World War II, Korea and Viet Nam
American Carriers
Essex class, short hull
A Study in Blueprints

by Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-061 $75.00 (Foreign: $105.00)(11"x17", soft cover book of engineering drawings, 183 pages)
Ships of class: USS Essex (CV-9), USS Yorktown (CV-10), USS Intrepid (CV-11), USS Hornet (CV-12), USS Franklin (CV-13), USS Lexington (CV-16), USS Bunker Hill (CV-17), USS Wasp (CV-18), USS Bennington (CV-20) and USS Bon Homme Richard (CV-31).

List of Blueprints

Title

Vessel &
Shipyard

Date of
Document

Scale

Page

Inboard Profile,

USS Wasp
(CVS-18)
Boston Naval
Shipyard
Boston, Mass.

Corrected to
Jan. 3, 1968

1/32"

25-26

Outboard profile, stbd.,

do.

do.

do.

27-28

Outboard profile, port,

do.

do.

do.

29-30

Flight deck,

do.

do.

do.

31-31

Gallery deck and forecastle deck,

do.

do.

do.

33-34

Island platforms & bridges,

do.

do.

do.

35-36

X-tions, frames 23, 62, 102, 104,
  114 and 175,

do.

do.

1/16"

37

Main and 2nd deck,

do.

do.

1/32"

38-39

3rd and 4th decks,

do.

do.

do.

40-41

Title

Vessel &
Shipyard

Date of
Document

Page

Inboard profile, port & starboard,

USS Boxer
(CV-21)
Newport News
Shipbuilding Co.
Newport News,Va.

Corrected to
Feb. 6, 1945

42-43

Outboard profile & bridges,

do.

do.

44-45

Flight, gallery & forecastle decks,

do.

do.

46-47

Main, 2nd & 3rd decks,

do.

do.

48-49

4th, 1st platform & 2nd platform decks,

do.

do.

50-51

Hold, 3rd bottom & double bottom,

do.

do.

52-53

Outside plating, fwd. to frame 102,

USS Essex
(CV-9) & class
Newport News
Shipbuilding &
Drydock Co.
Newport News,Va.

Aug. 17, 1944

54-56

do., aft to frame 102,

do.

Nov. 10, 1944

57-60

Bow framing, fwd frame 4, below 4th deck,

do.

Nov. 11, 1944

61-62

Side framing, below 4th deck,
   frame 4 2 to 12,

do.

Mar. 9, 1941

63-65

Side framing, below 4th deck,
   frame 12 2 to 181/2,

do.

Feb. 17, 1941

66-68

Side framing, below 4th deck,
   frames 19 2 to 251/2,

do.

Mar. 1, 1941

69-70

Side framing, below 4th deck,
   frames 27 to 33,

do.

Mar. 14, 1941

71-73

Side framing, below 4th deck,
   frames 167 to 1751/2,

do.

April 10, 1941

74-76

Side framing, below 4th deck,
   frames 176 2 to183 1/2,

do.

Aug. 8, 1941

77-79

Side framing, below 4th deck,
  frames 184 2 to190 1/2,

do.

Mar. 24, 1941

80-81

Stern framing, below main deck,
   aft of frame207,

do.

May 6, 1941

82-83

Bow framing, above 4th deck,
   frames f.p. to 3 2,

do.

June 8, 1943

84-86

Side framing, above 4th deck,
   frames 4 2 to 8 1/2,

do.

do.

87-88

Side framing, above 4th deck,
   frames 9 to 12 1/2,

do.

Aug. 11, 1943

89-90

Side framing, above 4th deck,
   frames 13 to 201/2,

do.

June 8, 1941

91-92

Side framing, above 4th deck,
   frames 21 to 39,

do.

June 12, 1941

93-94

Side framing, above 4th deck,
   frames 167 to 187,

do.

May 19, 1941

95-96

Side framing, above 4th deck,
   frames 189 to 200,

do.

May 17, 1941

97-98

Side framing, above 4th deck,
   frames 200 2 to 206 1/2,

do.

May 12, 1941

99-100

Bulkhead stiffening and side framing in way of
  torpedo bulkheads, frames 86 2 to 92 1/2,

do.

1941

101-103

Bulkhead stiffening and side framing in way of
  torpedo bulkheads, frames 93 2 to 99 1/2,

do.

Mar. 5, 1941

104-106

Bulkhead stiffening and side framing in way of
  torpedo bulkheads, frames 109 to 116,

do.

Jan. 8, 1941

107-109

Outboard island enclosure bhd, aft frame 93,

do.

Feb. 14, 1942

110-111

Inboard & end island, enclosure bhd,
   frame 93,

do.

do.

112-113

Inboard & end island, enclosure bhd,
  aft frame 99,

do.

Feb. 12, 1942

114-116

Sponson at main deck, frames 39-60,
   port side only,

do.

Jan. 2, 1942

117-120

Lateral support for corners of transverse
  bents under flight deck,

do.

May 11, 1942

121-122

Flight deck plating, forward frame 40,

do.

 

 

Jan. 2, 1942

123-125

Flight deck plating, frames 40-78,

do.

Oct. 13, 1943

126-127

Outboard longtiudinal girders under flight
   deck, forward frame 40,

do.

Jan. 22, 1942

128-129

Framing in way of forward elevator,
   flight deck, frames 26-39,

do.

Jan. 30, 1942

130

Framing in way of forward elevator,
   flight deck, frames131-145,

do.

Dec. 23, 1942

131-132

Forecastle deck plating,

do.

July 5, 1943

133-134

Comm. Platform plating & beams,

do.

Oct. 18, 1943

135-137

Flag bridge plating & beams,

do.

Nov. 25, 1943

138-140

Top of pilot house plating & beams,

do.

-

141-142

Navigating bridge plating & beams,

do.

Oct. 10, 1944

143-145

Rudder post & skeg,

do.

April 30, 1941

146-148

Deck house on flight deck,
   between frames114-120,

do.

Jan. 8, 1942

149-151

Radar platform on smoke stack,

do.

Nov. 23, 1944

152-153

Type ABM@ reproducer platform on
   smokestack,

do.

Nov. 4, 1944

154-155

Foundation-windless & capstan at
   forecastle deck,

do.

Dec. 11, 1943

156-158

Foundation for stern capstain, motor & resistors,

do.

Jan. 12, 1942

159-160

Portable platform in way of cutout section in
   flight deck, portside, frames 179-183,

do.

Sept. 27, 1943

161

Air defense foundation & sky lookout platform,
   between frames 87 & 92,

do.

-

162-164

Details of P.P.I. enclosures in air defense
   stations,

do.

1941

165-166

Foundation for guns & directors, port side
   sponson, frames 44-60, main deck,

do.

Feb. 27, 1943

167-169

40/mm R.S. room enclosure, bhds-top of pilot
   house, between frames 87-91,

do.

Jan. 12, 1942

170

40/mm gun director foundation, platforms &
   bhd between frames 40 & 44,

do.

April 27, 1942

171-172

40/mm cartridge case ejector, chutes &
   recepticles, forward and aft,

do.

Aug. 25, 1944

173-175

40/mm R.S. room enclosure bhds-top of pilot
   house, frames 87 to 91,

do.

Jan. 12, 1942

176-177

5" gun platform & foundations, frames 22-37,

do.

Mar. 31, 1942

178-183

5" gun platform & foundations, frames 184-198,

do.

Dec. 18, 1941

181-183

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