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UNITED STATES NAVY DEPARTMENT
BUREAU OF CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIR / BUREAU OF SHIPS
“SPRING STYLES,” 1939-1944

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Photo #: S-511-40

"Scheme "A-I" - Destroyer Study"


Preliminary design plan prepared for the General Board during consideration of updated versions of the Benson (DD-421) and Gleaves (DD-423) classes for further production during World War II.
This plan, dated July 1941, provides a pair of twin 40mm anti-aircraft guns in an arrangement intended to reduce crowding, with somewhat increased space between the after 5"/38 gun mounts. Searchlights are also located separately, one on each smokestack. Only one bank of five 21-inch torpedo tubes is fitted, but a pair of single 20mm guns is installed to provide close-in anti-aircraft fire forward. Standard displacement of the ship is 1795 tons, an increase of some 175 tons over the original DD-421 class.
Scale of the original drawings is 1/16" = 1'.

The original plan is in the 1939-1944 "Spring Styles Book" held by the Naval Historical Center.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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Image posted 11 March 2005