World War I
American Submarines
USS Octopus (SS-9) class
USS C-1 class

A Study in Blueprints

by Duane D. Borchers, Sr.

BK-162 $75.00 (Foreign $105.00)(11"x17", soft cover, 93 pages)
Boats of class: USS C-1 (SS-9), ex-Octopus, (Nov. 17, 1911; USS C-2 (SS-13), ex-Stingray (Nov. 17, 1911); USS C-3 (SS-14), ex-Tarpon, (Nov. 17, 1911); USS C-4 (SS-15), ex-Bonita, (Nov. 17, 1911) and USS C-5 (SS-16), ex-Snapper (Nov. 17, 1911).

INDEX - List of Blueprints


Title

Builder &
Name of
Boat

Date of
Document

Page

Block letters,

Electric Boat Co.,
New York, N.Y.
Stingray, Tarpan
Bonita
& Snapper

Nov. 17, 1909

15

Draft marks,

do.

July 12, 1909

16-17

Displacement & other curves,

do.

Nov. 28, 1909

18

Shell expansion,

do.

April 30, 1909

19-20

Inner shell expansion,

do.

Aug. 26, 1909

21

Inboard profile, frames,

do.

-

22-23

Inboard profile,

do.

-

24-25

Body plan,

do.

June 1, 1909

26

Rigging plan,

do.

June 10, 1908

27

Rail stanchions,

do.

do.

28

Vertical skeg,

do.

Nov. 21, 1909

29

Bow arrangement,

do.

Aug. 21, 1909

30

Bow casting,

do.

April 8, 1909

31

Bow cap,

do.

June 7, 1909

32

Stem casting,

do.

Nov. 8, 1909

33

Stern framing,

do.

April 8, 1909

34

Stern post & casing,

do.

June 25, 1909

35

Sections, 13, 21, 26, 32 & 49,

do.

-

36

Midship section,

do.

April 8, 1909

37

Sections, 02 to 2,

do.

April 3, 1909

38

Sections, 3 to 8,

do.

April 8, 1909

39

Sections, 9 to 14,

do.

do.

40

Sections, 15 to 20,

do.

-

41

Sections, 21 to 25,

do.

April 9, 1909

42

Sections, 26 to 30,

do.

April 8, 1909

43

Sections, 31 to 33,

do.

do.

44

Sections, 34 to 38,

do.

do.

45

Sections, 39 to 45,

do.

do.

46

Sections, 44 to 48,

do.

do.

47

Sections, 49 to 54,

do.

April 17, 1909

48

Sections, 55 to 61,

do.

do.

49

Superstructure plan,

do.

Nov. 5, 1909

50-51

Duct keel,

do.

April 8, 1909

52

Bilge keels,

do.

do.

53

Iron ballast,

do.

July 7, 1909

54

Hawse pipe,

do.

April 8, 1909

55

Water closet curtain,

do.

Nov. 9, 1909

56

Location of water closet & connections,

do.

April 8, 1909

57

Masts & details,

do.

June 9, 1909

58

Clinometer,

do.

April 18, 1909

59

Arrangement of depth gauge,

do.

June 2, 1909

60

After binnacle,

do.

Nov. 9, 1909

61

Main hatch ladder,

do.

June 26, 1909

62

Main hatch construction,

do.

April 8, 1909

63

Rudders,

do.

Jan. 17, 1910

64

Conning tower,

do.

July 17, 1909

65

Conning tower details,

do.

Nov. 11, 1909

66

Conning tower stand,

do.

June 30, 1909

67

Construction under conning tower,

do.

April 8, 1909

68

Extension bridge, arrangement & details,

do.

Nov. 24, 1909

69

Extension bridge, details,

do.

July 14, 1909

70

Arrangement of deck steering gear &

conning tower indicator,

do.

June 22, 1909

71

Periscope controller,

do.

-

72

Main periscope eye piece,

do.

April 8, 1909

73

Air compressor assembly,

do.

Oct.. 13, 1909

74

Water piping,

do.

July 20, 1909

75-76

Air piping,

do.

Aug. 10, 1909

77-78

General arrangement of bilge pump,

do.

May 28, 1909

79

General arrangement, ventilation,

do.

Dec. 3, 1909

80

5 3/4" ventilation, arrangement6 & details,

do.

June 17, 1909

81

Stanchions in machinery space,

do.

May 5, 1909

82

Engine & motor foundations,

do.

Nov. 3, 1909

83

Engine hatch,

do.

April 8, 1909

84

Torpedo chute,

do.

July 16, 1909

85

Torpedo handling gear, inside,

do.

June 17, 1909

86

Torpedo handling gear, outside,

do.

June 30, 1909

87

Torpedo cradles & trucks,

do.

June 12, 1909

88

Torpedo hatch cover,

do.

June 17, 1909

89

Torpedo hatch,

do.

June 15, 1909

90

Mess lockers,

do.

Nov. 8, 1909

91

Location of lockers,

do.

Nov. 29, 1909

92

Berths,

do.

April 8, 1909

93

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