World War I
American Battleships
South Carolina class
A Study in blueprints

by Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-107 $75.00 (Foreign, $105.00)(11"x17", soft cover, 149 pages)
Ships of class: USS South Carolina (BB-26) and USS Michigan (BB-27).

List of Blueprints

Title

Shipyard &
Vessel

Date of
Document

Page

Location of draft marks,

New York Shipbuilding Co.
Camden, N.J.
Michigan (BB-27)

Nov. 17, 1906

11

Inboard & outboard profiles,

Philadelphia Navy Yard
Philadelphia, Penn.
Michigan (BB-27)

Mar. 20, 1915

12

Outboard profile,

New York Shipbuilding Co.
Camden, N.J.
Michigan (BB-27)

Feb. 10, 1910

13-14

Outboard profile & rigging,

do.

do.

15-17

Inboard profile,

do.

Feb. 9, 1912

18-21

Cross sections, frames 4, 14, 25, 42, 63, 76, 89 & 107,

do.

May, 1909

22-24

Arrg=t., of boat deck & bridges,

do.

Dec. 6, 1909

25-26

Upper deck, berthing & messing & 
joiner plan,

do.

Dec. 30, 1909

27-29

Berth deck, berthing & messing,

do.

Feb. 8, 1910

30-32

Upper platform deck,

do.

June 18, 1909

33-35

Lower platform deck,

do.

do.

36-38

Hold,

do.

do.

39-41

Main deck plating,

do.

Dec. 1, 1909

42-45

Upper deck plating,

do.

-

46-48

Superstructure deck plating,

do.

Feb., 1910

49-50

Superstructure side plating & 
bulkheads on upper & superstructure
decks,

do.

do.

51-56

Boat deck plating & beams,

do.

Feb., 1910

57-58

Pilothouse, chart house & emergency
cabin,

do.

-

59

Proposed arrg=t., of conning & flak
control towers, conning & steering
platform & chart house,

do.

Mar. 17, 1911

60

Docking plan,

do.

Feb., 1909

61-62

Docking keels,

do.

Dec. 1, 1909

63-65

Bilge keels,

do.

do.

66

Proposed platform for range finders &
torpedo defence fire control stations,
also proposed wind guards on fire
control tower,

do.

Oct. 25, 1909

67-68

Armor & armament,

do.

May 1, 1909

69-70

Deck covering, main & berth decks,

do.

Sept. 9, 1909

71-72

Deck covering, superstructure & upper
decks,

do.

-

73-74

Deck covering, boat deck & bridges,

do.

1909

75

Fwd fire control tower, gen., arrg=t.,

do.

June 15, 1909

76-77

Aft fire control tower, gen., arrg=t.,

do.

do.

78-79

Plan & details of wind shields for fire
control towers,

do.

Jan. 13, 1910

80-83

Mast stays & stack guys,

do.

Jan. 24, 1910

84-85

Fire control tower platform,

do.

-

86

Standard compass platform,

do.

-

87

Searchlight platforms for fire control
towers,

do.

Feb. 10, 1910

88-89

Bridge, searchlight platform & boat
skid beams,

do.

Feb., 1910

90-92

Boat cradles, chocks & gripes,

do.

Dec. 11, 1909

93-94

Davits for 30'-0" whale boat & gig
whale boat,

do.

Jan. 2, 1910

95-96

Davits for 30'-0" cutter & 21'-0" racing
cutter,

do.

Jan. 24, 1910

97-98

Davits for 20'-0" dinghy,

do.

Dec. 12, 1910

99

Shaft tubes,

do.

Feb. 15, 1910

100-101

Coaling arrg=t., upper & boat decks,
profile & sections,

do.

Feb. 10, 1910

102-103

Ash chutes,

do.

Dec. 30, 1909

104

Stowage of ash chutes, coaling booms,
king posts & davits,

do.

Nov. 15, 1909

105

Details of trolley & coal bucket,

do.

June 15, 1909

106

Stowage of small anchors,

do.

Jan. 26, 1910

107

Anchor cranes,

do.

July 12, 1909

108-109

Anchor tripping gear,

do.

Sept. 9, 1909

110-111

Anchor handling,

do.

Jan. 22, 1910

112

Chain pipes,

do.

Nov. 19, 1909

113-114

Hawse pipes,

do.

Oct. 18, 1909

115-116

Ladders to bridge & platforms,

do.

Oct. 29, 1909

117

Side ladders,

do.

Mar. 3, 1909

118-119

Boat booms,

do.

Jan. 26, 1910

120

Details for topmast, gaff & signal
spars,

do.

Jan. 24, 1910

121-123

Proposed support for clothes lines,

do.

Dec. 17, 1909

124

Skylights,

do.

Mar. 5, 1910

125-126

Stowage of life buoys,

do.

Apr. 6, 1909

127-128

Stern chock,

do.

Jan. 26, 1909

129

Lamp room, details,

do.

Dec. 6, 1909

130-131

Ventillation systems between frames
44-70,

do.

Dec. 20, 1909

132-134

Ventillation, profile & sections, aft,

do.

Feb. 23, 1910

135-136

Ventillation, details,

do.

Jan. 26, 1909

137-138

Arrg=t., of torpedo room,

do.

Nov. 25, 1909

139-140

12" turrets, canvas gun port covers,

do.

Feb. 18, 1910

141

3" gun port shutters,

do.

Nov. 24, 1909

142-143

Ammunition stowage, 12" magazines,
upper platform, aft.,

do.

Mar. 5, 1910

244-145

Ammunition handling,

do.

Nov. 16, 1912

146-149

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