World War II
Combat Loaded Attack Transports
Gilliam (APA-57) class
S4-SE2-BD1 hulls
A Study in Blueprints

by Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-101 $75.00 (Foreign, $105.00)(11"x17", soft cover book of engineering drawings, 159 pages)
Ships of class: USS Gilliam (APA-57), USS Appling (APA-58), USS Audrain (APA-59), USS Banner (APA-60), USS Barrow (APA-61), USS Berrien (APA-62), USS Bladen (APA-63), USS Bracken (APA-64), USS Briscoe (APA-65), USS Brule (APA-66), USS Burleson (APA-67)(IX-67), USS Butte (APA-68), USS Carlisle (APA-69), USS Carteret (APA-70), USS Catron (APA-71), USS Clarendon (APA-72), USS Cleburne (APA-73), USS Colusa (APA-74), USS Cortland (APA-75), USS Crenshaw (APA-76), USS Crittenden (APA-77), USS Cullman (APA-78), USS Dawson (APA-79), USS Elkhart (APA-80), USS Fallon (APA-81), USS Fergus (APA-82), USS Fillmore (APA-83), USS Garrard (APA-84), USS Gasconade (APA-85), USS Geneva (APA-86), USS Niagara (APA-87) and USS Presidio (APA-88).

LIST OF BLUEPRINTS
Gilliam (APA-57) class

Title

Shipyard
& Vessel

Date of
Document

Page

Booklet of General Plans: outboard
profile; inboard profile; sections 27,
56, midship, 108 & 135; main deck;
1st platform; top of house &
navigating deck; superstructure
deck and upper deck,

Combat Loaded Transport
APA-57 to 61
Consolidated Steel Corp.
Wilmington, Calif.
Design Agents P.L. Hoslyn & M.J. Ryan
149 New Montgomery St.
San Francisco, Calif.

June 11, 1943

13-17

General arrangement, inboard profile,

Combat Loaded Transport
APA-57 to 88
Design S4-SE2-BD1
Consolidated Steel Corp.
Wilmington, Calif.
Design Agents P.L. Hoslyn & M.J. Ryan
149 New Montgomery St.
San Francisco, Calif.

Dec. 11, 1943

18-19

General arrangement, compartment &
access, inboard profile,

do.

Dec. 31, 1943

20-21

Compartment & access, inner bottom
& hold,

do.

Oct. 14, 1943

22-23

Compartment & access, 1st & 2nd
platforms,

do.

Oct. 19, 1943

24-25

Compartment & access, main & upper
decks,

do.

Nov. 12, 1943

26-27

Compartment & access, superstructure deck, navigating deck & top of house,

do.

Nov. 10, 1943

28-34

Lines plan,

do.

Jan. 14, 1944

35-37

Forward body,

do.

Dec. 11, 1953

38

Midship section,

do.

Sept. 16, 1943

39-40

Docking plan,

do.

Dec. 16, 1943

41-43

Shell expansion, fwd.,

do.

Oct. 20, 1943

44-45

Shell expansion, aft,

do.

Sept. 30, 1943

46-47

Main deck, plating,

do.

Nov. 3, 1943

48-50

Upper deck, plating,

do.

Nov. 10, 1943

51-54

Superstructure deck plating & house
tops,

do.

Nov. 8, 1943

55-57

Navigating deck plating and top of
house,

do.

Nov. 16, 1943

58-59

General arrangement, 2nd platform,

do.

Dec. 6, 1943

60-62

General arrangement, 1st platform,

do.

Oct. 15, 1943

63-65

General arrangement, main deck,

do.

do.

66-68

General arrangement, upper deck,

do.

do.

69-72

General arrangement, superstructure
deck,

do.

do.

73-75

General arrangement, navigating deck
& top of house,

do.

do.

76-77

General arrangement, wheel house &
chart room, navigating deck,

do.

Feb. 21, 1944

78-80

General arrangement, weather decks,

do.

Dec. 28, 1944

81-82

Skeg,

do.

Sept. 23, 1943

83-84

Trash burner, arr=g=t., & details, on
main deck frames 97-103,

do.

Feb. 1, 1944

85

24" searchlight platform on stack,

do.

Nov. 24, 1943

86-87

Ladders, accomodation, handling &
stowage,

do.

Nov. 24, 1943

88-90

Ladders & grating in funnels, arr=g=t.,
& details,

do.

Dec. 14, 1943

91-92

Taffrail log boom & brackets,

do.

Oct. 28, 1943

93-94

Stress diagram for top masts,

do.

Nov. 18, 1943

95-97

Stress diagram for king post & booms,

do.

Oct. 27, 1943

98-102

Rigging, 5 & 15 ton booms, at
foremast,

do.

Nob. 14, 1943

103-105

Rigging, 5 & 15 ton booms, main mast
- 2 ton booms at frame 59,

do.

Nov. 4, 1943

106-108

Cargo handling, arr=g=t.,

do.

Nov. 11, 1943

109-110

Ventilation, 1st platform, aft,

do.

Dec. 15, 1943

111-113

Ventilation, main deck, aft,

do.

Dec. 16, 1943

114-116

Ventilation, main deck, fwd,

do.

Dec. 15, 1943

117-119

Ventilation, upper deck, aft,

do.

do.

120-122

Ventilation, upper deck, fwd,

do.

Dec. 12, 1943

123-125

Ventilation, superstructure deck,

do.

Dec. 6, 1943

126-128

Ventilation, top of house &
navigation deck,

do.

Dec. 21, 1943

129-131

Ventilation, forward machinery
space, sections,

do.

Nov. 13, 1943

132-133

Ventilation, forward machinery
space, frames 68 to 83, elevation,

do.

Nov. 10, 1943

134-135

Ventilation, after machinery space,
elevations,

do.

Dec. 9, 1943

136-137

Ventilation, after machinery space,
frames 93 to 108, plan views,

do.

Dec. 6, 1943

138-140

Ventilation, after machinery space,
frames 93 to 108, sections,

do.

Dec. 7, 1943

141-143

Ventilation, aux machinery space,
plan & elevations,

do.

Dec. 11, 1943

144-147

Arrg=t., of machinery in engine room,
plans,

do.

Jan.15, 1944

148-152

Superstructure & 40/mm gun, forward,

do.

Dec. 3, 1943

153-155

Bridge front & foundation for 20/mm
guns,

do.

Nov. 14, 1943

156-159

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