Photo #: S-511-39
"Scheme "A" - 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, while retaining two banks of five 21-inch torpedo tubes. Standard displacement of the ship is 1810 tons, an increase of some 190 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