USS Evarts

Shown here is an undated wartime pic probably of USS Evarts (DE-5), or another early ship (such as Wyffels or Griswold). The hull number has been censored in this official photo. Note 20 mm Oerlikons in Nos. 1 and 2 and 4 and 5 positions. No twin 40 mm Bofors or quad 1.1" guns are fitted aft, though the director appears to have been installed. The life-raft stowed on the forward bridge structure in later ships is also missiing and there is no radar aerial at the masthead. The clips to hold the cork life-nets are in place on the forward screen but not the nets themselves. The lower boom, for securing boats, is rigged forward of port screen witha boatrope led aft. This well lit view shows the typical 'rippling' of the hull sides between the frame stations, characteristic of welded ships. Other details to note are the propeller guards aft and the mesh type guardrails. Life-rafts are stowed inside the port screen. Vessel is painted overall Haze Gray (USN).

USS Evarts
Bigbird, Jan 22, 2009
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