World War I 
American Submarines
USS Narwhal (SS-17) class
USS D-1 class

A Study in Blueprints

by Duane D. Borchers, Sr.

BK-163 $75.00 (Foreign $105,00)(11"x17", soft cover, 81 pages)
Subs of class: USS D-1 (SS-17), ex-Narwhal, (Nov. 17, 1911); USS D-2 (SS-18). ex-Grayling, (Nov. 17, 1911) and USS D-3 (SS-19), ex-Salmon (Nov. 17, 1911).

List of Blueprints


Title

Builder & Name of
Boat

Date of
Document

Scale

Page

Inboard profile,

Fore River Ship B=ld=g Co.
USS D-2

Corrected to
Apr. 26, 1917

1/8"

11-12

Outboard profile,

do.

do.

do.

13-14

1st Deck,

do.

do.

do.

15

Superstructure & sections, 2, 24, 38, 60, 76 & midship,

do.

do.

1/8"
& 1/4"

16-17

General Arrangement,

do.

Nov. 15, 1909

1/4"

18-20


Title

Builder &
Name of
Boat

Date of
Document

Page

Block letters,

Electric Boat Co.,
New York, N.Y.
Narwhal, Grayling & Salmon

May 20, 1909

21

Draft marks,

do.

Sept. 21, 1909

22-23

Sketch plan of hoisting shackles,

Navy Dept.

May 9, 1911

24

Body plan,

Electric Boat Co.,
New York, N.Y.
Narwhal, Grayling & Salmon

Aug. 19, 1909

25

Bow arrangement,

do.

Sept. 20, 1909

26

Bow casting,

do.

1909

27

bow cap,

do.

do.

28

Stem casting,

do.

Oct. 14, 1909

29

Stem post & casting,

do.

June 20, 1909

30

Stem framing,

do.

May 21, 1909

31

Stern arrangement,

do.

June 8, 1909

32

Duct keel,

do.

June 28, 1909

33

Vertical keel & longitudinals,

do.

June 1, 1909

34-35

Bilge keels,

do.

do.

36

Vertical keel ballast,

do.

Nov. 6, 1909

37

Rudders,

do.

June 24, 1909

38

Manholes,

do.

May 21, 1909

39

Hawse pipe,

do.

July 22, 1909

40

Clinometer,

do.

Sept. 10, 1909

41

Arrangement of submarine signal apparatus,

do.

April 20, 1910

42

Cable cutter details, leads to windlass drum,

do.

Dec. 10, 1909

43

General arrangement of windlass,

do.

Nov. 3, 1909

44

Water closet & connections,

do.

Nov. 9, 1909

45

After binnacle,

do.

May 20, 1909

46

Steering gear aft,

do.

July 21, 1909

47

Diving gear aft,

do.

July 22, 1909

48

Escape scuttle construction,

do.

June 20, 1909

49

Ladders,

do.

1909

50

Sheers,

do.

May 28, 1909

51

Conning tower,

do.

-

52

Conning tower, platform,

do.

July 27, 1909

53

Conning tower, stand,

do.

June 14, 1909

54

Conning tower, details,

do.

July 30, 1909

55

Extension bridge details,

do.

Sept. 24, 1909

56

Extension bridge arrangement & details,

do.

Sept. 22, 1909

57

Arrangement of deck steering gear &

conning tower indicator,

do.

Dec. 13, 1909

58

Main periscope, power operating gear,

do.

July 21, 1909

59

Periscope controller,

do.

Dec. 2, 1909

60

Prismatic mirrors around periscope,

Navy Yard
Norfolk, Virgina
USS Grayling

Feb. 1911

61-62

6 2" diameter ventillator,
arrangement & details,

Electric Boat Co.,
New York, N.Y.
Narwhal, Grayling & Salmon

1909

63

Arrangement of ventillation in machinery space,

do.

Feb. 5, 1909

64

Ventillation, details of fans,

do.

Feb. 2, 1910

65

Ventillation, details of portable duct,

do.

Dec. 2, 1909

66

6 2" ventillation,

do.

Nov. 9, 1909

67

Greasing arrangement, cable cutter,

do.

-

68

1" & 1 2" manifold for main fuel tank,

do.

Sept. 18, 1909

69

Arrangement of sea & fuel valves for aux.

fuel tanks,

do.

Dec. 13, 1909

70

Foundation for adjusting pump motor,

do.

Feb. 28, 1909

71

Stanchions in machinery space,

do.

Sept. 18, 1909

72

Engine hatch,

do.

May 20, 1909

73

Torpedo loading device,

do.

Nov. 9, 1909

74

Torpedo handling gear, inside,

do.

1909

75

Torpedo handling gear, outside,

do.

do.

76

Torpedo hatch,

do.

June 1, 1909

77

Bulkhead casting on torpedo tubes,

do.

Nov. 9, 1909

78

Cap mechanism assembly,

do.

do.

79

Pantry, officers mess room,

do.

Oct. 20, 1909

80

Officers quarters,

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