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CONFIGURATION B: Destroyer Click here for More Info
Shown in an early DDR configuration. Some Gearing-class ships were converted to radar picket ships from 1944 until they were upgraded to a DDR II configuration in 1952. From 1944 until mid-1946 they were painted a two-tone navy blue/haze gray with small hull numbers and all haze gray with large hull numbers thereafter.

CONFIGURATION E: Destroyer Click here for More Info
This color profile is for the eleven GEARING-class destroyers converted to (DDE Escort Destroyer) configuration in 1949 and 1950. Note: Other Gearings such as U.S.S. Epperson (DDE-719) and U.S.S. Basilone (DDE-824) were completed to a different design. This profile does not apply to those ships.

CONFIGURATION F: Destroyer Click here for More Info
In the 1944 through 1946 configuration with 3 twin 5-inch guns,3 quadruple 40mm mounts, 2 twin 40mm mounts, 10 20mm mounts and one quintuple 21-inch torpedo tube mount. They are in the Wartime Measure 22-Graded System (two-tone navy blue and haze gray) camouflage. They have the small, wartime hull numbers.

CONFIGURATION G: Destroyer Click here for More Info
FRAM I, Group B, Short Mast: We now have prints of 17 GEARING-class FRAM I destroyers in this configuration. Two twin 5-inch 38 gun mounts (one forward and one aft), a short tripod foremast with either SPS-29, SPS-37, or SPS-40 air search radar, one ASROC launcher, 2 triple Mark 32 torpedo tubes and a DASH hangar with electronics mast aft. This configuration is applicable only for the ships listed from 1961 until they were decommissioned. These ships were part of Group B, which had one 5-inch mount forward and one aft. Group A (8 ships) had two 5-inch mounts forward and none aft. Other Group B conversions received a different, somewhat taller, tripod mast. A total of 78 Gearing-class destroyers received the FRAM I conversion. These prints only cover the 17 listed.

CONFIGURATION H: Destroyer Click here for More Info
FRAM I, Group B, Tall Mast.

CONFIGURATION I: Destroyer Click here for More Info
1944 through 1946 configuration with 3-twin 5-inch guns, 3 quadruple 40mm, 2 twin 40mm, ten 20mm mounts and one quintuple 21-inch torpedo tube mount. They are in wartime Measure 13-Ocean Gray System (solid Ocean gray) camouflage. They have the small, wartime hull numbers. The color scheme was determined to be correct for these ships by careful photographic research on each ship.

CONFIGURATION W: Destroyer Click here for More Info
As they appeared after the 3-inch/.50 cal. Armament conversion program of the early 1950's which was carried out on all but a few of these vessels. This program replaced the twin 40-mm gun mounts with a single 3-inch gun mount and the quadruple 40-mm with a twin 3-inch gun mount. These prints are for the DD version only and DO NOT cover the ships converted to DDR, DDE, and other special types. For this release, their armament consists of 3 twin 5-inch gun mounts, 2 single 3-inch gun mounts, 2 twin 3-inch gun mounts and one quintuple 21-inch torpedo tube mount. This configuration is for the offset version with the forward 3-inch gun mount offset to port and the aft 3-inch gun on the centerline with the MK 56 director between them on the aft end of the superstructure. (OFFSET LONG HULL)

CONFIGURATION X: Destroyer Click here for More Info
As they appeared after the 3-inch/.50 cal. Armament conversion program of the early 1950's which was carried out on all but a few of these vessels. This program replaced the twin 40-mm gun mounts with a single 3-inch gun mount and the quadruple 40-mm with a twin 3-inch gun mount. These prints are for the DD version only and DO NOT cover the ships converted to DDR, DDE, and other special types. For this release, their armament consists of 3 twin 5-inch gun mounts, 2 single 3-inch gun mounts, 2 twin 3-inch gun mounts and one quintuple 21-inch torpedo tube mount. This configuration is for the inline version with both twin 3-inch gun mounts on the aft end of the superstructure deck on the centerline and aft of the MK 56 Director. (INLINE LONG HULL)

CONFIGURATION AA: Destroyer Click here for More Info
FRAM I, Group A destroyers in this configuration with: two, twin 5"/38 gun mounts both forward; one ASROC launcher; two, triple MK 32 torpedo tubes; a short tripod foremast with SPS-29/37 air search radar and SPS-19 surface search radar; and a DASH hangar with electronics mast aft. This configuration is applicable only to the ships listed below from 1960 until they were decommissioned.

CONFIGURATION JJ-1: Destroyer Click here for More Info
Configuration JJ-1 Gearing-Class radar picket destroyers as outfitted during the 1950s. These include the original twenty-four WW II conversions and the twelve new conversions of the 1950s. There were two basic configurations for the 1950s DDR reconstruction programs. The original early 1950s configuration with three twin 5-in. gun mounts, three twin 3-in. gun mounts, tripod foremast with SPS-6 and SPS-10 radars, SPS-8 radar on an after deckhouse, and QHB sonar. The upgraded mid to late 1950s configuration with three twin 5-in. gun mounts, three twin 3-in. gun mounts, tripod foremast with SPS-6 and SPS-10 radars, SPS-8 radar on an after deckhouse, the addition of Tactical Air Navigation System (TACAN) on the after stack, and SQS-4 sonar.

CONFIGURATION MM: Click here for More Info
Gearing-Class DDR (1960s Conversions) We now have full color profiles for the thirty-six Gearing-class radar picket destroyers as outfitted during the 1950s. These include the original twenty-four WW II conversions and the twelve new conversions of the 1950s. There were two basic configurations for the 1950s DDR reconstruction programs. The original early 1950s configuration with three twin 5-in. gun mounts, three twin 3-in. gun mounts, tripod foremast with SPS-6 and SPS-10 radars, SPS-8 radar on an after deckhouse, and QHB sonar. The upgraded mid to late 1950s configuration with three twin 5-in. gun mounts, three twin 3-in. gun mounts, tripod foremast with SPS-6 and SPS-10 radars, SPS-8 radar on an after deckhouse, the addition of Tactical Air Navigation System (TACAN) on the after stack, and SQS-4 sonar. NOTE: the profile shown is for the original early 1950s configuration and the upgraded mid to late 1950s. Please specify the configuration you want.

CONFIGURATION NN: Click here for More Info
Gearing-Class FRAM II ex-DDR
Four Gearing-class ex-DDRs converted during the FRAM II modernization program of the 1960s.
The ex-DDR configuration is represented by the Chevalier (DD-805 with three twin 5-in. gun mounts, two triple MK 32 torpedo tube mounts, two single MK 24torpedo tube mounts, two MK 10/11 hedgehog mounts, tripod foremast with SPS-40 air search and SPS-10 surface search/navigational radars, ECM electronics mainmast, and SQS-4 sonar.

CONFIGURATION OO: Click here for More Info
Gearing-Class FRAM II ex-DDE
Six Gearing-class ex-DDEs covered during the FRAM II modernization program of the 1960s.
The ex-DDE configuration is represented by the Fred T. Berry(DD-858) with two twin 5-in. gun mounts, two triple MK 32 torpedo tube mounts, two single MK 25 torpedo tube mounts, one trainable MK 15 hedgehog mounts, tripod foremast with SPS-6 air search and SPS-10 surface search/navigational radars, ECM electronics mainmast, and SQS-4 sonar.


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