The Cold War & Viet Nam
American Oilers
Neosho (AO-143) class
A Study in Blueprints

by Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-079 $60.00 (Foreign; $90.00)(11"x17" soft cover book of engineering drawings, 140 pages)
Ships of class: USS Neosho (AO-143), USNS Neosho (T-AO-143), USS Mississinewa (AO-144), USNS Mississinewa (T-AO-144), USS Hassayampa (AO-145), USNS Hassayampa (T-AO-145), USS Kawishiwi (AO-146), USNS Kawishiwi (T-AO-146), USS Truckee (AO-147), USNS Truckee (T-AO-147), USS Ponchatoula (AO-148), Ponchatoula (T-AO-148).

Title

Vessel &
Shipyard

Date of
Document

Scale

Page

Main deck,

Bethlehem Steel Co.
Shipbuilding Div.
Quincy, Mass.
AO-143

-

1/16"

15-17

01 level,

do.

do.

do.

18-20

Boat handling & stowage,

Navy Dept.
Wash., D.C.
O-143 to 148

-

do.

21-14

Fueling & replenishment at sea, plan,

Long Beach Naval Shipyard

July 11, 1958

-

25

Fueling & replenishment at sea, elevation,

do.

do.

-

26

Title

Vessel &
Shipyard

Date of
Document

Page

Inboard profile,

Bethlehem Steel Co.
Shipbuilding Div.
Quincy, Mass.
AO-143 class

1952

27-29

Design study, tightness of decks, outboard profile & lower decks,

do.

Feb. 2, 1952

30

1st platform, general arrangement,

do.

-

31-33

02 level, general arrangement,

do.

July 2, 1952

34-36

03 to 05 levels, general arrangement,

do.

July 14, 1952

37-39

Faired lines, after body,

do.

-

40

Faired lines, fore body,

do.

-

41

Outside plating, frames 42-63,

do.

Dec. 2, 1953

42-43

Outside plating, frames 63-92,

do.

Oct. 2, 1953

44-45

Outside plating, frames 92 to stern,

do.

Sept. 28, 1953

46-47

Midship section,

do.

-

48

Outline of stern,

do.

-

49

Outline of stem,

do.

-

50

Trans. web frames 66, 68, 69 & 70,

do.

Nov. 3, 1953

51-53

Deck house, main deck to 01 level, midship,

do.

Oct. 9, 1952

54-56

Deck house, between 02 & 03 levels, midship,

do.

Dec. 26, 1952

57-59

Deck house, between 03 & 04 levels, midship,

do.

Jan. 12, 1953

60-62

Deck house, above 03 level, aft,

do.

Sept. 18, 1952

63-65

Deck house 01 to 02 level, midship,

do.

Nov. 11, 1952

66-68

Main deck, compartment & access,

do.

Nov. 20, 1953

69-73

01 level, compartment & access,

do.

Nov. 16, 1953

74-77

02 level, compartment & access,

do.

Nov. 6, 1953

78-80

03 to 05 levels, compartment & access,

do.

Nov. 17, 1953

81-83

Ship=s name, draft marks, numerals & boot topping,

do.

Jan. 19, 1953

84-85

Main mast, samson posts & fittings,

do.

Jan. 27, 1955

86-88

Foremast, samson posts & fittings,

do.

Oct. 6, 1953

89-91

Arr=g=t., of remote control system (morse) for deck winches, sta. 1 & 2,

do.

Feb. 6, 1956

92-94

Arr=g=t., of remote control system (morse) for deck winches, sta. 3 & 4,

do.

do.

95-96

Arr=g=t., of remote control system (morse) for deck winches, sta. 5 & 6,

do.

Feb. 6, 1956

97-98

Arr=g=t., of remote control system (morse) for deck winches, sta. 7 & 8,

do.

do.

99-100

Arr=g=t., of remote control system for deck winches, frames 44 to 48,

do.

Oct. 13, 1955

101-102

Arr=g=t., of remote control system for deck winches, frames 56 to 60,

do.

Oct. 18, 1955

103-104

Arr=g=t., of remote control system for deck winches, frames 64 to 68,

do.

do.

105

Arr=g=t., of remote control system for deck winches, frames 69 to 73,

do.

do.

106-107

Arr=g=t., of remote control system for deck winches, frames 76 to 80,

do.

Oct. 16, 1955

108

Accommodation ladder, modifications to bridle support,

New York Shipbuilding Corp.
AO-143 class

Feb. 12, 1955

 

109-110

Eyes on shell for painter=s stages and for anchor and pilot ladders,

do.

Apr. 27, 1953

111-112

Liferails, chains & stanchions, arr=g=t., aft frame 65,

do.

1953

113-114

Bilge keel,

do.

Feb. 28. 1959

115-117

USS Mississinewa, docking plan,

New York Shipbuilding Corp.
AO-144

Sept. 24, 1959

118-119

Boat boom,

Bethlehem Steel Co.
Shipbuilding Div.
Quincy, Mass.
AO-143 class

June 30, 1953

120-121

Boat handling & stowage, 26' mwb, aft,

do.

Aug. 16, 1954

122-124

Arr=g=t., of machinery, engine & fire rooms, sections,

do.

Mar. 2, 1955

125-128

Arr=g=t., of machinery, engine & fire rooms, elev.,

do.

do.

129-130

Arr=g=t., of machinery, engine & fire rooms, plan,

do.

do.

131-133

Ventillation, engine room, plan views, supply & exhaust,

do.

Oct. 28, 1952

134-136

Ventillation, supply & exhazust, fire room, sections & elevations,

do.

Oct. 21, 1952

137-139

Ventillation, engine room, elevations, supply & exhaust,

do.

Oct. 20, 1952

140-141

Ventillation, engine room, plan views, supply & exhaust,

do.

Oct. 22, 1952

142-144

Ventillation, supply & exhaust, fire room, sections & elevations,

do.

Oct. 31, 1952

145-147

Ventillation, supply & exhaust, fire room, plan views,

do.

Nov. 20, 1952

148-150

Ammunition handling, arr=g=t., & list of ammunition,

do.

Nov. 11, 1954

151-152

General Arr=g=t., 5" handling room, mount #51,

do.

Nov. 28, 1952

153-154

5"/50 cal. ready service amm. locker,

do.

June 25, 1952

155-157

Hospital spaces, arrangement,

do.

Dec. 3, 1952

158-159

Crew=s berthing, frames 54-56, main deck,

do.

Dec. 9, 1952

160

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