The Cold War
American Hunter-Killer submarines
(Large type) Gato class
USS Grouper (SSK-214)
A Study in Blueprints

by Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-072 $80.00 (Foreign; $110.00)(11"x17" soft cover book book of engineering drawings, 208 pages)
Sub of class: USS Grouper (SS-214)(SSK-214)(AGSS-214).

List of Blueprints

Title

Shipyard &
Vessel

Date of
Document

Page

Outboard fittings, general arr=g=t.,

Mare Island Naval Shipyard
Vallejo, California
SSK-214

-

13-14

Main deck & inboard profile,

do.

-

15-17

Platform deck & hold, general arr=g=t.,

do.

-

18-20

Booklet of general plans: outboard
profile, main and bridge deck, hold,
platform deck, inboard profile, cross
sections,

do.

Oct. 20, 1954

21-23

Lines & offsets, bow fairing in way of
sound dome,

do.

June 30, 1950

24-25

Lines & molded offsets,

Electric Boat Co.
Groton, Conn.
SS-212-227, 240-264

June 5, 1940

26-28

Docking plan,

Mare Island Naval Shipyard
Vallejo, California
SSK-214

June 30, 1950

29-30

Outer shell expansion, forward,

do.

Sept. 30, 1950

31-32

Outer shell expansion, aft,

do.

Sept. 28, 1950

33-35

Hovering line, arrangement,

do.

-

36-37

Compartment & access,

do.

-

38-40

Compartment & tanks, arr=g=t.,

Electric Boat Co.
Groton, Conn.
SSK214

-

41

Ship=s name-letters & figures,

Electric Boat Co.
Groton, Conn.
SS-212

-

42

Draft marks,

do.

-

43

Bow buoyance framing, elevations &
flats, frames 0-13,

Mare Island Naval Shipyard
Vallejo, California
SSK-214

June 3, 1950

44-45

Bow buoyancy framing, sections 0-6,

do.

July 12, 1950

46

Bow buoyancy framing, sections 7-13,

do.

April 10, 1951

47

Bow framing, frames 1-6, below 18'-6"
top of chain locker, elevation and
plans,

do.

Aug. 22, 1950

48-49

Bow framing, frames 1-6, below 18'-6" flat, sections,

do.

Sept. 6, 1950

50

Bow framing, below 18'-6" flat & top
of chain locker, sections, frames 7 to
12 incl.,

do.

July 20, 1950

51

Frames 13, 14, 15 & 16,

do.

July 13, 1950

52-53

Frames 17, 18, 19, 20 & 21,

do.

Sept. 1, 1950

54

Frames 22, 23, 24 & 25,

Electric Boat Co.
Groton, Conn.
SS-212-227, 240-264

July 19, 1940

55

Frames 26, 27 & 28,

do.

do.

56

Frames 39, 30 & 31,

do.

do.

57

Frames 32, 33 & 34,

do.

Dec. 30, 1940

58-59

Frames 36, 37 & 38,

do.

July 10, 1940

60

Frames 39, 40 & 41,

do.

July 18, 1940

61

Frames 42, 43 & 44,

do.

do.

62

Frames 45, 46 & 47,

Electric Boat Co.
Groton, Conn.
SS-265-274, 361-364

Nov. 15, 1940

63

Frames 48, 49 & 51,

Electric Boat Co.
Groton, Conn.
SS-212-227, 240-264

June 26, 1940

64

Frames 50, 52 & 53,

do.

do.

65-66

Frames 54, 55 & 56,

do.

do.

67-68

Frames 57, 58 & 59,

do.

do.

69

Frames 60, 61 & 63,

do.

June 19, 1940

70

Frames 62, 64 & 69,

do.

June 25, 1940

71

Frames 65, 66, 67 & 68,

do.

June 24, 1940

72-73

Frames 70, 71, 72 & 73,

do.

do.

74-75

Frames 74, 75 & 76,

do.

do.

76

Frames 77, 78 & 79,

do.

do.

77

Frames 80, 81 & 82,

do.

July 9, 1940

78-79

Frames 83, 84 & 85,

do.

do.

80-81

Frames 86, 87 & 88,

do.

do.

82-83

Frames 89, 90 & 91,

do.

Aug. 7, 1940

84

Frames 92, 93 & 94,

do.

Aug. 5, 1940

85

Frames 95, 96, 97 & 98,

do.

Aug. 5, 1940

86-87

Frames 99, 100, 101 & 102,

do.

do.

88-89

Frames 103, 104, 105 & 106,

do.

do.

90

Frames 109, 110, 111 & 112,

do.

July 9, 1940

91

Frames 113, 114, 115 & 116,

do.

July 11, 1940

92

Frames 117, 118, 119 & 120,

do.

July 19, 1940

93

Frames 121, 122, 123 & 124,

do.

do.

94

Frames 125, 126, 127, 128, 129 & 130,

do.

do.

95-96

Superstructure frames 14 to 18 incl.,

Mare Island Naval Shipyard
Vallejo, California
SSK-214

May 17, 1950

97

Superstructure frames 19 to 22 incl.,

do.

do.

98

Superstructure frames 23 to 26 incl.,

do.

do.

99

Superstructure frames 27 to 32 incl.,

do.

do.

100

Superstructure frames 33 to 38 incl.,

do.

do.

101

Superstructure frames 39 to 44 incl.,

do.

May 31, 1950

102

Superstructure frames 45 to 53 incl.,

do.

do.

103-104

Superstructure frames 54 to 62 incl.,

do.

May 18, 1950

105-106

Superstructure frames 63 to 71 incl.,

do.

June 1, 1950

107-108

Superstructure frames 72 to 80 incl.,

do.

June 18, 1950

109-110

Superstructure frames 81 to 89 incl.,

do.

Sept. 7, 1950

111-112

Superstructure frames 90 to 98 incl.,

do.

June 22, 1950

113-114

Superstructure frames 99 to 107 incl.,

do.

Sept. 18, 1950

115-116

Superstructure frames 108 to 116 incl.,

do.

July 18, 1950

117

Superstructure frames 117 to 126 incl.,

do.

do.

118

Superstructure sides and main deck
frames bow to 33,

do.

July 5, 1950

119-120

Superstructure sides and main deck
frames 33 to 69,

do.

July 11, 1950

121-122

Superstructure sides and main deck
frames 69 to stern,

do.

July 26, 1950

123-125

Framing plan,

Electric Boat Co.
Groton, Conn.
SS-212-227, 240-252

June 7, 1940

126-127

Stern framing,

do.

July 16, 1940

128-129

Stern framing, modifications to
frames 133 to a.p.,

Mare Island Naval Shipyard
Vallejo, California
SSK-214

Jan. 20, 1951

130

Structural cutting & ripping-out plan,
profile & plan views,

do.

-

131-132

Main deck walkway, frames 48 to 57,

do.

-

133-134

Cable run & trunk, 16 ft. sonar dome
to frame 19,

do.

-

135

Ships bell,

Electric Boat Co.
Groton, Conn.
SS-212-227, 240-264

-

136

Stern diving gear, arr=g=t., aft,

Mare Island Naval Shipyard
Vallejo, California
SSK-214

-

137-138

Stern diving planes & details,

Electric Boat Co.
Groton, Conn.
SS-212-227, 240-264

-

139-140

Shaft struts,

do.

March 20, 1943

141-142

Rudder, rudderstock & details,

do.

June 24, 1940

143-144

Fairwater sleevesk shaft tubes and struts,

do.

May 1, 1941

145

Stem casting & towing fairlead,

do.

Nov. 8, 1940

146

Hawse pipe,

Mare Island Naval Shipyard
Vallejo, California
SSK-214

-

147-149

Bow chock, retractable,

do.

-

150-152

Stern chock, retractable,

do.

-

153

Flagstaffs & light supports,

Electric Boat Co.
Groton, Conn.
SS-212-227

Sept. 7, 1944

154-155

Guards for propellers & stern diving
planes,

do.

-

156

Hatch davit,

do.

-

157

Protecgytors-zinc,

Mare Island Naval Shipyard
Vallejo, California
SSK-214

-

158-159

Streamlined hood, ford., & aft escape
& aft torpedo loading hatches,

do.

-

160

Torpedo loading hatch, for=d.,

Electric Boat Co.
Groton, Conn.
SS-212-227, 240-264

-

161

Torpedo loading hatch, aft,

do.

-

162

Side ladder, portable,

do.

-

163

Ladders & grabs, arr=g=t., sheet #1,

Mare Island Naval Shipyard
Vallejo, California
SSK-214

-

164-165

Ladders & grabs, arr=g=t., sheet #2,

do.

-

166-167

Escape & rescue, arr=g=t, diagram,

Electric Boat Co.
Groton, Conn.
SS-212-227, 240-264

-

168-169

Escape trunk, ford. torpedo room,

do.

-

170

Arr=g=t., escape trunk, ford. torpedo
room,

do.

-

171

Escape hatch skirt,

do.

-

172

Hatch coaming, ford escape trunk-
upper hatch,

do.

 

 

-

173

Watertight door-forward access trunk,
closing device, arr=g=t. & foundation
details,

do.

-

174

Mast for masthead light, arrangement,

do.

-

175

Mast for masthead light,
mast & details,

do.

April 4, 1941

176

Steering gear arr=g=t., aft,

Mare Island Naval Shipyard
Vallejo, California
SSK-214

Sept. 4, 1950

177-178

Bow diving planes, structural, details,

do.

-

179-180

Anchor, modifications,

do.

-

181

Hovering weight, instillation,

do.

-

182-183

Hovering weight, details,

do.

-

184-186

Conning tower, fairwater and bridge,
lines and offsets,

do.

Sept. 21, 1950

187-188

Conning tower fairwater, elevation at
c.l. and plan views,

do.

Nov. 2, 1950

189-191

Conning tower fairwater, joiner work
and access doors,

do.

Jan. 12, 1950

192-193

Conning tower fairwater, sections
forward, frames 46 to 54,

do.

Oct. 2, 1950

194-196

Conning tower fairwater, sections aft
frames 54-65

do.

Nov.6, 1950

197-198

Conning tower fairwater, exterior
plating and plan views,
above 35'-4" w.l.,

do.

-

199-201

Lookout stations,

Philadelphia Naval Shipyard
Philadelphia
SSK-214

-

202

Bridge, frames 46-66, arr=g=t.,
of electrical apparatus,

Mare Island Naval Shipyard
Vallejo, California
SSK-214

March 30, 1951

203

Foundation & support for periscopes
(edo fairing installation),

do.

-

204-206

Berths, arr=g=t., crews quarters,

Electric Boat Co.
Groton, Conn.
SS-212-227, 240-264

1944

207-208

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