World War II, Korean War & View Nam
American Cruisers
Cleveland class
A Study in Blueprints

by Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-054 $80.00 (Foreign: $110.00)(11"x17" soft cover book of engineering drawings, 209 pages)
Ships of class: USS Cleveland (CL-55), USS Columbia (CL-56), USS Montpellier (CL-57), USS Denver (CL-58), USS Amsterdam (CL-59), USS Santa Fe (CL-60), USS Tallahassee (CL-61), USS Birmingham (CL-62), USS Mobile (CL-63), USS Vincennes (CL-64), USS Pasadena (CL-65), USS Springfield (CL-66), USS Topeka (CL-67), USS New Haven (CL-76), USS Huntington (CL-77), USS Dayton (CL-78), USS Wilmington (CL-79), USS Biloxi (CL-80), USS Houston (CL-81), USS Providence (CL-82), USS Manchester(CL-83), USS Buffalo (CL-84), USS Fargo (CL-85), USS Vicksburg (CL-86), USS Duluth (CL-87), USS Newark (CL-88), USS Miami (CL-89), USS Astoria (CL-90), USS Oklahoma City (CL-91), USS Little Rock (CL-92), USS Galveston (CL-93), USS Youngstown (CL-94), USS Buffalo (CL-99), USS Newark (CL-100), USS Amsterdam (CL-101), USS Portsmouth (CL-102), USS Wilkes Barre (CL-103), USS Atlanta (CL-104) and USS Dayton (CL-105).

List of Blueprints

  Title

Vessel & Shipyard

Date of Document

Page

Inboard profile,

USS Cleveland (CL-55)
New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, New Jersey

April 2, 1941

25-27

Inboard profile,

do.

July 3, 1940

28-30

Main deck, compartment & access& deck supports,

do.

Mar. 8, 1941

31-34

Faired lines, fore body, body plan& offsets,

do.

Dec. 2, 1940

35-37

Forward body lines,

do.

Oct. 4, 1940

38

Faired lines, after body,

do.

Dec. 2, 1940

39-41

After body lines,

do.

Oct. 30, 1940

42

Preliminary docking plan,

do.

Mar. 11, 1940

43

Docking plan,

do.

Oct. 27, 1941

44-47

Docking plan, transverse cribbing,

do.

Mar. 13, 1040

48-50

Main deck, general arrangement,

do.

Dec. 30, 1940

51-54

Stem,

do.

Mar. 24, 1940

55-56

Armor, general arrangement,

do.

Aug. 7, 1940

57-58

Arrangement of transverse & long, armor BHD.s,

do.

Aug. 12, 1940

59-60

Arrangement of main belt armor, port side,

do.

July 8, 1940

61-62

Arrangement of main belt armor, Starboard side,

do.

do.

63-64

Main belt side armor, plate M-1-P,

do.

May 17, 1940

65-66

do.

do.

do.

67-68

Main belt side armor, plate M-2-P,

do.

May 21, 1940

69-70

Main belt side armor, plate M-2-P,

do.

do.

71-72

Ships name, standard letters,

do.

June 24, 1940

73

Ships name, boot topping,

do.

Jan. 6, 1941

74-75

Draft marks, standard letters,

do.

June 24, 1940

76

Draft marks,

do.

Feb. 26, 1941

77-78

Name pendent,

do.

-

79

Bridges, compartment & access &deck supports,

do.

Nov. 25, 1940

80-82

Bridges, general arrangement,

do.

Dec. 30, 1940

83-85

Navigating bridge, frames 552to 72,

do.

Jan. 20, 1940

86-88

Communications platform, compartment access & deck supports,

do.

Oct. 18, 1940

89-90

Communications house, frames 91-97 & bulkheads on middle lever, frames 95-97,

do.

Nov. 5, 1940

91-92

After air defense level & top of secondary conning stations,

do.

Dec. 2, 1940

93-94

After fire control station level,

do.

Feb. 3, 1941

95-98

Communications platform, general arrangement,

do.

Nov. 5, 1940

99-100

Plan views, weather deck sculppers, main deck & above,

USS Montpelier (CL-57)
New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, New Jersey

May 18, 1942

101-104

1.1" director platform & foundation, aft frames 82-84, stbd. Side only,

do.

Jan. 5, 1942

105-107

Rail stanchions, communications platform & bridges, arrg't,

do.

Jan. 26, 1942

108-109

Rail & awning stanchions, main deck, arrangement,

USS Cleveland (CL-55)
New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, New Jersey

Nov. 11, 1941

110-111

Awnings & awning curtains,

do.

Jan. 20, 1941

112-113

Hammock & clothes lines,

do.

Mar. 14, 1941

114-115

Arrangement of side ladder, port & starboard,

do.

Feb. 26, 1941

116

36" searchlight platforms, aft,

do.

Mar. 22, 1941

117-118

Radar platforms for masts,

do.

July 21, 1941

119-120

Rigging, fore & main masts, arrangement,

do.

Aug. 5, 1941

121-123

Arrangement of signal yard &antenna spreaders,

do.

June 2, 1941

124-125

Boat crane boom, stowage,

do.

Jan. 8, 1941

126

Boat crane boom, details,

do.

Dec. 16, 1940

127-128

Boat crane, general arrangement,

do.

Sept. 30, 1940

129-130

Arrangement of aft boat boom,

do.

Jan. 27, 1941

131-132

Arrangement of forward boat boom,

do.

do.

133-134

Franklin lifebuoy stowage,

do.

April 7, 1941

135-136

Jack staff,

do.

Mar. 12, 1941

137-138

Bow chocks & metal gratings,

do.

Mar. 4, 1941

139-140

Hawse pipes,

do.

Mar. 3, 1941

141-143

Individual covers for forward & aft smoke pipes,

do.

Nov. 10, 1941

144

Arrangement of after smoke pipe,

do.

Jan. 12, 1941

145-146

Arrangement of forward smoke pipe,

do.

do.

147-149

Arrangement of escape-whistle & siren steam & drain and stack rainwater drain piping outside of mach. space,

do.

Nov. 10, 1941

150-151

Compartment testing diagram, main deck & bridges,

do.

Nov. 14, 1940

152-153

Fire & flushing system, arrangement of main deck &above, frame 79 forward,

do.

1941

154-156

Weather deck drains & scuppers, plan view & profile, diagrammatic arrangement,

USS Santa Fe (CL-60)
New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, New Jersey

April 6, 1942

157-159

Weather deck scuppers, elevations & cross sections, bridges & above,

USS Cleveland (CL-55)
New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, New Jersey

Sept. 8, 1941

160-163

Plan views, weather deck scuppers, main deck & above,

do.

Sept. 8, 1941

164-167

Airplane elevator, sectional elevation, looking aft,

Otis Elevator Co.
New York, New York

June 14, 1940

168

Airplane elevator, general arrangement,

USS Cleveland (CL-55)
New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, New Jersey

May 23, 1940

169-170

Airplane elevator, general arrangement of platform

do.

Nov. 15, 1940

171-172

Arrangement of hangar hatch cover,

do.

do.

173-174

Hanger hatch, coaming & tracks,

do.

Sept. 15, 1940

175-176

Arrangement plan, hangar hatch cover,

USS Dayton (CL-105)
Heinta Manufactoring Co., Philadelphia, Penn.

April 15, 1940

177-178

Airplane crane, arrangement,

USS Cleveland (CL-55)
New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, New Jersey

April 6, 1940

179-180

Airplane crane, detail of boom,

do.

March 1, 1941

181-182

Turret armor, roof front &rear plates,

do.

Jan. 6, 1941

183-185

Turret armor, side plates,

do.

do.

186-187

Billet sizes & details of turret top plates,

do.

Feb. 19, 1941

188-189

Inside dimension for turret armor,

do.

Jan. 12, 1942

190-191

Railing & access platforms around 5" gun mount,

do.

Nov. 10, 1941

192-193

Ventilation, turrets, plans & sections,

do.

March 6, 1941

194-195

Arrangement of shafting,

do.

Aug. 19, 1940

196-198

Propeller guards,

do.

Jan. 6, 1941

199

Ventilation, forward boiler room, frames 57-69, plan views,

do.

Mar. 18, 1941

200-201

Ventilation, forward boiler room, frames 57-69, elevations & cross sections,

do.

do.

202-204

Ventilation, aft boiler room, frames 79-91,

do.

Mar. 21, 1941

205-206

Ventilation, aft boiler room, frames 57-69, elevations & cross sections,

do.

Mar. 25, 1941

207-209

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