World War II
American Submarines
Porpoise class
A Study in Blueprints

by Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-044 $60.00 (Foreign, $90.00)(11"x17" soft cover book book of engineering drawings, 70 pages)
Subs of class: USS Porpoise (SS-172) and USS Pike (SS-173).

List of Drawings

Title

Ship Yard & vessel

Date of Document

Scale

Page

Booklet of General
plans: Inboard profile,
hold & platform deck,

Portsmouth Navy Yard
USS Pike

Feb. 8, 1937

1/16@

5-6

 

Title

Ship Yard
& Vessel

Date
of Document

Page

Bonjean curves, sectional area & moments,

Portsmouth
Navy Yard
USS Porpoise

May 31, 1934

7-8

Midship section,

do.

May 21, 1935

9

Inboard profile, platform & hold,

do.

1934

10-11

Awnings, rails & stanchions, general arrg=t.,

do.

Nov. 19, 1934

12-13

do., details of awnings,

do.

do.

14

Location of anchor, blinker, running
& contour lights,

do.

Aug. 24, 1934

15

Outer shell expansion, forward,

do.

Oct. 17, 1933

16-18

do., aft,

do.

Oct. 3, 1933

19-20

Salvage air system, general arrg=t.,

Portsmouth
Navy Yard
USS Pike

Feb. 3, 1937

21-23

Ballast,

do.

April 29, 1936

24

Air, oil, water & vent systems, piping forward in superstructure, forward of frame 100,

 

Portsmouth
Navy Yard
USS Porpoise

Dec. 7, 1933

25-26

Air, oil, water systems, piping arrg=t in
ballast tanks, forward, arrg
=t.,

do.

Oct. 3, 1934

27-28

Bow diving gear,

do.

May 23, 1935

29-30

Stern diving gear,

do.

April 10, 1934

31-32

Steering gear, rudder details,

do.

July 18, 1934

33

do., arrg=t.,

do.

July 16, 1935

34

Guards,

do.

Aug. 6, 1934

35-36

Marker buoy, arrg=t & details (for
submarines)(spherical type),

Portsmouth
Navy Yard
USS Porpoise

Feb. 1, 1935

37

Escape arrg=t, forward escape,

Portsmouth
Navy Yard
USS Pike

Feb. 7, 1937

38

do., conning tower,

do.

do.

39-40

Windless & capstan, general arrg=t.,

Portsmouth
Navy Yard
USS Porpoise

March 1, 1934

41-42

Hatch davit, location, details,

do.

Oct. 11, 1934

43

Draft marks,

do.

Nov. 12, 1934

44

Ships name, name plate, letters & figures,

do.

March 5, 1935

45

Conning tower, general arrg=t.,

do.

Sept. 24, 1935

46

do., fairwater & bridge,

do.

Nov. 1, 1934

47

do., fairwater & bridge, molded lines,

do.

Nov. 28, 1934

48-49

do., fairwater & bridge, sections,

do.

Aug. 3, 1934

50-52

do., fairwater & bridge, elevations & plans,

do.

do.

53-54

Mast for vertical antenna, general arrg=t.,

do.

June 7, 1934

55

3@-50cal gun, firing clearances,

do.

April 24, 1934

56-57

Boat stowage, 20= motor boat,

do.

Aug. 12, 1935

58-59

Boat & torpedo handling, forward, arrg=t.,

do.

July 3, 1934

60-61

Main deck, details, portable cross sections
in way of boat stowage,

do.

Jan. 27, 1936

62

Cradle for transporting torpedoes
on deck, arrg
=t.,

do.

May 7, 1935

63

Berthing, messing & lockers, crew space,
frames 90 to 106.

do.

July 23, 1934

64-65

Berthing & lockers, aft torpedo room, between frames 167 & 183,

do.

Jan. 21, 1936

66-67

do., for torpedo room between
frames 22 & 34,

do.

April 23, 1934

68-69

Officers quarters,

Portsmouth
Navy Yard
USS Porpoise


July 17, 1934

70-71

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