World War II
American Cruisers
Brooklyn class
A Study in Blueprints

by Duane Borchers, Sr

BK-053 $75.00 (Foreign: $105.00)(11"x17" soft cover book of engineering drawings, 172 pages)
S
hips of class: USS Brooklyn (CL-40), USS Philadelphia (CL-41), USS Savannah (CL-42), USS Nashville (CL-43), USS Phoenix, sold to Chile and renamed General Belgrano (CL-46), USS Boise (CL-47) and USS Honolulu (CL-48).

List of Drawings 

Title

 Vessel &
Shipyard

Date of Document

Page

Inboard profile,

USS Boise
(CL-47)
New York
Shipbuilding
Corp., Camden,
N.J.

Oct. 7, 1938

11-13

Forward body lines, stem to frame 75,

do.

Sept. 11, 1934

14-15

After body lines, frame 76 to stern,

do.

do.

16-17

Sheer, 1/2 breath & body,

do.

Feb. 6, 1936

18-23

Anchor handling, arrangement,

do.

July 8, 1936

24-26

Boat stowage, arrangement, 40'motor launch,

do.

Mar. 28, 1935

27-28

Boat stowage, arrangement, 36' motor launch
   & 35' motor boat,

do.

do.

29-30

Towing gear, arrangement,

do.

Apr. 24, 1934

31

Fairwater,

do.

June 29, 1934

32-33

Boat handling & stowage, arrangement,

do.

Feb. 7, 1935

34-35

Arrangement of after boat boom,

do.

Nov. 2, 1934

36-37

Arrangement of forward boat boom,

do.

June 31, 1934

38-39

Forward & after outboasd propeller shaft
   struts,

do.

Feb. 17, 1934

40-42

Propeller guards,

do.

Nov. 1, 1934

43-44

Rudder & rudder stock,

do.

Oct. 4, 1934

45-48

Insulation & deck covering, 2nd,
  main deck & bridges,

do.

Aug. 6, 1934

49-52

Outline plans showing location of all
   searchlights, running, anchor & signal
   lights,

do.

Apr. 24, 1936

53-54

Mainmast & fittings,

do.

Dec. 5, 1938

55-57

Foremast fittings,

do.

do.

58-60

Oiling at sea between cruiser & destroyer,
   arrangement & details,

do.

Apr. 17, 1935

61-62

Boat crane, general arrangement,

do.

Sept. 26, 1936

63-64

Rigging arrangement, formast,

do.

Aug. 19, 1935

65-67

Arrangement of side ladder,

do.

May 16, 1936

68-69

Awings, awning curtains & watercloths,

do.

Oct. 7, 1938

70-72

Communications platform, top of midship
   deck house & upper levels,

do.

July 8, 1936

73-75

Rail & awning stanchions, main deck aft,
   arrangement,

do.

July 2, 1936

76-79

Rigging arrangement, mainmast,

do.

Feb. 12, 1936

80-82

Rail & stanchion arrangement, bridges &
   platforms,

do.

Oct. 20, 1936

83-86

Rail & awning stanchions,
  main deck forward,

do.

May 10, 1935

87-89

Stowage of working paravanes & sliding shoe,

do.

Oct. 25, 1938

90-92

Paravane gear, details,

do.

do.

93-95

Paravane gear, general arrangement

do.

do.

96-98

Paravane gear, socket for davit & handling
   sliding shoe,

do.

do.

99-100

Standard letters for ship's name,

do.

Oct. 17, 1938

101-102

Ships names & boot topping,

do.

do.

103

Standard draft numbers for draft marks,

do.

do.

104

Draft marks,

do.

do.

105-106

Airplane handling,

do.

Oct. 25, 1936

107-108

Airplane elevator, general arrangement,

do.

Sept. 26, 1938

109-111

Hanger hatch cover, arrangement,

do.

Oct. 21, 1938

112-114

Arrangement of hangar

do.

Oct. 7, 1938

115-116

Airplane crane, 'A' frame backstay,

do.

Oct. 24, 1935

117-118

Airplane crane, arrangement,

do.

Oct. 10, 1938

119-120

6" gun turrets, assembly, elevations,

do.

Oct. 7, 1938

121-123

6" gun turrets, assembly, plan views,

do.

do.

124-125

6" gun turrets, general arrangement,
   elevations,

do.

do.

126-129

6" gun turrets, general arrangement,
  plan views,

do.

do.

130-133

Turret armor, side plates,

do.

do.

134-136

Turret shelf plate & framing,

do.

do.

137-138

Ammunition handling arrangement,

do.

do.

139-143

Arrangement fire & flushing system,2nd deck
   & above, forward,

do.

do.

144-146

Compartment testing diagram, main deck &
   bridges,

do.

do.

147-148

Incinerator, arrangement,

do.

do.

149-151

Ventilation, profiles & sections

do.

Dec. 8, 1938

152-155

Ventilation, profiles & sections

do.

do.

156-157

Ventilation, profiles & sections,

do.

do.

158-159

Ventilation, turrets,

do.

do.

160-161

Ventilation, forward engine room, plan views,

do.

do.

162-163

Ventilation, forward engine room, elevation,

do.

do.

164-165

Ventilation, after engine room, plan view,

do.

do.

166-168

Crews galley, main deck, general arrangement,

do.

Jan. 10, 1935

169-170

Chief Petty Officers mess room,

do.

Oct. 7, 1938

171-172

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