World War II
American Escort Aircraft Carriers
Casablanca (CVE-55) class
S4-S2-BB3 hulls
A Study in Blueprints

by Duane Borchers, Sr.

Book-069 $90.00 (Foreign, $120.00(11"x17", soft cover book of engineering drawings, 221 pages)
Ships of class: USS Casablanca (CVE-55), USS Liscombe Bay (CVE-56), USS Coral Sea (CVE-57), USS Corregidor (CVE-58), USS Mission Bay (CVE-59), USS Guadalcanal (CVE-60), USS Manila Bay (CVE-61), USS Natoma Bay (CVE-62), USS Midway (CVE-63), USS Tripoli (CVE-64), USS Wake Island (CVE-65), USS White Plains (CVE-66), USS Solomons (CVE-67), USS Kalinin Bay (CVE-68), USS Kasaan Bay (CVE-69), USS Fanshaw Bay (CVE-70), USS Kitkun Bay (CVE-71), USS Tulagi (CVE-72), USS Gambier Bay (CVE-73), USS Nehenta Bay (CVE-74), USS Hoggatt Bay (CVE-75), USS Kadashan Bay (CVE-76), USS Marcus Island (CVE-77), USS Savo Island (CVE-78), USS Ommaney Bay (CVE-79), USS Petrof Bay (CVE-80), USS Rudyerd Bay (CVE-81), USS Saginaw Bay (CVE-82), USS Sargent Bay (CVE-83), USS Shanrock Bay (CVE-84), USS Shipley Bay (CVE-85), USS Sitkoh Bay (CVE-86), USS Steamer Bay (CVE-87), USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88), USS Takanis Bay (CVE-89), USS Thetis Bay (CVE-90), USS Makassar Strait (CVE-91), USS Windham Bay (CVE-92), USS Makin Island (CVE-93), USS Lunga Point (CVE-94), USS Bismarck Sea (CVE-95), Salamaua (CVE-96), USS Hollandia (CVE-97), USS Kwajalein (CVE-98), USS Admiralty Islands (CVE-99), USS Bougainville (CVE-100), USS Matanikau (CVE-101), USS Attu (CVE-102), USS Roi (CVE-103) and USS Munda (CVE-104).

List of Blueprints

Title

Vessel &
Shipyard

Date of
Document

Page

Outboard profile,

S4-S2-BB3 aux.
aircraft carriers
Kaiser Co.
Vancouver, Washington

Jan. 25, 1943

35-36

Inner bottom, inboard profile,
   compartment & access,

do.

Nov. 10, 1942

37-38

Gen. arrg=t. & inboard profile,

do.

Oct. 10, 1942

39-40

do., hangar decks & below,

do.

Aug. 12, 1942

41

Docking plan,

do.

Jan. 14, 1943

42-43

Lines,

do.

Nov. 10, 1942

44-47

Body,

do.

Feb. 18, 1943

48-49

Body,

do.

-

50

Shell expansion,

do.

Aug. 6. 1942

51-53

Framing expansion,

do.

Aug. 3, 1942

54-55

Mooring plan,

do.

Aug. 7, 1942

56-57

Deck covering, key plan,

do.

Oct. 3, 1942

58-59

Insulation, key plan,

do.

Oct. 28, 1942

60-61

Pillar & girder profile, fwd.,

do.

Oct. 19, 1942

62-63

do., aft,

do.

Sept. 25, 1942

64-65

Fore peak framing,

do.

Sept. 25, 1942

66-69

Stem casing,

do.

Sept. 18, 1942

70-71

Stern frame & skeg,

do.

Sept. 16, 1942

72-73

Skeg,

do.

Sept. 14, 1942

74-75

Propellers & fairwater caps,

do.

Sept. 12, 1942

76-77

Arrg=t of shafting,

do.

July 30, 1942

78-80

Shaft struts,

do.

Nov. 11, 1942

81-82

Bossing plan,

do.

Dec. 1942

83-84

Draft marks,

do.

Jan. 28, 1943

85-86

Anchor handling,

do.

Nov. 18, 1942

87-89

Capstan arrg=t.,

do.

Sept. 12, 1942

90-91

Rudder skin connections,

do.

Oct. 12, 1942

92

Arrg=t of steering stand, aft.,

do.

Aug. 21, 1942

93-94

Surface lookouts,

do.

Jan. 11, 1943

95-96

Leadsmans platform,

do.

Oct. 27, 1942

97

Arrg=t. of platforms & windscreen for
   loanding signalman,

do.

Jan. 19, 1943

98-99

Bow chock,

do.

Aug. 26, 1942

100

Hawse pipe,

do.

Nov. 24, 1942

101-102

Horizontal signaling boom,

do.

Dec. 7, 1942

103-104

Sounding boom,

do.

Aug. 27. 1942

105-106

Foundations for mooring fittings,

do.

Jan. 18, 1943

107-109

do.

do.

Jan. 13, 1943

110-112

Inclined ladders in island structure,

do.

-

113

Anchor & abandon ship ladders,

do.

Sept. 23, 1942

114

Gen. arrg=t. of accommadiation
   ladders,

do.

Dec. 24, 1942

115-116

Airplane handling boom, gen. arrg=t.,
   for hulls 301 to 303,

do.

Oct. 9, 1942

117-118

do., for hulls 304-350

do.

Nov. 9, 1942

119-120

Island structure, for hulls 301-303

do.

Nov. 27, 1942

121-122

Island structure, for hulls 301-303,

do.

Nov. 27, 1942

123-124

Flight deck markings,

do.

Dec. 10, 1942

125-126

Wood planking, flight deck, arrg=t.,

do.

Oct. 23, 1942

127-129

Arrg=t of flight deck, frame 5 to 47,

do.

Nov. 30, 1942

130

do., frame 47 to 101 & Island
   structure,

do.

Dec. 20, 1942

131-132

do., frame 101-146,

do.

Dec. 1, 1942

133

do., frame 146-202,

do.

Dec. 2, 1942

134

Flight deck plating, fwd.,
   hulls 301-303

do.

Nov. 11, 1942

135-137

do., aft,

do.

do.

138-140

Flight deck walkways & island
   structure, compartment & access,

do.

Sept. 26, 1942

141-143

Arrg=t of gallery deck & walkways,
   frames 5-47,

do.

Nov. 24, 1942

144

do., frames 48-102,

do.

Nov. 20, 1942

145

do., frames 100-147,

do.

Nov. 27, 1942

146

do., frames 146-202,

do.

do.

147-148

Gallery walkways & gun platforms,
   frames 5-47,

do.

Jan. 6, 1943

149-152

do., frames 5-47, for hulls 301-303,

do.

Jan. 14, 1943

153-155

do., frames 47-101,

do.

do.

156-158

do., frames 101-146,

do.

Mar. 4, 1943

159-160

do., frames 146-202,

do.

Feb. 11, 1943

161-164

Arrg=t of rails & stanchions,
   gallery walkways, fwd.

do.

Nov. 30, 1942

165-166

do., aft,

do.

do.

167-168

do., tower levels & flight deck,

do.

Nov. 9, 1942

169-170

Arrg=t. of hangar deck, showing
   location of hold down fittings,

do.

Jan. 2, 1943

171-172

Arrg=t. of fixed tower mast,
   for hulls 301-303,

do.

Nov. 24-1942

173-174

do., hulls 304-350,

do.

-

175-176

Structural details of fixed tower mast,

do.

Oct. 7, 1942

177-178

do., part 1,

do.

Dec. 7, 1942

179-181

Rigging details of fixed tower mast,
   part 1

do.

Dec. 16, 1942

182-185

do., part 2

do.

do.

186-187

Antenna boom, arrg=t & details,

do.

Dec. 12, 1942

188-189

Uptake casing,

do.

do.

190

Arrg=t of machinery, X-tions fwd.
   engine room,

do.

-

191-192

do., aft,

do.

-

193-194

Arrg=t of machinery, elevation at c.l.
   looking to stbd.,

do.

Jan. 4, 1943

195-196

do., looking to port,

do.

-

197-198

Ventilation, elevation, fwd.
   & aft engine room,

do.

Nov. 5, 1942

199-201

do., X-tions, do.,

do.

do.

202-205

Ventilation, elevation, machinery
   space plan, fwd. & aft engine rooms,

do.

Sept. 11, 1942

206-208

Ladders & gratings, fwd. engine room,

do.

Nov. 28, 1942

209-210

Ammunition hoists & escape trunks,
   sheet 1, hulls 301-318 only,

do.

Dec. 10, 1942

211-213

do., sheet 1a, hulls 319-350,

do.

do.

214-216

do., sheet 2,

do.

Dec. 20, 1942

217-219

5" gun foundation for 5"/38
   cal AA gun,

do.

Dec. 1, 1042

220-221

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