World War II
American Aircraft Carriers
USS Lexington (CV-2) class
A Study in Blueprints

by Duane Borchers, Sr.

Book-094 $75.00 (Foreign, $105.00)(11"x17", soft cover, 184 pages)
Ships of class: USS Lexington (CV-2) and USS Saratoga (CV-3).

List of Blueprints

Title

Vessel &
Shipyard

Date of
Document

Page

Booklet of general plans: outboard
profile, stbd; outboard profile, port;
inboard profile; bridge decks; flight
deck; main deck; upper half deck;
middle half deck; 2nd & hangar
deck, 3rd deck; inclined protective
platform; 1st platform deck; 2nd
platform; hold and inner bottom
expanded,

USS Lexington (CV-2)
Navy Yard Puget Sound

Mar. 26, 1930
& corrected to
May 7, 1941

27-39

Booklet of general plans: outboard
profile, stbd; outboard profile, port;
inboard profile, bridges &
superstructure; flight deck; main
deck; uper half deck; middle half
deck; 2nd & hangar decks; sections
at frames 8, 38, 65. midship 148,
176 & 204,

USS Saratoga (CV-3)
New York Navy Yard

April 27, 1936
& corrected to
May 1945

39-47

Outboard profile,

CV-2 & CV-3
Contract plans
Navy Dept
BuC&R

Sept. 29, 1922

48-51

Inboard profile,

do.

do.

52-54

Upper deck, mast, bridges & smoke
pipe,

do.

do.

55-58

Lines & molded offsets,

do.

do.

59-62

Modification in lines due to increase
in extent of flying deck,

do.

Dec. 5, 1923

63-64

Proposed blister added to stbd., side,

do.

June 25, 1939

65

Showing obstruction when in Panama
canal lock,

do.

Dec. 14, 1927

66

Cross sections 4, 9, 28, 36, 52, 56, 73, 97, 117, 138, 149, 165, 173, 188, 198 & 203,

do.

Sept. 29, 1922

67-68

Stern framing,

CV-3
New York Shipbuilding Corp.

-

69-71

Framing diagram,

CV-2 & CV-3
Contract plans
Navy Dept
BuC&R

Sept. 29, 1922

72-74

Expansion of outside plating,

do.

do.

75-77

Details of armor & connections,

do.

do.

78-80

Main or berth deck & upper half
deck, compartment & access,

do.

do.

81-83

Upper deck, mast, bridges & smoke
pipe, ventilation,

do.

do.

84-86

Smoke pipe casing & adjcuent
structures,

do.

do.

87-90

Hangar stowage schemes,

do.

do.

91-94

Arrangement of scuppers, elevations,

CV-3
New York SB.,
Camden, NJ

Jan. 27, 1925

95-97

Arrangement of scuppers, plan,

do.

do.

98-100

Navigating bridge,

CV-2 & CV-3
Contract plans
Navy Dept
BuC&R

Dec. 16, 1924

101-102

Forward & after house in way of
smoke pipe enclosure,

CV-3
New York SB.,
Camden, NJ

Aug. 17, 1927

103-104

Rearrangement of upper deck,

CV-2 & CV-3
Contract plans
Navy Dept
BuC&R

Dec. 18, 1923

105-108

Tripod mast & top,

do.

July 1923

109-111

For=d elevator platform, arrg=t.,

CV-3
New York SB.,
Camden, NJ

Nov. 11, 1924

112

For=d elevator, gen. arrg=t,
x-tions & elevations,

do.

July 11, 1925

113-115

Arrg=t., of structural details of aft
elevator,

do.

-

116

After elevator, general arrg=t.,

do.

do.

117-119

Norden catapault,

CV-2 & CV-3
Contract plans
Navy Dept
BuC&R

-

120

Radio instillation,

do.

1923

121-122

General arrg=t of airplane crane,
port side,

do.

1924

123-124

Centerline hawse pipe,

CV-3
New York SB.,
Camden, NJ

Dec. 28, 1924

125-127

Port & stbd., hause pipes,

do.

-

128-130

Ladders from flying deck to 50' boat
recess, port & stbd.,

do.

July 10, 1925

131

Inclined ladders flying deck to 35 &
40' boat recess, port,

do.

do.

132

Inclined ladders flying deck to 30'
boat recess, port,

do.

do.

133

Forward tripod mast,

do.

June 7, 1927

134-136

Walkway & searchlight control
platforms,

do.

Oct. 9, 1925

137-138

General arrg=t of bridges,

do.

Feb. 12, 1926

139-140

Propeller booms,

do.

Nov. 2, 1925

141

Arrg=t of safety net at stern,

do.

Nov. 11, 1925

142-143

Shaft tubes, plan view,

do.

Nov. 10, 1920

144-146

Voice tubes, main deck, fwd.,

CV-2
Bethlehem Steel. Corp.
Quincy, Mass.

-

147-149

Voice tubes, main deck, aft,

do.

-

150-151

Voice tubes, flying deck, fwd.,

do.

-

152-153

Voice tubes, flying deck, aft,

do.

-

154-155

Voice tubes, bridges,

do.

April 3, 1928

156-157

Boat slings, 50' motor launch & 40'
motor boat,

CV-3
New York SB.,
Camden, NJ

Jan. 26, 1926

158

Boat slings, 36' m.l., 26' motor life
boat, 40' motor launch, 30' motor
launch, 20'motor launch & 14'
punt,

do.

Jan. 23, 1926

159

Arrg=t., of grips & chocks 50' motor
launch, sections,

do.

Mar. 26, 1925

160

Arrg=t., of grips & chocks 30' motor
launch,

do.

Aug. 21, 1925

161

Arrg=t., of grips & chocks 36' motor
launch,

do.

do.

162-163

Stowage of 40' motor boat,

do.

Mar. 2, 1925

164

Stowage of 40' motor boat, on weather
deck,

do.

Dec. 14, 1926

165-166

Stowage of 26' motor whale boat,

do.

June 28, 1925

167

General arrg=t., of 21" torpedo room,
frames 177 to 187, 2nd deck,

CV-2
Bethlehem Steel. Corp.
Quincy, Mass.

-

168-169

Torpedo stowage, arrg=t., & details of
18" airplane torpedoes,

do.

-

170

Tordpedo stowage, racks & final adj.,
of 18" torpedoes, hanger deck,
frames 75-112,

do.

-

171-172

Gen. arrg=t., of torpedo elevator aft
frame 174,

CV-3
New York SB.,
Camden, NJ

July 9, 1924

173-175

Rearrangement of battery & flying
deck,

CV-2 & CV-3
Contract plans
Navy Dept
BuC&R

July 26, 1923

176

Ammunition stowage, details of 8"
shell bins,

CV-2
Bethlehem Steel. Corp.
Quincy, Mass.

Jan. 10, 1926

177-179

Fwd & after 8" battery control
stations,

CV-2 & CV-3
Contract plans
Navy Dept
BuC&R

July 23, 1925

180-181

Fwd & after 5" battery control
stations,

do.

July 25, 1925

182

Forward 8" fire control top,

CV-3
New York SB.,
Camden, NJ

Feb. 10, 1926

183-184

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