We now have color profiles for the following Somers (DD-381) Class destroyers as modified 1942-1944.
Specifications for this configuration of the Somers Class were taken from Ships’
Data U.S. Naval Vessels, January 1943. Displacement: 1,850 tons standard, 2,179
tons trial. Dimensions: 381'-6" overall, 372'-0" waterline 36'-10" beam, 16'-6"
max. draft. Speed: 38.6 knots (trial). Armament: four twin 5-in./38 cal. MK 22
gun mounts (see Note 1), six 20mm single MK 10 gun mounts, two quadruple 21-in.
MK XII torpedo tube mounts, and two depth charge release tracks (for 600 lb. charges).
Fire Control: one MK 35 director/surface GFCS/MK 3 radar. Radar: one SC air search set
and one SG surface search set. High Frequency Direction Finding: one HF/DF set for
tactical ASW. Sonar: one QCE set. Complement: 235, 10 officer and 25 enlisted.
- The MK 22 gun mount was a single purpose mount with a maximum elevation of 35 degrees.
- Watch the Navy Yard Associates for later WW II configurations of this class as rebuilt 1944-1945.