World War II, Korea, Vietnam & the Cold War
American Troopships
USS Admiral W. S. Benson (AP-120) class
P2-SE2-R1 hulls
A Study in Blueprints

by
Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-125 $75.00 (Foreign, $105.00)(11"x17", soft cover, 179 pages)
Ships of class: USS Admiral W. S. Benson (AP-120), USAT General Daniel I. Sultan (AP-120), USNS General Daniel I. Sultan (T-AP-120); USS Admiral W. L. Capps (AP-121), USAT General Hugh J. Gaffey (AP-121), USNS General Hugh J. Gaffey (T-AP-121), IX-507; USS Admiral R. E. Coontz (AP-122), USAT Alexander M. Patch (AP-122), USNS Alexander M. Patch (T-AP-122); USS Admiral E. W. Eberle (AP-123), USAT General Simon B. Buckner (AP-122), USNS General Simon B. Buckner (T-AP-122); USS Admiral C. F. Hughes (AP-124), USAT General Edunn D. Patrick (AP-124), USNS General Edwin D. Patrick (T-AP-124); USS Admiral N. T. Mayo (AP-125), USAT General Nelson M. Walker (AP-125), USNS Nelson M. Walker (T-AP-125); USS Admiral Hugh Rodman (AP-126), USAT General Maurice Rose (AP-126), USNS General Maurice Rose (T-AP-126); USS Admiral W. S. Sims (AP-127), USAT General William O. Darby (AP-127), USNS General William O. Darby (T-AP-127), USS AP-127, USS IX-510; USS Admiral David W. Taylor (AP-128) and USS Admiral F. B. Upham (AP-129).

List of Blueprints

Title

Shipyard & Vessel

Date of
Document

Page

Name, draft & freeboard marks,

Bethlehem Steel Co.
Shipbuilding Div.
Fore River Yard
Quincy, Mass.
AP-120 thru AP-127

June 2, 1943

13-14

Launching, general arrg=t.,

do.

July 23, 1943

15-16

Launching, fwd., poppets,

do.

July 22, 1943

17-18

Launching, after poppets & cradle,

do.

do.

19-21

Launching, checking arrg=t.,

do.

do.

22-23

Docking plan,

do.

Jan. 1, 1944

24-26

Offsets on frame from mold loft,

do.

Jan. 13, 1943

27-32

Faired lines,

do.

Mar. 18, 1943

33-37

Stern,

do.

May 12, 1942

38-39

Midship section,

do.

June 26, 1942

40-41

Bow framing,

do.

May 12, 1942

42-44

Stern framing,

do.

Nov. 12, 1943

45-47

Shell plating, fwd., frame 112,

do.

May 5, 1942

48-50

Shell plating, aft frame 112,

do.

May 20, 1942

51-53

Foc=s=le deck plating,

do.

Dec. 18, 1942

54-55

Deck covering AA@ deck & above,

do.

July 11, 1943

56-57

Scantling profile & decks,

do.

Jan. 22, 1944

58-59

Boat deck & houses,
compartment access,

do.

Nov. 6, 1945

60-63

Rails & stanchions, arrg=t.,

do.

May 24, 1945

64-66

Floodable length curves,

do.

Oct. 30, 1942

67-68

Bulwark,

do.

Feb. 13, 1943

69-70

Bitts & chocks, arrg=t., & locations,

do.

Jan. 7, 1943

71-73

Life buoy stowage,

do.

Sept. 4, 1943

74

Stowage of painters stages, position buoy & reel for position buoy,

do.

Oct. 22, 1943

75-76

Arrg=t., of piping on fwd smoke pipe,

do.

June 7, 1943

77-79

Arrg=t., of piping on after smoke
pipe,

do.

June 8, 1943

80-82

Arrg=t., & details of galley smoke pipe,

do.

July 10, 1943

83-85

Trash burner smoke pipe,

do.

Aug. 5, 1943

86-87

Shafting, arrg=t.,

do.

Aug. 13, 1942

88-90

Shaft strut,

do.

Aug. 17, 1942

91-92

Shaft tube,

do.

July 1, 1942

93-94

Propeller,

do.

Sept. 8, 1942

95-96

Lifting pads for propeller & rudder,

do.

-

97-98

Windless foundation,

do.

1942

99

Anchor handling, arrg=t., & details,

do.

Feb. 4, 1943

100-102

Accommodation ladder handling,

do.

Mar. 4, 1943

103

Sounding boom, arrg=t., & details,

do.

-

104-105

Boat boom, arrg=t., & details,

do.

Sept. 25, 1943

106-110

Cargo winch foundation,

do.

Mar. 13, 1943

111-112

Rigging, arrg=t., fwd & aft, sections & elevations,

do.

July 24, 1943

113-116

Rigging, arrg=t., fwd & aft, plan view,

do.

do.

117-119

Assembly of kingposts, fwd.,

do.

Sept. 3, 1943

120-122

Assembly of kingposts, aft,

do.

do.

123-125

Rigging details, sheet #1,

do.

Sept. 23, 1943

126-128

Rigging details, sheet #3,

do.

Sept. 10, 1943

129-131

Ventilation, cowls & goosenecks,

do.

June 23, 1943

132

Arrg=t., of air escapes & sounding tubes for f.o. tanks fwd., frame 98 boat deck & above,

do.

May 14, 1943

133-134

Arrg=t., of air escapes & sounding tubes for f.o. tanks fwd., frame 98 promenade deck,

do.

do.

135-136

General arrg=t., of steering gear,

do.

Dec. 11, 2943

137-139

Arrg=t., of machinery, fwd machinery space, sections,

do.

May 5, 1943

140-142

Arrg=t., of machinery, aft machinery space, sections,

do.

May 7, 1943

143-145

Arrg=t., of machinery, fwd machinery space, plans,

do.

May 8, 1943

146-148

Arrg=t., of machinery, aft machinery space, plans,

do.

May 7, 1943

149-151

Arrg=t., of machinery in motor room,

do.

Jan. 26, 1943

152-154

Arrg=t., of ladders & floor plates in motor room & shaft alley,

do.

May 17, 1943

155-157

Arrg=t., of ladders & gratings in fwd machinery space, elevation & sections,

do.

1943

158-160

Arrg=t., of ladders & gratings in fwd machinery space, plan & b/m,

do.

Sept. 1, 1943

161-163

Arrg=t., of ladders & gratings in aft machinery space, elevation & sections,

do.

Oct. 25, 1943

164-166

Arrg=t., of ladders & gratings in aft machine space, plan & b/m,

do.

Oct. 25, 1943

167-169

Gun director foundation,

do.

-

170-171

Top of house on navigation bridge & foundations for 1.1" & 20/mm guns,

do.

May 12, 1943

172-173

Deck house on promenade deck, fwd., & 5" gun foundation,

do.

April 21,1944

174-176

5" gun foundation on promenade deck, aft,

do.

-

177

Hospital spaces,

do.

Feb. 18, 1943

178-179

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