World War I & II
American Submarines
USS Seawolf (SS-28) class
USS H-1 class

A Study in Blueprints

by Duane D. Borchers, Sr.

BK-167 $85.00 (&120.00)(11"x17", soft cover, 123 pages).
Subs of class: USS H-1 (SS-28), ex-Seawolf, (Nov. 17, 1911); USS H-2 (SS-29), ex-Nautilus, (Nov. 17, 1911); USS H-3 (SS-30), ex-Garfish, (Nov. 17, 1911; USS H-4 (SS-147); USS H-5 (SS-148); USS H-6 (SS-149); USS H-7 (SS-150); USS H-8 (SS-151) and USS H-9 (SS-152).

To Royal Navy: HMS H-1 through HMS H-54.

To Russia's Baltic fleet: AG-11, AG-12, AG-14 through AG-16.

To Russia's Black Sea fleet: AG-21 through AG-26.

To Italian Navy: H-1 through H-8.

LIST of BLUEPRINTS

Title

Builder &
Name of
Boat

Date of
Document


Scale


Page

Outboard profile,

Office of Superintendent
BuConst.
Quincy, Mass.
USS H-1

Corrected to
Oct. 27, 1918

1/8"

11-12

Inboard profile,

do.

do.

do.

13-14

Superstructure and battery
decks,

do.

do.

do.

15-16

Sections 3, 23, 32, 42, 66, 80
& midship,

do.

do.

do.

17-18

Outboard profile,

USS H-3

-

do.

19-20

Inboard profile,

do.

-

do.

21-22

Superstructure and battery
decks,

do.

-

do.

23-24

Sections 3, 23, 32, 42, 66, 80
& midship,

do.

-

do.

25-26

Body plan & offsets,

Electric Boat Co.
New York, NY
USS H-1 thru H-3

Sept. 1, 1914

1/2"

27-28

General arrangement,

do.

do.

1/4"

29-31

Title

Builder &
Name of
Boat

Date of
Document

Page

Draft figures,

Electric Boat Co.
New York, NY
USS H-1 through H-3

Sept. 3, 1914

32-33

Numbers,

do.

Sept. 4, 1914

34

Letters for names,

do.

do.

35

Submarine division numbering,

do.

do.

36

Construction plan,

do.

-

37-38

Shell expansion,

do.

Sept. 1, 1914

39-40

Detail of stub mast & rail stanchions,

do.

do.

41

Rigging plan,

do.

Sept. 4,1914

42

Docking plan,

do.

Sept. 3, 1914

43-44

Bow lines,

do.

April 14, 1914

45

General arrangement, sections 23, 32,
42, 50, 66 & 77,

do.

Sept. 1, 1914

46

Midship, engine room and fuel tank
sections,

do.

-

47

Sections 1 to 22,

do.

Sept. 1, 1914

48

Sections 23 to 33,

do.

do.

49

Sections 34 to 43,

do.

do.

50

Sections 44 to 52 1/2,

do.

do.

51

Sections 53 to 62,

do.

do.

52

Sections 63 to 70,

do.

do.

53

Sections 71 to 79,

do.

do.

54

Sections 80 to 88,

do.

do.

55

Stem casting,

do.

do.

56

Stern framing,

do.

Sept. 3, 1914

57

Stern post & casing,

do.

do.

58

Stern arrangement,

do.

April 14, 1914

59

Bow casing,

do.

Sept. 4, 1914

60

Bow cap,

do.

Sept. 14, 1914

61

Cap mechanism, arrangement,

do.

Sept. 4, 1914

62

Bow rudders,

do.

Sept. 4, 1914

63

Main rudders,

do.

April 14, 1914

64

Submarine signal apparatus,
arrangement,

do.

Sept. 3, 1914

65

Mercury depth gauge,

do.

-

66

Clinometers,

do.

Sept. 3, 1914

67

Main diving gear indicators,

do.

do.

68

Deck anchor stowage, details,

do.

Sept. 4, 1914

69

Hawse pipe,

do.

do.

70

Manholes,

do.

April 14, 1914

71

Escape scuttle, arrangement,

do.

Sept. 3, 1914

72

Escape scuttle, construction,

do.

do.

73

Windlass, arrangement,

do.

Sept. 4, 1914

74-75

Windlass, drum casing,

do.

April 14, 1914

76

Construction in way of main kingstons,

do.

do.

77

Kingston, arrangement midship,

do.

do.

78

Kingston legers forward, amidship,

do.

do.

79

Cable cutter greasing, arrangement,

do.

Sept. 4, 1914

80

Marker buoy,

do.

do.

81

Steering gear hand control,

do.

Sept. 13, 1914

82

Water closet, arrangement,

do.

Sept. 8, 1914

83

Duct keel ballast,

do.

Sept. 3, 1914

84

Duct keel,

do.

April 14, 1914

85

Bilge keels,

do.

do.

86

Vertical keel & longitudinals,

do.

do.

87-88

Bow diving gear, arrangement,

do.

Sept. 3, 1914

89-90

Steering & main diving gear,
arrangement,

do.

do.

91-92

Periscope dry air system,

do.

do.

93

Periscope supports,

do.

Sept. 4, 1914

94

Periscope eye piece,

do.

Sept. 3, 1914

95

Conning tower sheers,

do.

do.

96

Conning tower details,

do.

April 14, 1914

97

Conning tower top section,

do.

do.

98

Conning tower middle section,

do.

Sept. 3, 1914

99

Conning tower bottom section,

do.

do.

100

Conning tower stand,

do.

Sept. 1, 1914

101

Conning tower lights,

do.

Sept. 3, 1914

102

Conning tower compass,

do.

do.

103

Bridge awning details,

do.

April 14, 1914

104

Ladders,

do.

Sept. 3, 1914

105

Forward ventilator, 4 2" diameter,

do.

Sept. 4, 1914

106

Engine hatch,

do.

do.

107

Stanchions in machine space,

do.

Sept. 9, 1914

108

Arrangement of water piping,

do.

Dec. 1, 1914

109-111

Arrangement of air piping,

do.

Sept. 1, 1914

112-114

Torpedo davit,

do.

Sept. 4, 1914

115

Torpedo hatch,

do.

April 14, 1914

116

Arrangement, torpedo loading gear,

do.

do.

117

Torpedo handling gear, inside,

do.

do.

118

Torpedo handling gear, outside,

do.

Sept. 4, 1914

119

Pipe berths,

do.

do.

120

Crews quarters, forward,

do.

do.

121

Crews quarters,

do.

-

122

Officers quarters,

do.

-

123

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