World War I
American Submarines
USS Skipjack (SS-24) class
USS E-1 class

A Study in Blueprints

by Duane D. Borchers, Sr.

BK-164 $75.00 (Foreign $105.00)(11"x17", soft cover, 102 pages)
Subs of class: USS E-1 (SS-24), ex-Skipjack (Nov. 17, 1911) and USS E-2 (SS-25), ex-Sturgeon, (Nov. 17, 1911).

LIST of BLUEPRINTS


Title

Builder &
Name of
Boat

Date of
Document

Scale

Page

Inboard profile

Fore River Shipbuilding
Co.
Quincy, Mass
E-1

May 7, 1917

1/8"

7-8

Midship, engine room & fuel
tank sections,

Electric Boat Co.
New York, NY
Skipjack & Sturgeon

Jan. 22, 1912

1/2"

9-10

Body plan & offsets,

do.

June 20, 1912

1/2"

11-12

Title

Builder &
Name of
Boat

Date of
Document

Page

Sub division numbers,

Electric Boat Co.,
New York, N.Y.
Skipjack & Sturgeon

July 21, 1912

13

Block letters,

do.

Jan. 3, 1912

14

Draft figures,

do.

June 20, 1912

15-16

Rigging plan,

do.

July 17, 1912

17

General arrangement,

do.

June 20, 1912

18-19

Construction plan,

do.

do.

20-21

Superstructure,

do.

do.

22-23

Shell expansion,

do.

Jan. 20, 1912

24-25

Bow lines,

do.

do.

26

General arrangement of sections,

do.

-

27

Sections 1 to 22,

do.

June 20, 1912

28

Sections 23 to 33,

do.

-

29

Sections 34 to 43,

do.

June 20, 1912

30

Sections 44 to54,

do.

June 20, 1912

31

Sections 54 to 64,

do.

do.

32

Sections 65 to 79,

do.

do.

33

Stem casting,

do.

April 16,1912

34

Cap mechanism assembly,

do.

July 17, 1912

35

Bow cap,

do.

June 1, 1912

36

Bow casting,

do.

Jan. 11, 1918

37

Stern post & stern casting,

do.

July 10, 1912

38

Stern framing,

do.

June 20, 1912

39

Stern arrangement,

do.

July 18, 1912

40

Vertical keel & longitudinals,

do.

-

41-42

Duct keel ballast,

do.

July 17, 1912

43

Duck keel,

do.

July 20, 1912

44

Bilge keels,

do.

July 12,1 912

45

Docking plan,

do.

June 20, 1912

46-47

bow rudders,

do.

July 17, 1912

48

Bow rudders, arrangement,

do.

June 21, 1912

49-50

Bow rudder mechanism, lubrication,

do.

June 12, 1912

51

Rudders, aft,

do.

-

52

Diving gear control, hand & power,

arrangement & details,

do.

-

53

Power diving gear, arrangement & details,

do.

-

54

Steering & diving gear,

do.

July 29, 1912

55-56

Greasing arrangement, cable cutter,

do.

July 26, 1912

57

Hand steering gear, arrangement & details,

do.

June 20, 1912

58

Diving gear indicator,
arrangement & details,

do.

June 12, 1912

59

Marker buoy,

do.

April 11, 1912

60

Arrangement of sub signaling apparatus,

do.

July 29, 1912

61

Clinometers,

do.

July 20, 1912

62

Water closet, arrangement & details,

do.

July 17, 1912

63

Anchor,

do.

Jan. 3, 1912

64

Anchor cable,

do.

Jan. 3, 1912

65

Hawse pipe,

do.

-

66

After binnacle,

do.

July 17, 1912

67

Main hatch construction,

do.

June 20, 1912

68

Steering & diving gear,

general arrangement,

do.

do.

69-70

Ladders,

do.

March 23, 1912

71

Conning tower sheers,

do.

July 18, 1912

72

Conning tower,

do.

Jan. 20, 1912

73

Conning tower details,

do.

Jan. 17, 1912

74

Conning tower stand & details,

do.

July 25, 1912

75

Conning tower platform, arrangement,

do.

July 17, 912

76

Conning tower platform, details,

do.

Jan. 18, 1912

77

Conning tower platform, details,

do.

Jan. 20, 1912

78

Conning tower platform, binnacle support,

do.

June 19, 1912

79

Arrangement of periscopes,

do.

-

80

Periscope cylinders & supports,

do.

June 20, 1912

81

Dry air system for periscopes,

do.

do.

82

Ventilation details of fans & connections,

do.

July 5, 1912

83

Arrangement & details of 6 2" ventillators,

do.

June 20, 1912

84

Details of 6 2" ventillators,

do.

March 2, 1912

85

Ventillation, general arrangement,

do.

July 12, 1912

86

Ventillation in engine room,

do.

June 20, 1912

87

Oil piping for air compressor,

do.

Feb. 24, 1912

88

Air piping, arrangement,

do.

-

89-91

Stanchions in machinery space,

do.

June 20, 1912

92

Engine hatch,

do.

June 20, 1912

93

Torpedo davit,

do.

July 22, 1912

94

Torpedo handling gear, inside,

do.

Feb. 25, 1912

95

Torpedo handling gear, outside,

do.

March 1, 1912

96

Torpedo hatch,

do.

July 17, 1912

97

Electric range & cooking utensils,

do.

June 12, 1912

98

Mess table,

do.

July 25, 1912

99

Galley & pantry,

do.

July 20, 1912

100

Officers quarters,

do.

July 12, 1912

101

Arrangement of quarters,

do.

do.

102

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