World War II
American Battleships
Tennessee class
A Study in Blueprints

by Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-112 $75.00 (Foreign, $105.00)(11"x17", soft cover, 124 pages)
Ships of class: USS Tennessee (BB-43) and USS California (BB-44)

List of Blueprints

Title

Shipyard & Vessel

Date of
Document

Scale

Page

Outboard profile,

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
Bremerton, Wash.
USS California (BB-44)

Feb. 24, 1953

1/32"

23-24

Inboard profile,

do.

do.

do.

25-26

Bridges, platforms &
superstructure & upper
decks,

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
Bremerton, Wash.
USS Tennessee (BB-43)

May 18, 1943

do.

27-28

2nd deck & 3rd deck,

do.

do.

do.

29-30

2nd platform & hold,

do.

do.

do.

31-32

Main deck & 1st platform,

do.

do.

do.

33-34

Inner bottom,

do.

do.

do.

35-36

Title

Shipyard & Vessel

Date of
Document

Page

Outboard fittings, profile

Finished Plan
BuC&R
Navy Dept.
USS California (BB-44)

 

Apr. 10, 1922

37-39

Inboard profile,

do.

do.

40-42

Outboard fittings, deck plan,

do.

do.

43-44

Fire control & conning tower, plotting
room & central station, general
arrg=t.,

do.

Apr. 18, 1922

45

Sections at frames 2, 12, 29, 34, 40, 57, 81, 100, 106, 118, 129, 134 & 139,

do.

-

46-47

Midship section at frame 69,

do.

-

48-49

Lines & offsets,

Puget Sound Navy Yard
Seattle, Wash.
USS California (BB-44)

1943

50-55

Midship sections of hull blisters for
Florida, Wyoming, New York,
Nevada, Pennsylvania, New Mexico
& Colorado,

-

-

56

Superstructure deck & above, joiner
plan,

Finished Plan
BuC&R
Navy Dept.
USS California (BB-44)

Apr. 10, 1922

57-59

Upper deck, joiner plan,

do.

Sept. 19, 1919

60-62

Main deck, fwd., joiner plan,

do.

do.

63-65

Main deck, aft,

do.

do.

66-67

Berthing & messing, main & upper
decks,

do.

June 7, 1920

68-70

2nd deck, fwd., joiner plan,

do.

Sept. 19, 1919

71-73

2nd deck, aft, joiner plan,

do.

Apr. 10, 1922

74-76

Gen. arrg=t., of scuppers & drains,

do.

Apr. 18, 1922

77-79

do.

do.

do.

80-82

Docking plan,

do.

June 12, 1938

83-85

Protected flag battle station,

do.

Dec. 8, 1927

86

Protected flag battle station & bridge
arrg=t.,

do.

May 11, 1929

87

Lighting system, upper deck,

do.

June 1922

88-90

Lighting system, main deck, fwd.,

do.

do.

91-92

Lighting system, main deck, aft,

do.

do.

93-94

Arrg=t., of boat crane,

do.

Apr. 18, 1922

95-97

Arrg=t., of lowering boom to deck,

do.

do.

98

Steering gear, gen. arrg=t., & compass
installation,

do.

Apr. 18, 1922

99

Ventilation supply systems #14, 15, 17,
27 & 54, exhaust systems #16 & 20,
main deck fwd., & sections fwd. of
frame 34,

do.

do.

100-102

Ventilation lower machinery pace of
engine room,

do.

do.

103-105

Ventilation system upper machinery
space of engine room,

do.

do.

106-108

Ventilation suply systems #47 & 48,
2nd platform & hold aft of frame
116, profile & sections,

do.

do.

109-111

Airplane handling, power operated
stern crane, gen. arrg=t.,

Puget Sound Navy Yard
Seattle, Wash.
USS California (BB-44)

Jan. 13, 1935

112-114

Airplane inst., 6500 lb. plane, mark
III gun, catapult type
Mark IV mod. I, tracks,

Finished Plan
BuC&R
Navy Dept.
USS California (BB-44)

Apr. 22, 1926

115-116

Torpedo handling,

do.

Apr. 18, 1922

117

Gen. arrg=t., of trolley track & location
of torpedoes in torpedo room,

do.

do.

118-119

Sections & elevations, ventilation of
14" turrets,

do.

do.

120-121

Plan views, ventilation 14" turrets,

do.

do.

122-124

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