World War I
American Submarines
USS Carp (SS-20) class
USS F-1 class

A Study in Blueprints

by Duane D. Borchers, Sr.

BK-165 $75.00 (Foreign $105.00)(11"x17", soft cover, 84 pages)
Subs of class: USS F-1 (SS-20), ex-Carp, (Nov. 17, 1911); USS F-2 (SS-21), ex-Barracuda (Nov. 17, 1911); USS F-3 (SS-22), ex-Pickerel, (Nov. 17, 1911) and USS F-4 (SS-23), ex-Skate (Nov. 17, 1911).

List of Blueprints


Title

Builder &
Name of
Boat

Date of
Document

Page

Draft figures,

Electric Boat Co.,
New York, N.Y.
Carp, Barracuda, Pickerel & Skate

Feb. 21, 1913

11-12

Rigging plan,

do.

do.

13

Mast details,

do.

do.

14

Body plan & offsets,

do.

do.

15

Duct keel & ballast,

do.

do.

16

Vertical keel & longitudinals,

do.

Feb. 19, 1913

17-18

Bow cap,

do.

Dec. 9, 1912

19

Bow casting,

do.

Dec. 12, 1912

20

Cap mechanical assembly,

do.

Feb. 21, 1913

21

Stem casting,

do.

Dec. 12, 1912

22

Bow rudder mechanism, lubrication,

do.

Feb. 21, 1913

23

Bow rudder frame,

do.

Feb. 20, 1913

24

Bow rudders & saddle casting,

do.

Feb. 21, 1913

25

Stern rudders,

do.

Dec. 12, 1912

26

Stern post & stern casting,

do.

Feb. 19, 1913

27

Stern arrangement,

do.

Dec. 10, 1912

28

Arrangement of submarine signal apparatus,

do.

Feb. 20, 1913

29

After binnacle,

Electric Boat Co.,
New York, N.Y.
F-1 and F-2

Feb. 19, 1913

30

Stowage of deck gear,

Electric Boat Co.,
New York, N.Y.
Carp, Barracuda, Pickerel & Skate

Feb. 21, 1913

31

Stowage of miscellaneous fittings,

do.

Feb. 21, 1913

32

do.

do.

do.

33

Arrangement of windlass & windlass
casing,

do.

Feb. 20, 1913

34

Clinometer,

do.

do.

35

Sensitive depth gauge & clinometer,

Electric Boat Co.,
New York, N.Y.
F-1 and F-2

Feb. 21, 1913

36

Mercury depth gauge,

do.

Feb. 20, 1913

37

Marker buoy,

do.

Feb. 21, 1913

38

Bed plate & details, steering & diving gear,

do.

Feb. 20, 1913

39

Hand steering gear, arrangement & details,

do.

do.

40

Cable cutter details & leads to windlass
drum,

do.

do.

41

Greasing arrangement for cable cutter,

do.

do.

42

Hawse pipe,

do.

Feb. 19, 1913

43

After binnacle,

Electric Boat Co.,
New York, N.Y.
F-3 and F-4

Feb. 21, 1913

44

Details of steering gear, aft,

Electric Boat Co.,
New York, N.Y.
Carp, Barracuda, Pickerel & Skate

Feb. 19, 1913

45

Details of diving gear, aft,

do.

do.

46

Towing hook & pennant,

do.

do.

47

Periscope cylinders & supports,

do.

Feb. 19, 1913

48

do.

do.

do.

49

Dry air system for periscopes,

Electric Boat Co.,
New York, N.Y.
F-1 and F-2

Feb. 21, 1913

50

do.

Electric Boat Co.,
New York, N.Y.
F-3 and F-4

do.

51

Periscope lower end casting,

Electric Boat Co.,
New York, N.Y.
Carp, Barracuda, Pickerel & Skate

do.

52

Arrangement of periscopes,

do.

do.

53

Conning tower stand & details,

do.

do.

54

Conning tower platform details,

do.

do.

55

do.

do.

do.

56

Conning tower platform arrangement,

do.

do.

57

Conning tower details,

do.

do.

58

Conning tower sheers,

do.

Dec. 12, 1912

59

Conning tower,

do.

Dec. 10, 1912

60

Conning tower platform binnacle support,

do.

Dec. 14, 1912

61

Whistle pull, arrangement & details,

do.

Feb. 21, 1913

62

Ladders,

do.

do.

63

Bow diving gear control,

do.

Feb. 20, 1913

64

bow diving gear indicator,

do.

do.

65

Arrangement of adjusting tank,

aux tank & main kingston valves,

do.

do.

66-67

Arrangement of hand pumps,

do.

-

68

Oil piping for air compressor,

do.

Feb. 20, 1913

69

Bilge pump, arrangement & details,

do.

do.

70

Engine room flooring,

do.

do.

71

Ventilation in engine room,

do.

do.

72

Arrangement & details of 3 2" ventilator,

do.

Feb. 21, 1913

73

Arrangement of 6 2" diameter ventilators,

do.

do.

74

Details for 6 2" ventilator,

do.

do.

75

Stanchions in machinery space,

do.

do.

76-77

Torpedo davit,

do.

do.

78

Torpedo handling gear, inside,

do.

do.

79

Torpedo handling gear, outside,

do.

do.

80

Electric range & cooking utensils,

do.

Feb. 19, 1913

81

Galley & pantry,

do.

Feb. 21, 1913

82

Mess table,

do.

do.

83

Officers quarters,

do.

do.

84

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