main, Super'st Decks & Bridges, General Arrangement.

do.

October 7, 1943

25-27

Outboard Profile.

do.

September 1, 1943

28-30

Body.

do.

April 30, 1943

31

Sheer, 1/2 Breath & Body.

do.

June 30, 1943

32-34

Docking Plan,

do.

June 12, 1943

38-39

X-tions, For'd, frames 4, 12, 23, 41 & 55.

do.

August 23, 1943

38-39

X-tions, Aft, frames 123, 141 & 163.

do.

August 15, 1943

40-41

Bulwark & Breakwater.

do.

February 18, 1943

42-43

Trans. Framing, frame 7 - 22.

do.

March 18, 1943

44-45

Trans. Framing, frame, 24 - 42.

do.

April 19, 1943

46-47

Trans. Framing, frame, 44 - 58.

do.

February 16, 1943

48-49

Trans. Framing, frame, 60 - 112.

do.

do.

50-51

Trans. Framing, frame, 114 - 124.

do.

February 12, 1943

52-53

Trans. Framing, frame, 126 - 138.

do.

March 16, 1943

54-55

Transverses, 63, 67, 75, 79, 82, 90 & 94.

do.

February 22, 1943

56-58

Transverses, 102, 106, 109 & 129, Webs 117 & 121.

do.

February 24, 1943

59-60

Transverses, 135, 147, 156, Webs 133, 143, 149, 164 & 168.

do.

April 2, 1943

61-62

Transverses, 31 & 39. Webs 8, 11, 27, 43, 51 & 55.

do.

February 24, 1943

63-64

Transverse Framing, frames 161 to Stern.

do.

April 3, 1943

65-67

Bow Framing, Stem to fr. 5 & Ram Stem.

do.

May 11, 1943

68-70

Main Deck Plating, Stem to fr. 59.

do.

March 27, 1943

71-73

Main Deck Plating, fr. 59 - 113.

do.

April 3, 1943

74-76

Main Deck Plating, 113 - Stern.

do.

April 30, 1943

77-79

Main Deck House, frame 39 to 71, Sides & Top.

do.

June 10, 1943

80-82

Main Deck House, frame 71 to 98, Sides & Top.

do.

June 23, 1943

83-86

Main Deck House, frame 98 to 128, Sides & Top.

do.

June 13, 1943

87-90

Bulkheads in Main Deck House, fr. 39 - 71.

do.

June 8, 1943

91-93

Super'st Deck, House & Open Bridge.

do.

June 30, 1943

94-96

Pilot House Sides, Top & Bulkheads.

do.

July 1, 1943

97-98

MS Shields on Super'st Deck.

do.

June 14, 1943

99-101

Foundation for MK. 52 Gun Director & House for MK. 26 Radar Cont. Sta.

do.

September 6, 1944

102-104

Shaft Struts.

do.

April 20, 1943

105-107

Midship type Section.

do.

September 2, 1943

108

Foundation for Underwater Sound Directing Gear.

do.

November 18, 1943

109-110

Foundation for Depth Charge Release Tracks, Bridge Control, Smoke Screen Gen. & Depth Charge Projectors.

do.

March 10, 1943

111-112

Raised Platforms & Foundations for 20mm Guns, No. 5 & 6.

do.

October 1, 1943

113-114

Foundation for Smoke Gen. & Equip. at Stern Main Deck & 1st Platform.

do.

June 24, 1943

115-117

Arrangement of Mooring Lines.

do.

March 3, 1943

118-119

Hawse Pipes.

do.

August 18, 1943

120-123

Anchor Handling, Misc. Details.

do.

June 10, 1943

124-126

Rail Stanchions, General Arrg't.

do.

do.

127-129

Rail Stanchions, Types.

do.

do.

130-131

Misc. Davits & Sockets.

do.

April 2, 1943

132-133

Deck Covering, Arrg't & Details.

do.

April 27, 1943

134-135

Deck Supports & Compartment Access Main, Super'st Deck & Bridge.

do.

March 12, 1943

136-138

Deck Supports & Compartment & Access, Inboard Profile.

do.

March 22, 1943

139-141

Vertical Ladders above Main Deck.

do.

May 14, 1943

142-143

Inclined Ladders, Arrg't & Details.

do.

April 24, 1943

144-146

Wood Gratings & Guard Rails on Open Bridge.

do.

November 24, 1943

147-148

Pole Mast Assembly.

do.

June 29, 1943

149-150

Pole Mast, Details.

do.

June 6, 1943

151-154

Stress Diagram for Pole Mast & Rigging.

do.

June 10, 1943

155-156

'SU' Radar, Trans-Rec, Service Platforms, Arrg't & Details.

do.

May 30, 1944

157-158

Pole Mast Assembly.

do.

October 4, 1944

159-160

Rigging Arrangement.

do.

do.

161-164

Pilot House & Open Bridge & Super'st Deck House, Arrangement.

do.

April 20, 1943

165-167

Pilot House & Open Bridge & Arrg't of Super'st Deck House for C-I-C.

do.

March 25, 1944

168-169

Rearrangement of Open Bridge for MK. 52 Gun Director.

do.

April 6, 1944

170

Anchor Handling Arrangement.

do.

May 11, 1942

171-172

Crew's Q'ters, Arrg't, 1st Platform, Aft.

do.

February 7, 1943

173-175

Crew's Quarters, Arrangement 1st Platform, Forward.

do.

March 24, 1943

176-178

Officer's Q'ters, Main Deck, frs. 39-53, 1st Platform, frs. 39-47 & frs. 153-161.

do.

March 10, 1943

179-181

Crew's Q'ters, Arrg't, 1st Platform, Aft

do.

January 17, 1944

182-184

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