World War I
American Submarines
USS Thrasher (SS-26)
USS G-4 class

A Study in Blueprints

by Duane D. Borchers, Sr.

BK-166 $85.00 (Foreign $120.00)(11"x17", soft cover, 136 pages)
Sub of class: USS G-4 (SS-26), ex-Thrasher (Nov. 17, 1911).

LIST of  BLUEPRINTS


Title

Builder &
Name of
Boat

Date of Document

Scale

Page

General arrangement and
sections 20, 34, 39, 48,
55 & 67,

The American Laurenti Co.
USS G-4

-

1/8"

13-15


Title

Builder &
Name of
Boat

Date of
Document

Page

Draft plates & name,

The American Laurenti Co.
USS G-4

Feb. 3, 1911

16

Lifeline stanchions, general arrangement,

do.

Feb. 4, 1911

17-18

Compartment & access plan,

do.

Dec. 30, 1910

19-20

Docking plan,

do.

March 2, 1913

21-22

General arrangement,

do.

July 31, 1912

23-25

Outside plating,

-

1910

26-28

Body plan,

The American Laurenti Co.
USS G-4

Dec. 29, 1910

29

Sections 13 to 17,

do.

Feb. 10, 1910

30

Sections 19 to 22,

do.

-

31-32

Sections 23 to 26,

do.

Feb. 10, 1910

33-34

Sections 33 to 37,

do.

do.

35-36

Sections 58 to 63,

do.

do.

37-38

Sections 64 to 67,

do.

do.

39

Sections 70 to 76,

do.

Feb. 16, 1910

40

Sections 73 to 80,

do.

Feb. 17, 1910

41

Anchor handling & stowage, details,

do.

-

42-43

Anchor handling & stowage,
general arrangement,

do.

Nov. 4, 1910

44-45

Rudders,

do.

Feb. 21, 1910

46-47

Fwd & aft deck hatches,
general arrangement & details,

do.

July 15, 1910

48-49

Propeller struts,

do.

April 16, 1910

50

Zinc protectors on propeller
strut & stem tube,

William Cramp & sons
Philadelphia, Penn.
USS G-4

March 19, 1912

51

Lifting gear for horizontal rudders,

The American Laurenti Co.
USS G-4

July 3, 1912

52

Forward hatch,

do.

May 23, 1912

53

Emergency escape lock, sheet 1,

do.

Sept. 3, 1912

54-55

Plumb bob, general arrangement,

do.

Sept. 19, 1911

56

Hatch covers,

do.

Jan. 3, 1911

57-58

Drop keel,

do.

Feb. 14, 1913

59-61

Coning tower, general arrangement,

do.

-

62

Conning tower structure,

do.

Feb. 23, 1910

63

Conning tower stuffing box,

do.

Sept. 12, 1910

64

Stays to periscope fairwaters,

do.

Oct. 10, 1913

65

Controlling room, general arrangement,

do.

Dec. 24, 1910

66

Instillation of gyroscope compass,

do.

-

67

Holes in deck shell, bulkheads, etc.,
for engine exhaust ventilation,

William Cramp & sons
Philadelphia, Penn.
USS G-4

March 10, 1913

68

Holes in deck & bulkheads for air escape,

do.

do.

69

Foundations for air tanks, superstructure,

The American Laurenti Co.
USS G-4

Sept. 2, 1911

70-71

Ventilation ducts in engine room,

William Cramp & sons
Philadelphia, Penn.
USS G-4

March 11, 1913

72

Vents for storage battery fans,

The American Laurenti Co.
USS G-4

Oct. 1, 1913

73-74

Ventilator for motor room blowers,

do.

Nov. 22, 1910

75

Exhaust fan,

do.

Nov. 10, 1910

76

Storage battery instillation, sheet 1,

do.

Nov. 1, 1910

77-78

Storage battery instillation, sheet 2,

do.

Dec. 19, 1910

79-80

Storage battery instillation, sheet 3,

do.

Nov. 10, 1910

81-82

Steering gear, sheet 1,

do.

Sept. 21, 1910

83-85

Steering gear, sheet 2,

do.

do.

86-88

Arrangement of air escape for ballast
adjusting, immersion & compensating
tanks,

William Cramp & sons
Philadelphia, Penn.
USS G-4

March 11, 1913

89-90

Arrangement of bilge & ballast system,

do.

do.

91-93

Arrangement of piping to torpedo tubes,
torpedo compensating tanks, etc., forward,

do.

do.

94-95

Arrangement of piping to torpedo tubes,
torpedo compensating tanks, etc., aft,

do.

March 11, 1913

96-97

Stowage of torpedo warheads,
primers, fuses, etc.,

The American Laurenti Co.
USS G-4

April 1, 1913

98-99

Torpedo tube instillation,
general arrangement, sheet 1,

do.

Oct. 28, 1910

100-101

Torpedo tube instillation,
general arrangement, sheet 2,

do.

Dec. 12, 1910

102-103

Torpedo handling, sheet 2,

do.

Nov. 18, 1910

104

Torpedo handling, gear,

do.

Nov. 1, 1910

105-106

Torpedo handling gear,
general arrangement,

do.

Nov. 23, 1910

107-109

Torpedo tube, general arrangement, sheet 1,

do.

June 1, 1910

110-113

Torpedo tube, general arrangement, sheet 2,

do.

April 10, 1910

114-115

Torpedo tube, general arrangement, sheet 3,

do.

May 1, 1910

116-119

Torpedo tube, stop & casing,

do.

June 1, 1910

120

Torpedo tube, outboard,

do.

-

121-122

Bow torpedo tube hull construction,

do.

Feb. 17, 1910

123-124

Stern torpedo tube hull construction,

do.

do.

125-126

Torpedo tube body,

do.

do.

127-128

Berthing & messing, sheet 1,

do.

Dec. 28, 1910

129-132

Berthing & messing, sheet 2,

do.

Jan. 31, 1911

133-136

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