World War I & II
American Battleships
New Mexico class
A Study in Blueprints

by Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-119 $75.00 (Foreign, $105.00)(11"x17", soft cover, 134 pages)
Ships of class: USS New Mexico, ex-California (BB-40), USS Mississippi (BB-41) and USS Idaho (BB-42)

List of Blueprints

Title

Shipyard & Vessel

Date of
Document

Page

Outboard profile,

Navy Dept.
BuC&R
Wash., D.C.
Contract plans
BB-40 through 42

July 29, 1914

15-16

Superstructure, upper deck & bridges,

do.

do.

17

Sections 3, 7, 11, 17, 22, 24, 34, 40, 54, 58, 76, 82, 86, 95, 101, 106, 112, 118, 124, 129, 137, 142 & 147,

do.

do.

18-19

Traces of decks, longitudinals, etc.,

do.

do.

20

Outboard profile,

Norfolk Navy Ship Yard
Norfolk, Va.
USS Idaho BB-42

Dec. 30, 1944

21-22

Inboard profile,

do.

do.

23-24

Main deck,

do.

do.

25-26

Upper, superstructure decks, bridges
and platforms,

do.

do.

27-28

Berthing & messing, 2nd deck,

do.

Feb. 17, 1936

29-33

Berthing & messing, main deck,

do.

do.

34-36

Berthing & messing, upper deck &
above,

do.

do.

37-38

Tightness - compartment testing, hold
& inner bottom,

do.

Feb. 10, 1936

39-41

Tightness - compartment testing, 1st &
2nd platforms,

do.

-

42-44

Tightness - compartment testing, 3rd &
inclined splinter deck,

do.

do.

45-47

Tightness - compartment testing, 2nd
deck,

do.

do.

48-50

Tightness - compartment testing, main & upper deck,

do.

do.

51-53

Tightness - compartment testing,
superstructure deck, bridges &
platforms,

do.

Feb. 10, 1936

54-55

Ventilation, profile,

do.

Feb. 17m 1936

56-59

Ventilation, weather decks, main &
upper deck,

do.

do.

60-63

Ventilation, superstructure deck,

do.

do.

64-65

Fire systems & flushing, elevation,

do.

Mar. 11, 1936

66-69

Fire main & flushing system, main
deck & above,

do.

do.

70-73

Drains from fire control platforms &
sections of scupper drains,

do.

Feb. 17, 1936

74-76

Blister shell plating,

do.

Dec. 15, 1931

77-79

Plate I, flooding effect diagram,

Navy Dept.
BuC&R
Wash., D.C.

May 1940

80-81

Plate I-A, cross sections, diagrams,
frames 5, 8, 14, 22, 26, 30, 34, 372,
43, 46, 54, 59, 72, 78, 88, 95, 103,
109, 113, 117, 120, 125, 131 & 137,

Puget Sound Navy Yard
Bremerton, Wash.
USS Idaho BB-42

April 1937

82-84

Plate II, damage control, main,
upper, superstructure decks &
platforms,

Navy Dept.
BuC&R
Wash., D.C.

Feb. 1935

85-86

Plate III, damage control, 2nd, 3rd &
splinter decks,

do.

do.

87-89

Plate IV, damage control, 1st & 2nd

platforms,

Norfolk Navy Ship Yard
Norfolk, Va.
USS Idaho BB-42

do.

90-92

Plate V, damage control, hold &

inner bottom,

do.

Feb. 1935

93-95

Smoke stack guys,

-

Dec., 1918

96

Smoke pipe, details,

-

-

97

Towing, arrangement,

Norfolk Navy Ship Yard
Norfolk, Va.
USS Idaho BB-42

Apr. 24, 1935

98-99

Paravane gear, general arrangement,

do.

Aug. 30, 1934

100-101

Stern airplane crane, general

arrangement,

do.

Feb. 17, 1936

102-104

Boat crane, general arrangement,

do.

do.

105-107

Boat stowage & handling,

do.

Feb. 10, 1936

108-110

Signaling facilities,

Norfolk Navy Ship Yard
Norfolk, Va.
USS Mississippi BB-41

Mar. 20, 1934

111-113

Arrangement of armor,

Norfolk Navy Ship Yard
Norfolk, Va.
USS Idaho BB-42

-

114-115

Ammunition handling, inboard
profile,

do.

Feb. 17, 1936

116-118

Ammunition handling, main, upper,
superstructure decks & bridges,

do.

do.

119-121

14" turrets, general arrangement, plan
of shelf plate,

do.

Mar. 26, 1936

122-123

14" turrets, general arrangement,
transverse section,

do.

do.

124-125

14" turrets, general arrangement at
turret base & machinery level,

do.

do.

126-127

14" turrets, general arrangement, plan
of roof,

do.

do.

128

14" turrets, general arrangement
powder handling & turning gear
rooms,

do.

Mar. 26, 1936

129

14" turrets, general arrangement, plan
of pan,

do.

do.

130

Ventilation turrets 1, 2, 3 & 4,

do.

Feb. 17, 1936

131-134

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