World War II, Korea & Viet Nam
American Mine Sweepers
Raven class
A Study in Blueprints

by Duane Borchers, Sr.


BK-076
$60.00 (Foreign; $90.00(11"x17" soft cover soft cover book of engineering drawings, 120 pages)
Ships of class: USS Raven (AM-55) & USS Osprey (AM-56).

List of Blueprints

Title

Vessel &
Shipyard

Date of
Document

Scale

Page

Lines and molded offsets,

Navy Dept.
BuC&R
Washington, DC
AM-55 & 56

July 8, 1938

1/8"

5-10

Outboard profile,

do.

Mar. 31, 1938

1/4"

11-16

Inboard profile,

do.

do.

do.

17-20

Main & forecastle decks and bridge,

do.

do.

do.

21-27

Midship & type sections--
Shell & framing plan,

do.

do.

do.

28-35

Title

Vessel &
Shipyard

Date of
Document

Page

Deck supports & compartment &
  access, main-forecastle & bridge
  decks,

Norfolk Navy Yard
Const & Repair
Industrial Dept.
AM-55 & 56

May 26, 1939

36-37

Deck matting, covering & treads on
  bridge, main & platform decks,

do.

Aug. 29, 1939

38-39

Rail & awning stanchions, jack &
  ensigh staffs & awnings,

do.

June 28, 1940

40-42

Hawse pipes & towing pad,

do.

Dec. 22, 1939

43-44

Arrangement of f=c=sle & navigating
  bridge decks,

do.

July 24, 1939

45-46

Ships name, draft marks, insignia &
  boat topping,

do.

May 7, 1940

47-48

Bell and bracket,

do.

Aug. 30, 1940

49

Side ladder-arrangement & details,

do.

Nov. 22, 1940

50-51

Abandon ship ladders,

do.

Mar. 25, 1940

52

Ladders & details,

do.

Mar. 13, 1940

53-55

Chain pipe, locker arrg=t and grating,

do.

Oct. 13,. 1939

56-57

Stand for 12" signal searchlight,

do.

Mar. 29, 1941

58

Sounding boom,

do.

Aug. 30, 1940

59-60

Reel for position bouy towline,

do.

Sept. 27, 1940

61

Electro-hydraulic windless,
  Operating diagram,

McKiernam Terry Corp.
Harrison, N.Y.

Mar. 27, 1940

62

Anchor handling, arr=g=t.,

Norfolk Navy Yard
Const & Repair
Industrial Dept.
AM-55 & 56

Nov. 7, 1940

63-64

Windless room, preliminary arr=g=t.,

do.

June 3, 1939

65

Windless room, arr=g=t.,

do.

Oct. 31, 1940

66-67

Rudder,

do.

Aug. 29, 1939

68-70

Foremast searchlight platform &
   details,

do.

Aug. 15, 1939

71-72

Masthead & towing light pole,

do.

Mar. 11, 1941

73-74

Mast,

do.

July 24, 1940

75

Mast rigging & antenna arr=g=t.,

do.

Feb. 11, 1941

76-78

Masts, yards, staff, gaff & antenna
  outrigger,

do.

July 17, 1940

79-81

Mast stays & shrouds,

do.

Sept. 10, 1940

82-83

Crows nest,

do.

July 9, 1940

84-86

Hatch & overside davits, davit
   stowage & lifting eyes over
   hatches,

do.

Aug. 16, 1940

87-88

Boat boom,

do.

Oct. 2, 1940

89-91

Boat & mine handling boom, arr=g=t.,

do.

Aug. 9, 1940

92-93

Boat stowage, 30' motor launch on
  skid beams, p/s,

do.

Aug. 7, 1939

94

Ventilation, ford. engine room,

do.

Jan. 12, 1940

95-97

Ventilation, aft. engine room,

do.

Nov. 12, 1941

98-100

Chocks & bitts for mooring,
   sweeping gear & bulwark plating,

do.

Dec. 22, 1939

101-103

Towing hawser reel for 8" manila
  rope, 120 fathoms,

do.

Sept. 23, 1940

104

Cable reel & drive details,

do.

Feb. 5, 1941

105-107

High speed mine sweeping handling,
  arr=g=t.,

do.

April 3, 1941

108-110

Type AO@ mine sweeping gear, arrg=t.,

do.

May 11, 1945

111-112

Mine sweeping gear type AO@ details,
  sheet 2,

do.

June 5, 1945

113-114

.50 cal AA machine gun foundations
  on navigating bridge, p/s,

do.

Oct. 23, 1939

115

Splinter protection on 3"/50 cal AA
  & .50 cal machine guns,

do.

Feb. 3, 1941

116-118

Arr=g=t., crews quarters, platform
  deck,

do.

June 7, 1939

119-120

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