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

by Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-062 $75.00 (Foreign: $105.00)(11"x17", soft cover book of engineering drawings, 192 pages)
Ships of class: USS Ticonderoga (CV-14), USS Randolph (CV-15), USS Hancock (CV-19), USS Boxer (CV-21), USS Leyte (CV-32), USS Kearsarge (CV-33), USS Reprisal (CV-35), USS Antietam (CV-36), USS Princeton (CV-37), USS Shangri La (CV-38), USS Lake Champlain (CV-39), USS Tarawa (CV-40), USS Valley Forge (CV-45), USS Iwo Jima (CV-46) and USS Philippine Sea (CV-47).

List of Blueprints

Title

Vessel &
Shipyard

Date of
Document

Scale

Page

Inboard Profile,

USS Randolph
(CVS-15)
Nwport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co.,
Newport News,Va.

Corrected to
Sept. 8, 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.

31-32

Gallery deck,

do.

do.

do.

33-34

Forecastle deck,

do.

do.

do.

35-36

Island platforms & bridges,

do.

do.

do.

37-38

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

do.

do.

1/16"

39

Main and 2nd decks,

do.

do.

1/32"

40-41

3rd and 4th decks,

do.

do.

do.

42-43

1st and 2nd platforms,

do.

do.

do.

44-45

Title

Vessel &
Shipyard

Date of
Document

Page

Profile & plan view,

USS Randolph
(CV-15)

July 4, 1944

46

          do.

USS Boxer
(CV-21)

Feb. 1, 1945

47

Outboard profile, port & starboard,

USS Randolph
(CV-15)
Newport News
Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co.,
Newport News,Va.

 

Oct. 10, 1944

48-49

Inboard profile & bridges,

do.

do.

50-51

Flight, gallery & forecastle decks,

do.

do.

52-53

Main, 2nd & 3rd decks,

do.

do.

54-55

Type x-tions, frames 23, 49, 14, 175,
  102 & 104,

do.

do.

56-59

Outboard fittings, starboard side,

do.

Aug. 28, 1944

60-62

do., port side,

do.

do.

63-65

do., plan view,

do.

Aug. 24, 1944

66-68

Docking plan,

do.

July 16, 1944

69-73

Sponson at stern,

do.

Aug. 24, 1944

74-76

Outside plating, fwd. to frame 102,

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

Aug. 17, 1944

77-79

do., aft to frame 102,

do.

Nov. 10, 1944

80-83

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

do.

Nov. 11, 1944

84-85

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

do.

Mar. 9, 1941

86-88

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

do.

Feb. 17, 1941

89-91

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

do.

Mar. 1, 1941

92-93

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

do.

Mar. 14, 1941

94-96

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

do.

April 10, 1941

97-99

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

do.

Aug. 8, 1941

100-102

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

do.

Mar. 24, 1941

103-104

Stern framing, below main deck,
   aft of frame207,

do.

May 6, 1941

105-106

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

do.

June 8, 1943

107-109

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

do.

do.

110-111

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

do.

Aug. 11, 1943

112-113

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

do.

June 8, 1941

114-115

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

do.

June 12, 1941

116-117

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

do.

May 19, 1941

118-119

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

do.

May 17, 1941

120-121

Side framing, above 4th deck,
   frames 200 2 to206 1/2,

do.

May 12, 1941

122-123

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

do.

1941

124-126

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

do.

Mar. 5, 1941

127-129

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

do.

Jan. 8, 1941

130-132

Inboard & end island, enclosure bhd,
  frame 95 to 104,

do.

-

133-135

Outboard island enclosure bhd, aft frame 93,

do.

Feb. 14, 1942

136-137

Inboard & end island, enclosure bhd,
  frame 93,

do.

do.

138-139

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

do.

Feb. 12, 1942

140-142

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

do.

 

 

Jan. 2, 1942

143-146

Forecastle deck plating,

do.

July 5, 1943

147-148

Comm. Platform plating & beams,

do.

Oct. 18, 1943

149-151

Flag bridge plating & beams,

do.

Nov. 25, 1943

152-154

Top of pilot house plating & beams,

do.

-

155-156

Navigating bridge plating & beams,

do.

Oct. 10, 1944

157-159

Deck house on flight deck,
   between frames114-120,

do.

Jan. 8, 1942

160-162

Radar platform on smoke stack,

do.

Nov. 23, 1944

163-164

Type ABM@ reproducer platform on smokestack,

do.

Nov. 4, 1944

165-166

Foundation-windless & capstan at forecastle
   deck,

do.

Dec. 11, 1943

167-168

Foundation for stern capstain, motor & resistors,

do.

Jan. 12, 1942

169-170

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

do.

-

171-173

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

do.

1941

174-175

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

do.

Feb. 27, 1943

176-178

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

do.

Jan. 12, 1942

179

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

do.

April 27, 1942

180-181

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

do.

Aug. 25, 1944

182-184

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

do.

Jan. 12, 1942

185-186

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

do.

Mar. 31, 1942

187-189

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

do.

Dec. 18, 1941

190-192

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