World War I
American Battleships
Delaware class
A Study in Blueprints
Vol I

by Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-108 $75.00 (Foreign, $105.00)(11"x17", soft cover, 128 pages)
Ships of class: USS Delaware (BB-28) and USS North Dakota (BB-29).

LIST OF BLUEPRINTS

Title

Shipyard & Vessel

Date of
Document

Page

Location of name & draft figures,

Newport News, S.B.
Newport News, Virg.
Delaware (BB-28)

Feb. 26, 1910

9-10

Outboard fittings, boat stowage,
rails & rigging, etc.,

do.

Mar. 9, 1909

11-12

do.

do.

June 14, 1911

13-16

Boat stowage,

BuC&R
Navy Dept.
Quincy, Mass.
North Dakota (BB-29)

Dec. 1, 1909

17-19

Compartment & access,

Newport News, SB
Newport News, Virg.
Delaware (BB-28)

May 4, 1911

20-21

do.

do.

do.

22-23

Stem & bow framing,

BuC&R
Navy Dept.
Quincy, Mass.
North Dakota (BB-29)

Jan. 20, 1911

24-26

do.

Newport News, SB
Newport News, Virg.
Delaware (BB-28)

Nov. 26, 1910

27-30

Stern post, counter casting & stem
framing,

do.

Aug. 25, 1910

31-33

Cross sections, frames 19, 86, 98,
108 & 122,

do.

May 4, 1011

34-35

Floors, frames 10 through 23,

do.

Nov. 26, 1910

36-38

Floors, frames 24 through 32,

do.

do.

39-41

Floors, frames 33 through 43,

do.

do.

42-44

Floors, frames 44 through 57,

do.

do.

45-48

Floors, frames 58 through 76

do.

Nov. 26, 1910

49-52

Floors, frames 78 through 88 1/2,

do.

do.

53-55

Floors, frames 89 through 95,

do.

do.

56-58

Floors, frames 96 through 103,

do.

do.

59-61

Floors, frames 104 through 112,

do.

do.

62-64

Outside plating,

BuC&R
Navy Dept.
Quincy, Mass.
North Dakota (BB-29)

June 23, 1909

65-69

Gun deck plating,

Newport News, SB
Newport News, Virg.
Delaware (BB-28)

Dec. 25, 1910

70-72

Gun deck joiner plan,

do.

Mar. 27, 1909

73-76

Main deck plating,

do.

May 2, 1908

77-80

Forecastle deck plating,

do.

Dec. 28, 1910

81-82

Superstructure deck,

do.

Dec. 25, 1910

83

Superstructure plating,

do.

Dec. 28, 1910

84-86

Bridge, upper conning bridge & check
compass platform,

do.

Dec. 7, 1908

87-88

Berthing & messing,

Norfolk Navy Yard
Norfolk, Virg.
Delaware (BB-28)

May 4, 1911

89-91

Docking plan,

do.

Apr. 28, 1911

92-93

Gen. Arrg=t., of awnings & jack rod
details,

Newport News, SB
Newport News, Virg.
Delaware (BB-28)

Nov. 26, 1910

94-95

Masts & spars,

BuC&R
Navy Dept.
Quincy, Mass.
North Dakota (BB-29)

Oct. 12, 1910

96-97

Forward searchlight tower,

do.

Feb. 10, 1909

98-99

Aft, searchlight tower,

do.

Dec. 8, 1908

100-101

Proposed arrg=t., of flying bridge &
conning platform,

New York Navy Yard
New York, NY
Delaware (BB-28)

Aug. 20, 1911

102

Arrg=t., of searchlights on forecastle &
main decks,

Newport News, SB
Newport News, Virg.
Delaware (BB-28)

Dec. 28, 1910

103

Arrg=t., for handling searchlights

do.

Dec. 15, 1910

104-105

Conning tower foundations,

do.

Nov. 26, 1910

106-107

Searchlight tower between frames 71-73,
main deck,

do.

Dec. 28, 1910

108-109

Searchlight tower between frames 51-55,
boat deck,

do.

do.

110-111

Proposed installation of vegetable
lockers in mainmast,

BuC&R
Navy Dept.
Quincy, Mass.

Apr. 27, 1911

112

Conning tower,

BuC&R
Navy Dept.
Quincy, Mass.
North Dakota (BB-29)

do.

113-116

Ladders & netting in fire control towers,

Fore River S.B. Co.
Delaware (BB-28)

May 11, 1909

117-119

Arrg=t., of fire control towers,

Newport News, SB
Newport News, Virg.
Delaware (BB-28)

-

120-122

Side ladders, gen., arrg=t.,

do.

Dec. 15, 1910

123-124

Docking keel,

do.

Nov. 26, 1910

125-128

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