World War II, Korea & Viet Nam
U.S. Army Cargo Ships
Design No. 330
FP/FS-135 class
A Study in Blueprints

Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-102 $75.00 (Foreign, $105.00)(11"x17", soft cover 160 pages)
Ships of class: FS-135 through FS-203, FS-222 through FS-234.

Ships of class to US Navy: USNS T-AKL-19 and USNS T-AKL-15

Ship of class to US Coast Guard: USCGC Spruce (WAK-246)

Ships of class sold privately: Viki; Sikeoynes; Alaminos, renamed Great Wicomico, Clipperton; Zebrula, renamed Sinepuxent; Theresa Lee and Henry I, renamed Star Mindanao

Ship of class to China: Shamrock

Ship of class to Costa Rica: Dopey

Ship of class to France: Petrel

Ship of class to Hong Kong: Edith Moller

Ships of class to Korea: City of Namwon, City of Yongdungpo, City of Ongjin, City of Wongju and City of Kumchon

Ship of class to Liberia: African Guide

Ships of class to the Philippines: Don Esteban, Zamboanga, Mickey, Governor Gilbert, General Segundo, Davao, Dona Filomena, Edward and General Malvar

List of Blueprints
US Army transports
FP/PS-135 class

Title

Shipyard & Vessel

Date of
Document

Page

Builder=s name plate,

Higgins Ind., Inc.
521 City Park Ave.
New Orleans, La.
Marine Design Branch
Eng. Div.
Office of Asst. Chief
Transportation for Supply
War Dept.
Wash.D.C.
Design 330

July 18, 1944

17

Ship designation,

do.

July 21, 1943

18-20

Outboard profile,

do.

Jan. 24, 1944

21-22

Inboard profile, rigging for 5 ton booms,

do.

Oct. 14, 1944

22-24

Rail & awning stanchions, arrg=t.,

do.

Nov. 18, 1943

25-26

Scantling, profile & decks,

do.

Mar. 27, 1944

27-28

Bonjean curves,

do.

Aug. 18, 1943

29-30

Lines & offsets,

do.

Mar. 15, 1944

31-32

Body plan,

do.

May 12, 1943

33

Sections, frames 11, 48 & 70,

do.

Oct. 24, 1944

34-35

Midship & other sections, frames 11, 40, 48 and 54,

do.

Mar. 3, 1944

36-37

Framing plan, floors 0 to 48,

do.

Feb. 18, 1944

38-39

Hold, arrg=t., & plan,

do.

Oct. 7, 1943

40-42

Main deck, arrg=t., & plan,

do.

May 5, 1943

43-45

Superstructure decks, arrg=t., & plan

do.

Apr. 14, 1943

46-47

Shell expansion,

do.

May 1, 1943

48-50

Docking plan,

do.

Feb. 10, 1944

51-52

Capacity plan,

do.

Feb. 10, 1944

53-54

Main deck plating,

do,

Mar. 18, 1943

55-57

Center vertical keel, flat keel & inner bottom,

do.

Mar. 8, 1943

58-59

Sounding & vent piping,

do.

July 18, 1944

60-61

Pilot house & booby hatch,

do.

May 5, 1943

62-63

Main deck house,

do.

July 26, 1944

64-66

Deck plating & girders, superstructure,

do.

May 9, 1943

67-69

Deck covering, plan,

do.

Aug. 28, 1943

70

Insulation, plan,

do.

July 18, 1944

71-72

Martin-Parry bulkheads, structural, plan,

do.

do.

73-74

Propeller,

do.

June 18, 1943

75-77

Shaft struts & bearings,

do.

Apr. 19, 1943

78-79

Stern tube & stuffing box,

do.

Apr. 6, 1943

80-81

Steering gear, arrg=t.,

do.

July 22, 1943

82-83

Rudder & rudder stock,

do.

Feb. 10, 1944

84-85

Location of fire hoseracks & fireaxes,

do.

Aug. 9, 1943

86-87

Stowage racks for spare anchors, propellers & emergency tiller,

do.

Feb. 24, 1945

88-90

Sea chests,

do.

Mar. 17, 1944

91

Vertical ladders,

do.

Feb. 10, 1944

92-93

Inclined ladders,

do.

Feb. 17, 1944

94-96

Portable ladder & gang plank,

do.

Feb. 10, 1944

97-98

Batten arrg=t., in cargo holds & chain locker,

do.

Feb. 12, 1946

99-100

Cargo hatches, details,

do.

Feb. 10, 1944

101-102

Skeg,

do.

do.

103-104

Blackout curtain, boatswain=s chair & details,

do.

Feb. 20, 1945

105-106

Antenna instillation & details,

do.

Apr. 8, 1945

107-109

Details of mooring ring, cleats, fairleads, closed chocks & bitts,

do.

Feb. 10, 1944

110-112

Anchor handling, arrg=t., & details,

do.

Feb. 17, 1944

113-115

Cargo boom rests,

do.

Feb. 10, 1944

116-117

Sounding mach boom & foundations,

do.

July 14, 1944

118

King post & booms,

do.

July 18, 1944

119-121

Rigging arrg=t., for 5 tom booms,

do.

do.

122-123

Rigging arrg=t., for 15 ton booms,

do.

July 26, 1944

124-125

Deck pad eyes & fittings for rigging,

do.

Aug. 3, 1943

126-127

Ventilation, arrg=t.,

do.

May 9, 1944

128-130

Ventilation, details, #1,

do.

Feb. 12, 1944

131-133

Ventilation, details, #2,

do.

Feb. 17, 1944

134-135

Ventilation, details, #3,

do.

Feb. 31, 1944

136-137

Machinery, arrg=t.,

do.

Mar. 31, 1944

138-139

Main propulsion engine & reduction gear, foundation for Buda engines,

do.

Jan. 14, 1944

140-142

Engine room exhaust piping,

do.

Oct. 14, 1943

143-144

Stack,

do.

Jan. 10, 1944

145

Galley range hood & stack,

do.

do.

146

Outboard lifeboat stowage, arrg=t.,

do.

Mar. 7, 1945

147-148

Boat - hoisting, arrg=t.,

do.

Aug. 28, 1943

149

Boat stowage & liferaft skids,

do.

July 18, 1944

150-152

24' motor tender; inboard profile, outboard profile & arrg=t., plan,

do.

Mar. 16, 1944

153

24' motor tender; hull construction plan & profile,

do.

July 10, 1944

154

24' motor tender; lines & offsets,

do.

July 18, 1944

155

24' motor tender; transverse sections,

do.

Feb. 13, 1945

156

24' motor tender; miscellaneous details,

do.

Sept. 15, 1944

157

24' motor tender; machinery arrg=t., Kermath diesel 2-127,

do.

Mar. 21, 1944

158

24' motor tender; machinery arrg=t., Gray diesel model 22,

do.

Mar. 22, 1944

159

Outfitting layout for Chief Engineer=s cabin, 2nd Engineer=s cabin & galley,

do.

Oct. 26, 1943

160

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