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"SPRING STYLES," 1911-1925

Photo # S-584-144: Untitled and Undated Preliminary Design Drawing of a Destroyer Leader, January 1918

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Bureau of Ships' "Spring Styles" Book # 1 (1911-1925) -- (Naval Historical Center Lot # S-584) --
Destroyer Preliminary Design Drawings

Fourteen of the 211 design drawings in the 1911-1925 "Spring Styles" Book treat destroyers. These drawings include ten plans showing large destroyers and destroyer leaders, none of which led to designs selected for construction, and four plans illustrating smaller, more conventional designs that resulted in designs that were selected for construction. Two of the destroyer plans represent designs considered in developing the famous "Flush-Deck" type ships of the Wickes (Destroyer # 75) and the similar Clemson (Destroyer # 186) classes built in very large numbers under World War I building programs, many of these vessels serving through World War II.

This page features those 1911-1925 Bureau of Ships "Spring Styles" plans that concern destroyers.

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The Destroyer drawings included in this album are:

--One proposed design for a large destroyer, 1912, not selected for construction:

--One proposed design for the O'Brien class:

--One proposed design for the Sampson class:

--Two proposed designs for the Wilkes class:

--Nine drawings for proposed large destroyer leaders, 1917-1918, none of which were constructed:

For general information on this album, see:

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