The main deck starts at the bow jackstaff and the forecastle.
Following the anchor gear is the #1 3"/50 caliber gun.
Behind the #1 gun is the MK10 hedgehog projector followed by the enclosed deckhouse.
At the forward end of the deckhouse is the hedgehog storage (port) and crew shelter with access hatch below decks (starboard).
An interior passage with access hatches to the mess deck and ladder up to the superstructure then continues past the galley, muffler room, 20mm ammunition preparation room, into the general workshop. Various access hatches to the engine rooms and storage lockers both inside and out are throughout the area.
The passage way aft of the workshop is the quarterdeck from which announcements were made.
Continuing aft is the engineer's office, crew's head, aft damage control locker, emergency radio room, 40mm ammunition preparation room, interior hatches and stairs to the aft crew berths on the lower platform 1 level, ending the enclosed deckhouse.
Beyond the deckhouse is the foundation for the number three gun with eight K-guns or depth charge throwers, four on each side.
Destroyer escorts of this class also had two smoke generators between the depth charge racks. These have been removed on the SLATER.