(later cancelled), DD-894 to DD-895 awarded to Consolidated Steel, Orange. October 18, 1968, Cover/Title Page with The Gearing-class destroyer Orleck has made its home in Lake Charles for the past decade but will soon make a 16-hour trip to Port Arthur, Texas, then trek for a week to . // --> . process leading to the Allen M. Sumner (DD-692) class design. (later cancelled), DD-812 awarded to Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine. The Gearing class is a group of 98 destroyers built for the US Navy during and shortly after World War II. Never launched, they were canceled 13 September 1946 and broken up in place. Any service era or vessel configuration - We can build a model of them all - your pick. They were replaced as ASW ships by the Spruance-class destroyers, which were commissioned 1975-83. Newsletters are sent every 6-8 weeks. The hull was lengthened 14 ft (4.3 m) amidships, creating more storage space for fuel, thus giving the ships a longer range than the Sumner s. sending us this rare document. [6], The FRAM I program was an extensive conversion for the Gearing-class destroyers. The K-guns were retained. provides two twin 5"/38 dual-purpose gun mounts forward and a single Because of SPAM, we ask that you copy the below address (later cancelled), DD-813 to DD-814 awarded to Bethlehem Steel, Staten Island. This 30 September 1941 plan, for a 2200-ton (standard displacement) ship, The 5-inch guns were guided by a Mark 37 Gun Fire Control System with a Mark 25 fire control radar linked by a Mark 1A Fire Control Computer stabilized by a Mark 6 8,500 rpm gyro. This 30 September 1941 plan, for a 2180-ton (standard displacement) ship, As the threat from kamikaze aircraft mounted in 1945, and with few remaining Japanese warships to use torpedoes on, most of the class had the aft quintuple 21-inch tube mounts replaced by an additional 40mm quadruple mount (prior to completion on later ships) for 16 total 40mm guns. } The Gearing design was a minor modification of the immediately preceding Allen M. Sumner class. see more Naval books Return to the Allied Warships section United States naval ship classes of World War II, "Chao Yang-class [Gearing] Destroyer - Republic of China [Taiwan] Navy", "Destroyer Photo Index DD-873 / DDR-873 USS HAWKINS", NavSource.org Destroyer Photo Gallery index page, List of destroyers of the United States Navy, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Gearing-class_destroyer&oldid=1137484913, Gearing-class destroyers of the United States Navy, World War II destroyers of the United States, Short description is different from Wikidata, All Wikipedia articles written in American English, Articles with unsourced statements from March 2016, Articles containing Chinese-language text, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License 3.0, 4,500nmi (8,300km; 5,200mi) at 20kn (37km/h; 23mph), Sold to Iran, 13 January 1975, to be broken up for spare parts, Transferred to South Korea in 1978; retired in 2000; became museum ship; scrapped December 2016, Sunk as target off Puerto Rico during ReadEx 1-83 in March 1983, Sold to the Republic of China, 12 October 1972, Ran aground and wrecked while under tow, 22 August 1977, Transferred to Republic of China, 1 June 1977, Transferred to South Korea, 23 February 1977, Transferred to Republic of China, 27 February 1981, Transferred to Greece for spare parts, 2 August 1980, Transferred to South Korea, 30 October 1972, Transferred to Republic of China, 18 April 1973, Transferred to Republic of China, 1 June 1974. Note that there is no mention of reading Playboy while following any of these The Fletchers had a design speed of 38 knots (70km/h; 44mph) and a principal armament of five 5-inch (127mm) guns in single mounts with ten 21-inch (530mm) torpedo tubes in two quintuple centerline mounts. (later cancelled), DD-905 to DD-908 awarded to Boston Navy Yard. MSFPhover = Note that the bridge arrangement has been [7], The FRAM I program was an extensive conversion for the Gearing-class destroyers. Preliminary design plan prepared for the General Board as part of the Silverstone, Paul H. "U.S. 37 ASW homing torpedo. Importantly, it did not include ASROC. development of Scheme "B-II" of 30 September 1941, and was the basis provides two twin 5"/38 dual-purpose gun mounts (one forward and one atop With ASROC continuing to provide a standoff ASW capability, the Gearing FRAM Is were retained in service for several years, with most being decommissioned and transferred to foreign navies 1973-80. Gibbs & Cox - May 27, 1944, Click on the portion of the ship you wish to review and the Upgraded systems included SQS-23 sonar, SPS-10 surface search radar, two triple Mark 32 torpedo tubes, an 8-cell Anti-Submarine Rocket (ASROC) box launcher, and one QH-50C DASH ASW drone helicopter, with its own landing pad and hangar. Nineteen Fletchers were lost during World War II; six more were damaged, evaluated as constructive total losses, and not repaired. [4] The Allen M. Sumner and Gearing classes were Fletcher derivatives. The Gearing design was a minor modification of the Allen M. Sumner class, whereby the hull was lengthened by 14 ft (4.3 m) at amidships, which resulted in more fuel storage space and increased the operating range. How to paint those bow and fantail HULL NUMBERS thanks to Jon Barrett of Navy Yard Associates. 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. Gearing-class destroyer during UNITAS XIX 1978.jpg 1,862 839; 368 KB. DM23 Conversion, 1954 BuShips Proposed Air Our Destroyer models are made-to-order, meaning that we do not stock any pre-made models. The class was designed in 1939, as a result of dissatisfaction with the earlier destroyer leader types of the Porter and Somers classes. if(MSFPhover) { MSFPnav3n=MSFPpreload("_derived/sumner_class.htm_cmp_clearday110_hbtn.gif"); MSFPnav3h=MSFPpreload("_derived/sumner_class.htm_cmp_clearday110_hbtn_a.gif"); } On 11 May 1962, Agerholm tested a live nuclear ASROC in the "Swordfish" test. RFA Olna (A123) refueling USS Forrestal (CV-59) and destroyer 1978.jpg 738 534; 302 KB. FRAM I removed all of the DDR and DDE equipment, and these ships were redesignated as DDs. function MSFPpreload(img) 1940s class of destroyers of the United States Navy, United States naval ship classes of World War II. Many thanks to Ed Zajkowski for Transferred to Republic of China, 13 April 1971, Sold to Republic of China, 1 October 1977, Loaned to Spain, 31 October 1973; Sold, 17 May 1978, Transferred to Taiwan, 24 April 1973, for spare parts, Scuttled as an artificial reef, 14 May 1972, Transferred to Argentina, 15 January 1973, Sold to Greece for spare parts, 8 July 1981, Transferred to South Korea, 27 February 1981, 4 5 in/38 cal guns (in 2 2 Mk 38 DP mounts). Machinery, 60,000 SHP; General Electric Geared Turbines, 2 screws Speed, 36.8 Knots, Range 4500 NM@ 20 Knots, Crew 336. Note that prior to shipping, we take a series of photos of the model and send them to you for final review and approval so you know exactly what your model will look like and allow for any necessary modifications. BuShips - August 20, 1947, This is a large image, note the main armament would have // -->