U.S.S. Allen M. Sumner DD-692
Shipyard Plans

Cutaway view by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett at Navy Yard Associates.

INDEX
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1943 Outboard Profile Docking Plan
1944 Deck Supports & Compartment & Access - Inboard Profile Forward Crew's Head
1945 DD-692 Class Aluminum Tripod Mast Hull Numbers
1947 BuShips DD-692 Class Electrical Running, Signal & Anchor Lights Installed Fans and Heaters
1947 DD-692 Class Long Hull - Hunter Killer (Proposed) Loading Plan for Spare Parts
1950 BuShips Variable Depth Sonar Installation Location of Main Machinery Forward
1951 BuShips DD-692 Class DM23 Conversion Mess Deck Table
1951 BuShips DD-692 Class Ship Stabilizer Installation Mooring Lines
1951 BuShips Grebe Missile System (XSUM-N-2) Installation Notes for BT's, the Oil King and other engineers
1954 BuShips Proposed Air Defense Station Notes for the Fire Extinguishing Systems
1959's FRAM II Superstructure Modification Plans Pipe/Spring Hangers
1960's FRAM II Deck, Cross Section & Starboard View Plans Portable Submersible Pumps
1968 Charleston Naval Shipyard Overhaul Plans Preliminary Designs
20mm Guns Remote Valve Operators
Anchor Bar Rudders
Anchor Handling Arrangement Rudders (Modified)
Auxiliary Steam System Ship's Bell
Bridge Urinal Ship's Whistle and Siren Pulls
Chain Hooks Smoke Pipes
Chiffonier
Command Announcing Circuit 21MC
Towing


The Preliminary Designs
Bureau of Ships' "Spring Styles" Book # 3 (1939-1944)
Termed "Spring Styles" by the Preliminary Design staff (after ladies' fashion catalogs), these drawings were an important part of the development of the design of the Allen M. Sumner class. The "Spring Styles" plans usually represent only some of the options presented to the General Board, with the others existing only in tabular form. They also do not often represent final designs, which were developed in detail following approval of basic characteristics and were frequently changed in the process.


Scheme "B"
Preliminary design plan prepared for the General Board as part of the process leading to the Allen M. Sumner (DD-692) class design.
This 30 September 1941 plan, for a 2150-ton (standard displacement) ship, provides a slightly updated Fletcher (DD-445) class destroyer, retaining its five single 5"/38 gun mounts (although two are semi-open mounts) and ten torpedo tubes. Among notable changes are a modified bridge arrangement and two twin 40mm anti-aircraft gun mounts (in place of the single quad 1.1" weapon of the original Fletchers). Naval Historical Center Photo #: S-511-51-G.


Scheme "B-I"
Preliminary design plan prepared for the General Board as part of the process leading to the Allen M. Sumner (DD-692) class design.
This 30 September 1941 plan, for a 2135-ton (standard displacement) ship, provides a slightly updated Fletcher (DD-445) class destroyer, retaining its five single 5"/38 gun mounts (two of which are semi-open mounts) but eliminating one bank of five torpedo tubes to achieve a less crowding amidships. Other notable changes are a modified bridge arrangement and two twin 40mm anti-aircraft gun mounts (in place of the single quad 1.1" weapon of the original Fletchers). Naval Historical Center Photo #: S-511-51-F.


Scheme "B-II"
Preliminary design plan prepared for the General Board as part of the process leading to the Allen M. Sumner (DD-692) class design.
This 30 September 1941 plan, for a 2200-ton (standard displacement) ship, introduces the twin 5"/38 dual-purpose gun mount as a destroyer weapon. Three of these are provided, as well as two twin 40mm anti-aircraft guns and a single bank of five torpedo tubes, giving a less crowded arrangement amidships. Further developed as Scheme "B-VII" of 10 March 1942, this became the basic DD-692 design. Naval Historical Center Photo #: S-511-51-E.


Scheme "B-III"
Preliminary design plan prepared for the General Board as part of the process leading to the Allen M. Sumner (DD-692) class design.
This 30 September 1941 plan, for a 2180-ton (standard displacement) ship, provides two twin 5"/38 dual-purpose gun mounts (one forward and one atop the after deck house), four twin 40mm anti-aircraft guns, and two triple torpedo tube mountings. Naval Historical Center Photo #: S-511-51-D.


Scheme "B-IV"
Preliminary design plan prepared for the General Board as part of the process leading to the Allen M. Sumner (DD-692) class design.
This 30 September 1941 plan, for a 2195-ton (standard displacement) ship, provides two twin 5"/38 dual-purpose gun mounts forward, four twin 40mm anti-aircraft guns on the corners of a large after deckhouse, and two triple torpedo tube mountings. Naval Historical Center Photo #: S-511-51-C.


Scheme "B-V"
Preliminary design plan prepared for the General Board as part of the process leading to the Allen M. Sumner (DD-692) class design.
This 30 September 1941 plan, for a 2215-ton (standard displacement) ship, provides two twin 5"/38 dual-purpose gun mounts forward and a single 5"/38 dual-purpose gun mount aft, four twin 40mm anti-aircraft guns on the after deckhouse, and two triple torpedo tube mountings. Naval Historical Center Photo #: S-511-51-B.


Scheme "B-VII"
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. Naval Historical Center Photo #: S-511-51.


1943 Outboard Profile
Gibbs & Cox - July 7, 1943

This plan was completed the day the Keel was laid for the Sumner at Federal Shipbuilding.  Many thanks to Ed Zajkowski for sending us this rare document.


1944 Deck Supports & Compartment & Access - Inboard Profile
Gibbs & Cox - May 27, 1944


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1945 DD-692 Class Aluminum Tripod Mast
BuShips - August 3, 1945


1947 DD-692 Class Long Hull - Hunter Killer (Proposed)
BuShips - August 20, 1947


This is a large image, note the main armament would have been 3"/70s and MK108 Rocket Launchers.
To see more of this set of plans go to the Historic Naval Ships website


Plan for the loading calculations of an at sea transfer between
the Hunter Killer and an AE

These four plans give you an idea of the number of times that the plans were drawn and redrawn before
becoming the "official" Plan.  These represent the schemes for the C.O. Plotting Room and Pilot House.


Plans for installation of a lightweight anchor

Plans for the Gunnery Control Station Plans for handling of the Wapon 'A'

1947 BuShips DD-692 Class Electrical Running, Signal & Anchor Lights
BuShips - November 17, 1947


1950 BuShips Variable Depth Sonar Installation
BuShips - December 12, 1950


1951 BuShips Grebe Missile System (XSUM-N-2) Installation
BuShips - March 10, 1951

The Grebe was part of the Kingfisher family of guided anti-ship/anti-submarine weapons, which was developed under the prime contract of the National Bureau of Standards (NBS). Originally projected as Kingfisher E in 1946, it was subcontracted to Goodyear, and redesignated in September 1947 as SUM-2 (SUM-N-2 from early 1948) Grebe. Grebe was the only ship-launched missile in the Kingfisher family, the others (including the AUM-N-2 Petrel (Kingfisher C), AUM-N-4 Diver (Kingfisher D) and AUM-N-6 Puffin (Kingfisher F)) all being air-launched. The Kingfisher E specification in 1946 called for a subsonic rocket-boosted heavy MK 35 torpedo, which was to be launched from surface ships. By 1948, the payload had been changed to a lighter MK 41 torpedo, and a long-range version with a pulsejet sustainer propulsion was also planned. The SUM-N-2 was launched in the direction of a sonar-detected target, and after a preset distance, it began its terminal dive to release its homing torpedo. Grebe was mainly intended for use against deep-diving submarines. Twenty XSUM-N-2 prototypes were built, and flight-tested around 1950. Grebe never became operational, reportedly because none of the then existing sonars could match the missile's range. However, the date of termination of the SUM-N-2 program is unclear.


1951 BuShips DD-692 Class Ship Stabilizer Installation
BuShips - March 30, 1951


1951 BuShips DD-692 Class DM23 Conversion
BuShips - September 4, 1951


1954 BuShips Proposed Air Defense Station
BuShips - August 6, 1954


1959's FRAM II Superstructure Modification Plans
BuShips - April 29, 1959


1960's FRAM II Deck, Cross Section & Starboard View Plans
Paulson Engineering Service, Charleston - November 24, 1961

Bridge Level

  
Superstructure Level

  
Main Deck Level

  
First Platform Level

  
Second Platform Level
  
Third Platform Level
  
Hull Platform
  
Cross Section Views
  
Starboard Profile Sketch

A Sincere Thank You to Chuck Morrell who let us borrow the FRAM II plans for scanning


1968 Charleston Naval Shipyard Overhaul Plans
Booklet of General Plans
October 18, 1968

Cover/Title Page with Dimensions & Data
(Resolution 3727x1779 File Size 1.9 MB)
  

Outboard and Cross Section Profiles
(Resolution 3727x1779 File Size 1.6 MB)
  

Bridges & Inboard Profile
(Resolution 3663x1671 File Size 1.7 MB)

  

Superstructure, Main Deck and First Platform
(Resolution 3679x1751 File Size 1.1 MB)

Second, Third and Hold Platforms
(Resolution 3719x1759 File Size 1.1 MB)

Many thanks to Ed Raney of the USS Willard Keith (DD-775) who supplied us with this set of plans from the 1968 Charleston Navy Yard overhaul. This set of the 1968 blueprints is available for purchase in full size (Resolution 19800x9175) on CD from the Ship's Store.


Odd's & End's Shipyard Plans
The shipyards created plans for everything that went aboard and special operations,
these plans, thanks to Ed Zajkowski, display examples of this detail work.

Plans for the ANCHOR BAR which was stored in the Bos'ns Locker.



Plans for the CHAIN HOOKS in the Bos'ns Locker at Frame 8


  Plans for alterations to the SMOKEPIPES during FRAM from 1959


Plans for how to set up for TOWING

Plans for some of the PORTABLE SUBMERSIBLE PUMPS



Plans for the PIPE/SPRING HANGERS used in the Fire Rooms


   Plans for the 20MM GUNS, location and supporting equipment


Plan NOTES for BT's, the Oil King and other engineers
Note that there is no mention of reading Playboy while following any of these procedures!



Plan NOTES for the Fire Extinguishing Systems



From Officer's Country - Plans for their CHIFFONIER 36" WITH LOCKER STEEL 1942


  Plans for the REMOTE VALVE OPERATORS
 

Plans and notes for the AUXILIARY STEAM SYSTEM

Plans for the SHIP'S WHISTLE and SIREN PULLS

 
Listings of installed FANS and HEATERS


Plans for the FORWARD CREW'S HEAD


   NOTES for the CAPTAIN'S COMMAND ANNOUNCING CIRCUIT 21MC


  
Plans for the location of Main Machinery Forward
Main machinery on the lower level of the Forward Engine Room, lower level Starboard Shaft Alley Forward Diesel Pump row in the Forward Fire Room, lower level


  
Shipyard LOADING PLAN for stowage of Spare Parts
This one is for the USS Henley but would be very close to the Sumner's

Plan for the RUDDERS
Dated 11-20-1947


Modified Plans for the RUDDERS
With updates through 20 Sept 51



  

Plans and parts list for a Mess Deck table.


Anchor Handling Arrangement


Docking Plan
Gibbs & Cox - September 11, 1943


  

These two plan pages show the amount of detail and planning that went into the construction of a destroyer.
Each block is displayed, showing where it went and it's exact dimensions!


Mooring Lines
Gibbs & Cox - May 5, 1944



The Ship's Bell
Gibbs & Cox - May 14, 1943


How to paint those bow and fantail HULL NUMBERS thanks to Jon Barrett of Navy Yard Associates.


And of course, plans for the BRIDGE URINAL which was gold plated!


Ed Zajkowski has many plans from 1944 and 1945 along with corresponding photos
of the interior of Sumner Class Destroyers on NavSource at page
http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/interior.htm.
It is a big page but well worth the visit.