World War II, Korea & Viet Nam
American Attack Cargo Ships
Andromeda class
C2-S-B1 hulls
A Study in Blueprints

by Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-084 $75.00 (Foreign, $105.00)(11"x17", soft cover book of engineering drawings, 160 pages)
Ships of class: USS Andromeda, (AK-64)(AKA-15), USS Aquarius (AK-65)(AKA-16), USS Centaurus (AK-66)(AKA-17), USS Cepheus (AK-67)(AKA-18), USS Thuban (AK-68)(AKA-19)(T-AKA-19)(LKA-19), USS Virgo (AK-69)(AKA-20)(AE-30), USS Achernar (AKA-53) to Spanish navy as Castilla (TA-21), USS Algol (AKA-54)(LKA-54), USS Alshain (AKA-55), USS Arneb (AKA-56)(LKA-56), USS Capricornus, (AKA-57)(LKA-57), USS Chara (AKA-58)(AE-31), USS Diphda (AKA-59), USS Leo (AKA-60), USS Muliphen (AKA-61)(LKA-61), USS Sheliak (AKA-62), sold as SS Pioneer Isle then SS Australian Isle and finally as SS Transluna, USS Theenim (AKA-63), USS Uvalde (AKA-88), USS Warrick (AKA-89), USS Whiteside (AKA-90), USS Whitley (AKA-91) to Italian navy as Etna (A-5328), USS Wyandot (AKA-92), USNS Wyandot (T-AKA-92)(T-AK-283), USS Yancey (AKA-93)(LKA-93), USS Winston (AKA-94)(LKA-94), USS Marquette (AKA-95), USS Mathews (AKA-96), USS Merrick (AKA-97)(LKA-97), USS Montague (AKA-98), USS Rolette (AKA-99) and USS Oglethorpe (AKA-100).

Amphibious Force Command Ships of class: USS Appalachian (AGC-1), USS Blue Ridge (AGC-2), USS Rocky Mount (AGC-3) and USS Catoctin (AGC-5).

Refrigerated shops of class: USNS Bald Eagle (T-AF-50), USNS Blue Jacket (T-AF-51), USS Arcturus (AF-52), USS Pictor (AF-54), USS Sirius (AF-60) and USS Procyon (AF-61).

U.S. Navy Troopships of class: USS Ormsby (AP-94)(APA-49), USS Pierce (AP-95)(APA-50), USS Sheridan (AP-96)(APA-51), USS La Salle (AP-102), USS Comet (AP-166), USS John Land (AP-167), USS War Hawk (AP-168), USS Golden City (AP-169), USS Winged Arrow (AP-170) and USS Herald of the Morning (AP-173).

Miscellaneous Auxiliaries of class: USS Flyer (AG-178).

U.S. Army troop ships of class: Dashing Wave, Young American and Typhoon.

Civilian ships of class: SS African Dawn, SS African Star (I), SS African Sun, SS Ann McKim, SS Archer, SS Argonaut, SS Asterion, SS Belle of the West, SS Carrier Dove, SS Carrier Pigeon, SS Celestial, SS Comet (III), SS Coringa, SS Crest of the Wave, SS Defiance, SS Eagle Wing, SS Expounder, SS Flyaway, SS Flying Arrow, SS Flying Cloud (II), SS Flying Mist, SS Flying Yankee, SS Gauntlet, SS Golden Gate, SS Golden Light, SS Golden Racer, SS Golden West, SS Highflyer, SS Hurricane, SS John Land, SS Lookout, SS Mandarin, SS Messenger (II), SS Meteor (II), SS Monarch of the Seas, SS Morning Light, SS Mountain Wave, SS National Eagle, SS Neptune=s Car, SS Nonparcil, SS Ocean Rover, SS Ocean Telegraph, SS Oriental, SS Pampero, SS Queen of the Seas, SS Rainbow, SS Red Rover, SS Ringleader, SS Robin Hood, SS Santa Barbara, SS Santa Catalina, SS Santa Cecilia, SS Santa Margarita, SS Santa Maria, SS Sovereign of the Seas, SS Sparkling Wave, SS Spitfire (II), SS Titan, SS Twilight (II), SS War Hawk, SS West Wind, SS Water Witch, SS Westward Ho, SS Whirlwind, SS White Swallow, SS Wideawake, SS Wild Wave, SS Wild Rover, SS Wild Ranger, SS Wild Wave and SS Wild Hunter, laid down as SS Expounder.

List of Blueprints

Title

Shipyard
& Vessel

Date of
Document

Page

Rigging arrg=t., & outboard profile,

Williamette Iron & Steel Corp.
Portland, Oregon
AKA-56 & 57

Feb. 28, 1946

41-42

do.

Williamette Iron & Steel Corp.
Portland, Oregon
AKA-54

do.

43-45

Inboard profile, compt. & access &
   deck supports

Williamette Iron & Steel Corp.
Portland, Oregon
AKA-54, 56 & 57

March 2, 1946

46-47

Shelter deck, general arrg=t=.,

do.

March 1, 1946

48-52

Shelter deck, compt. & access & deck
   supports,

do.

March 6, 1946

53-57

2nd deck & store room flat, general
   arrg=t=.,

do.

March 7, 1945

58-60

Boat & cabin decks, gen. arrg=t=.,

do.

Feb. 7, 1945

61-62

Boat & cabin decks, compt. & access
  & deck supports,

do.

do.

63-64

Wheel house top & flying bridge,

do.

do.

65-66

Top of bridge deck house & bridge
  deck, gen. arrg=t=.,

do.

do.

67

Top of bridge deck house & bridge
  deck, compt & access & deck
  supports,

do.

do.

68

Key plan of steel bhds., in deck
  houses,

do.

do.

69-70

Mooring rings, bits & chock arrg=t=.,
  & details,

do.

Feb. 7, 1945

71-73

Towing gear-aft, arrg=t=., & details,

do.

Feb. 28, 1945

74-75

Rails & life lines, arrg=t=.,

do.

April 10, 1944

76-77

Accommodation ladders, arrg=t=.,

  & rigging,

do.

Feb. 7, 1945

78-80

Draft marks, boat topping & ships
  distinguishing numbers,

do.

do.

81

Modification to anchor handling,

do.

Feb. 28, 1945

82-84

Fueling at sea, arrg=t=., details
   & stowage of gear,

do.

do.

85-86

Paravane gear, arrg=t=., & details,

do.

-

87-89

Top masts, housing & figgings,

do.

Feb. 28, 1945

90-92

Crows nest, housing & fittings,

do.

do.

93

Searchlight platforms on uptake,

do.

do.

94-96

Radar mast & signal yardarm on
   house top, arrg=t=., & details,

do.

do.

97-100

Foundations for radar equipment,

do.

Feb. 8, 1945

101

Radio system, antenna arrg=t=.,
   & details,

do.

do.

102-103

Rigging arrg=t=., at forward kingposts,

do.

do.

104-106

30 & 15 ton booms on fwd.,
   & aft towers,

do.

do.

107-110

Arrg=t=., of ladders & rails on boom
   towers,

do.

Feb. 1, 1945

111-112

Stowage of 5, 10 & 30 ton booms,
   arrg=t=., & details,

do.

Feb. 7, 1945

113-115

Boom towers,

do.

Feb. 1, 1945

116-117

Winch foundations,

do.

Feb. 28, 1945

118-120

Framing at base of boom towers,

do.

Feb. 2, 1945

121-122

Winch resistor houses, no. 2 & 3,

do.

Feb. 7, 1945

123-125

Stowage of landing ships & tank
   lighters at hatches 2, 3, 4 & 5,
   2 of 2,

do.

Feb. 7, 1945

126-130

Detail of boat chocks on boat deck,

do.

March 7, 1945

131-134

Landing boat stowage on boat decks
   in welin davits, arrg=t=., & details,

do.

do.

135-138

30' boat boom, arrg=t=., & stowage,

do.

Feb. 28, 1945

139-140

Engine room escape trunk,

Williamette Iron & Steel Corp.
Portland, Oregon
AKA-54

do.

141-142

Ready service boxes, immersion tubes,
   spare gun barrel stowage, gun
   lockers, arrg=t.,

Williamette Iron & Steel Corp.
Portland, Oregon
AKA-54, 56 & 57

Feb. 6, 1945

143-145

40m/m gun platform, r.s. room
   & directors, arrg=t=.,

do.

Feb. 7, 1945

146-148

40m/m gun platform, aft,

Williamette Iron & Steel Corp.
Portland, Oregon
AKA-54

Feb. 6, 1945

149-151

20m/m gun platform, frame 66, p&s,

do.

do.

152

20m/m gun fdn. on boat deck & raised
   platforms, fr. 141, p/s,

Williamette Iron & Steel Corp.
Portland, Oregon
AKA-54, 56 & 57

-

153-154

Incinerator, arrg=t=., & details,

do.

Feb. 28, 1945

155-156

Arrg=t=., of crew=s galley & CPO=s
   pantry on shelter deck & ward room
   pantry on cabin deck,

do.

Feb. 6, 1945

157-159

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