World War II, Korean War
Viet Nam and the Cold War
American Submarines
Gato  (SS-212) class
A Study in Blueprints
Volume II

by
Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-133 $85.00 (Foreign, $105.00)(11"x17", soft cover, 156 pages)
Subs of class: USS Gato (SS-212), USS Greenling (SS-213), USS Grouper (SS-214)(SSK-214)(AGSS-214), USS Growler (SS-215), USS Grunion (SS-216), USS Guardfish (SS-217), USS Albacore (SS-218), USS Amberjack (SS-219), USS Barb (SS-220), Enrico Tazzoll (S-511), USS Blackfish (SS-221), USS Bluefish (SS-222), USS Bonefish (SS-223), USS Cod (SS-224)(AGSSB224) (IXSS-224), USS Cero (SS-225)(AGSS-225), USS Corvina (SS-226), USS Darter (SS-227), USS Drum (SS-228)(AGSS-228), USS Flying Fish (SS-229)(AGSS-229), USS Finback (SS-230), USS Haddock (SS-231), USS Halibut (SS-232), USS Herring (SS-233), USS Kingfish (SS-234), USS Shad (SS-235), USS Silversides (SS-236)(AGSS-236), USS Trigger (SS-237), USS Wahoo (SS-238), USS Whale (SS-239), USS Angler (SS-240)(SSK-240)(AGSS-240)(IXSS-240), USS Bashaw (SS-241)(SSK-241)(AGSS-241), USS Bluegill (SS-242)(SSK-242)(AGSS-242), USS Bream (SS-243)(SSK-243)(AGSS-243), USS Cavalla (SS-244)(SSK-244) (AGSS-244), USS Cobia (SS-245)(AGSS-245), USS Croaker (SS-246)(SSK-246)(AGSS-246)(IXSS-246), USS Dace (SS-247), Leonardo da Vinci (S-510), USS Dorado (SS-248), USS Flasher (SS-249), USS Flier (SS-250), USS Flounder (SS-251), USS Gabilan (SS-252), USS Gunnel (SS-253), USS Gurnard (SS-254), USS Haddo (SS-255), USS Hake (SS-256)(AGSS-256), USS Harder (SS-257), USS Hoe (SS-258), USS Jack (SS-259), HHMS Amfitriti (S-09), USS Lapon (SS-260), HHMS Poseidon (S-78), USS Mingo (SS-261), HIJMS Kuroshio (SS-501), USS Muskallunge (SS-262), Humaita (S-14), USS Paddle (SS-263), Riachuelo (S-15), USS Pargo (SS-264), USS Peto (SS-265), USS Pogy (SS-266), USS Pompon (SS-267)(SSR-267), USS Puffer (SS-268), USS Rasher (SS-269)(SSR-269)(AGSS-269)(IXSS-269), USS Raton (SS-270)(SSR-270)(AGSS-270), USS Ray (SS-271), USS Redfin (SS-272)(SSR-272)(AGSS- 72), USS Robalo (SS-273), USS Rock (SS-274)(SSR-274)(AGSS-274), USS Runner (SS-275), USS Sawfish (SS-276), USS Scamp (SS-277), USS Scorpion (SS-278), USS Snook(SS-279), USS Steelhead (SS-280), USS Sunfish (SS-281), USS Tunny (SS-282)(SSG-282)(APSS-282)(LPSS-282), USS Tinosa (SS-283), USS Tullibee (SS-284), USS Golet (SS-361), USS Guavina (SS-362)(SSO-362)(AGSS-362)(AOSS-362), USS Guitarro (SS-363), TCG Prevese (S-22)(S-340), USS Hammerhead (SS-364), TCG Cerbe (S-03)(S-341).

LIST of BLUEPRINTS

Title

Shipyard & Vessel

Date of
Document

Page

Superstructure sides & main deck, Bow to frame 43,

Electric Boat Co.
SS-215 to 221
SS-253 & 243

Aug. 29, 1944

49-51

Superstructure sides & main deck, frames 43 to 72,

do.
SS-212 to 216

do.

52-54

do.

do.
SS-212 to 225
SS-247

do.

55-57

Superstructure sides & main deck, frames 72 to stern,

do.
SS-217 to 221

do.

58-60

Superstructure frames 14 to 18,

do.
SS-212 to 221
SS-253-258

do.

61-62

Superstructure frames 19 to 22,

do.

do.

63

Superstructure frames 23 to 26,

do.
SS-212 to 221
SS-253 to 264

do.

64

Superstructure frames 27 to 32,

do.

do.

65-66

Superstructure frames 33 to 38,

do.
SS-212 to 214

do.

67-68

Superstructure frames 39 to 44,

do.

do.

69-70

Superstructure frames 45 to 52,

do.
SS-212 to 216

do.

71-72

Superstructure frames 53 to 60,

do.
SS-212 to 225
SS-247
SS-253 to 264

Aug. 31, 1944

73-74

Superstructure frames 61 to 68,

do.
SS-212 to 221
SS-253-264

do.

75-76

Superstructure frames 69 to 78,

do.

do.

77-78

Superstructure frames 79 to 86,

do.
SS-212 to 216

do.

79-80

Superstructure frames 87 to 94,

do.
SS-212 to 221

Aug. 31, 1944

81-82

Superstructure frames 95 to 102,

do.

do.

83-84

Superstructure frames 103 to 110,

do.
SS-212 to 221
SS-253 to 264

do.

85

Superstructure frames 111 to 118,

do.

do.

86

Superstructure frames 119 to 124,

do.

do.

87

Conning tower, fairwater & bridge, lines & offsets,

do.
SS-212 to 216

do.

88-89

do.

do.
SS-221
SS-253 to 256

do.

90-91

Conning tower, fairwater & bridge,sections, fwd.,

do.
SS-212 to 216

do.

92-93

Conning tower, fairwsater & bridge, sections, aft,

do.
SS-212 to 220

do.

94-95

Conning tower, fairwsater & bridge, elevation & plans,

do.
SS-212 to 216

do.

96-97

do.

do.
SS-221
SS-253 to 255

do.

98-99

do.

do.
SS-256

do.

100-101

do.

do.
SS-222 to 225
SS-247
SS-257 to 264

Sept. 23, 1944

102-104

Conning tower, fairwater & bridge, joiner work,

do.
SS-212 to 216

Sept. 7, 1944

105-107

do.

do.
SS-222 to 225
SS-247
SS-257 to 264

do.

108-109

Conning tower, fairwater & bridge, joiner work,

do.
SS-221
SS-253 to 256

Sept. 7, 1944

110-112

Conning tower fairwater & bridge, airports,

do.
SS-212 to 216

do.

113-114

Conning tower, arrg=t.,

do.
SS-212 to 217

Sept. 26, 1944

115-116

Steering gear, conning tower & bridge steering stands, shafting, arrg=t.,

do.
SS-212 to 216

Sept. 22, 1944

117

Periscope & mast, supports - fairwsater,

do.
SS-212 to 218

do.

118-119

No. 1 & 2 periscopes, gen. Arrg=t.,

do.
SS-212-221
SS-253 to 260

Oct. 24, 1944

120-121

Bridge, arrg=t.,

do.
SS-212 to 216

Sept. 21, 1944

122-124

do.

do.
SS-221

do.

125-127

Rails & stanchions, bridge, arrg=t.,

do.
SS-212 to 220

Sept 7, 1944

128

do.

do.
SS-222 to 227
SS-240 to 252
SS-257 to 264

do.

129-130

Awnings & supports, bridge,

do.
SS-212 to 214

do.

131-132

Mast & masthead light, arrg=t.,

do.
SS-212 to 218

Sept. 27, 1944

133

Control room, arrg=t.,

do.
SS-222 & 223
SS-261 to 264

Sept. 21, 1944

134-135

Light boxes, contour & side lights,

do.
SS-212 & 213

Sept 7, 1944

136-137

Bow diving gear, arrg=t, fwd.,

do.
SS-240

Oct. 13, 1944

138-139

Bow diving gear, structural housing,

do.
SS-212 to 227
SS-240 to 264

Aug. 28, 1944

140-141

Bow diving planes,

do..

Sept. 1, 1944

142-143

Bow & stern diving gear hand control & indicating mech., in congrol room, arrg=t.,

do.
SS-212 to 227
SS-240 to 264

Oct. 14, 1944

144-145

Stern diving gear, line shafting & arrg=t., aft,

do.
SS-213 to 227
SS-240 to 242
SS-247 to 250

Oct. 4, 1944

146-148

Stern & diving planes & details,

do.
SS-212 to 227
SS-240 to 264

Sept. 1, 1044

149-160

Stern diving gear, line shafting arrg=t., midship,

do.

Oct. 4, 1944

151-152

Steering gear, arrg=t., aft,

do.
SS-212 to 221
SS-253 to 264

Sept. 22, 1944

153-154

Steering gear, control room steering stand, arrg=t.,

do.

do.

155-156

 

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