Photo #: S-511-51
"Scheme "B-VII" - Destroyer Study (DD 692)"
Preliminary design plan prepared for the General Board near the end of the process leading to the Allen M. Sumner (DD-692) class design.
This 10 March 1942 plan, for a 2270-ton (standard displacement) ship, is a development of Scheme "B-II" of 30 September 1941, and was the basis for the DD-692 class design. It provides three twin 5"/38 dual-purpose gun mounts (two forward, one aft), two twin 40mm anti-aircraft gun mounts, and ten torpedo tubes in two banks of five.
Note that the bridge arrangement has been altered from the earlier schemes in the Scheme "B"series.
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 15 March 2005