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

by Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-077 $60.00 (Foreign; $90.00)(11"x17" soft cover soft cover book of engineering drawings, 139 pages)
Ships of class: USS Auk (AM-57), USS Broadbill (AM-58), USS Chickadee (AM-59), USS Nuthatch (AM-60), USS Pheasant (AM-61), USS Sheldrake (AM-62), USS Skylark (AM-63), USS Starling (AM-64), USS Swallow (AM-65), USS Heed (AM-100), USS Herald (AM-101), USS Motive (AM-102), USS Oracle (AM-103), USS Pilot (AM-104), USS Pioneer (AM-105), USS Portent (AM-106), USS Prevail (AM-107), USS Pursuit (AM-108), USS Requisite (AM-109), USS Revenge (AM-110), USS Sage (AM-111), USS Seer (AM-112), USS Sentinel (AM-113), USS Staff (AM-114), USS Skill (AM-115), USS Speed (AM-116), USS Strive (AM-117), USS Steady (AM-118), USS Sustain (AM-119), USS Sway (AM-120), USS Swerve (AM-121), USS Swift (AM-122), USS Symbol (AM-123), USS Threat (AM-124), USS Tide (AM-125), USS Token (AM-126), USS Tumult (AM-127), USS Velocity (AM-128), USS Zeal (AM-131), USS Champion (AM-314), USS Chief, (AM-315), USS Competent (AM-316), USS Defense (AM-317), USS Devastator (AM-318), USS Gladiator (AM-319), USS Impeccable (AM-320), USS Overseer (AM-321), USS Spear (AM-322), USS Triumph (AM-323), USS Vigilance (AM-324), USS Ardent (AM-340), USS Dextrous (AM-341), USS Minivet (AM-371), USS Murrelet (AM-372), USS Peregrine (AM-373), USS Pigeon (AM-374), USS Pochard (AM-375), USS Ptarmigan (AM-376), USS Quail (AM-377), USS Redstart (AM-378), USS Roselle (AM-379), USS Ruddy (AM-380), USS Scoter (AM-381), USS Shoveler (AM-382), USS Surfbird (AM-383)[U.S. Coast Guard Cutter, (ADG-383), USS Sprig (AM-384), USS Tanager (AM-385)[U.S. Coast Guard Cutter (WTR-885), USS Tercel (AM-386), USS Toucan (AM-387), USS Towhee (AM-388), USS Waxwing (AM-389), USS Wheatear (AM-390).

Ships of class, Lend-Lease: HMS Strenuous (J.338), ex-USS Vital (AM-129), HMS Tourmaline (J.339), ex-USS Usage (AM-130), HMS Elfreda (J.402), HMS Alice (BAM-2), HMS Amelia (BAM-3), HMS Amity (BAM-4), HMS Blaze (BAM-6), HMS Brutus (BAM-7), HMS Buffalo (BAM-8), HMS Catherine (J.12), ex-(BAM-9), HMS Cato (J.16), ex-(BAM-10), HMS Pique, ex-Celerity (J.23), ex-(BAM-11), HMS Chamois (J.28), ex-(BAM-12), HMS Chance (J.340), ex-(BAM-13), HMS Combatant (J.341), ex-(BAM-14), HMS Cynthia (J.345), ex-(BAM-15), HMS Elfreda (BAM-16), HMS Gazelle (J.342), ex-(BAM-17), HMS Gorgon (J.346), ex-(BAM-18), HMS Grecian (J.352), ex-(BAM-19), HMS Magic (J.400), ex-(BAM-20), HMS Pylades (J.401), ex-(BAM-21), HMS Errant (BAM-22), HMS Espoir (BAM-22), HMS Exploit (BAM-24), HMS Fairy (J.403), ex-(BAM-25), HMS Floriziel (J.404), ex-(BAM-26), HMS Foam (J.405), ex-(BAM-27), HMS Frolic (J.406), ex-(BAM-28), HMS Jasper (J.407), ex-(BAM-29), HMS Sepoy (BAM-30), HMS Steadfast (J.375), ex-(BAM-31), HMS Tattoo (J.374), ex-(BAM-32)

    List of Blueprints

Title

Vessel &
Shipyard

Date of
Document

Scale

Page

Lines and molded offsets,

Navy Dept.
BuC&R
Washington, DC
AM-55 to 65
AM-100 to 131
BAM-1 to 32

Aug. 23, 1940

1/4"

45-49

Outboard profile,

do.
AM-55 to 65

do.

do.

50-56

Inboard profile,

do.

do.

do.

57-60

Outboard & inboard profiles,

do.
AM-100 to 131
BAM-1 to 32

Aug. 5, 1941

1/8"

61

Main & forecastle decks and bridge,

do.
AM-55 to 65

Aug. 23, 1940

1/4"

62-67

do.

do.
AM-100 to 131
BAM-2 to 32

Aug. 25, 1941

do.

68-71

Ventilation engine room,

do.
AM-82 to 99

Jan. 31, 1941

1/2"

72-75

Title

Vessel &
Shipyard

Date of
Document

Page

Running & signal & anchor lights,
  locations,

Norfolk Navy Yard
Norfolk, Va.
AM-57

Sept. 12, 1941

76

Shell plating, framing, midship
  section & details,

Norfolk Navy Yard
Norfolk, Va.
AM-55

Nov. 10, 1944

77-79

Offsets, stern contour,

Norfolk Navy Yard
Norfolk, Va.
AM-57

-

80

Brackets for station keeping &
  polarity, signal lights on forward
  stack,

Norfolk Navy Yard
Norfolk, Va.
AM-55

Feb. 27, 1942

 

 

81

Foundations for stacks,

do.

Nov. 10, 1941

82-83

Fwd & aft smoke pipes air inlets,

Norfolk Navy Yard
Norfolk, Va.
AM-57

July 16, 1942

84

Arr=g=t., & details of forward smoke
  pipe,

do.

June 7, 1941

85-86

Arr=g=t., & details of after smoke pipe,

do.

June 14, 1941

87-88

Arrg=t., of shafting,

do.

Feb. 25, 1941

89-90

Electro-hydraulic windless,
   operating diagram,

McKiernan Terry Corp.
Harrison, N.Y.
AM-55, 56 & 57

Mar. 27, 1940

91

Arr=g=t., of D/F station in chart
  house,

Norfolk Navy Yard
Norfolk, Va.
BAM-1 to 32

Nov. 11, 1942

92

MN radio location,
  location of antenna,

Norfolk Navy Yard
Norfolk, Va.
AM-58 to 65
AM-100 to 131

Aug. 23, 1942

93

SA-1, SL & BK radar antenna
  locations,

do.

Sept. 1, 1942

94

Antenna system arr=g=t.,

Norfolk Navy Yard
Norfolk, Va.
AM-314 to 324
BAM-8 to 15
BAM-17 to 21
BAM-25 to 32

Nov. 11, 1942

95

do.

Norfolk Navy Yard
Norfolk, Va.
AM-100 to 131
AN-57 to 65

Feb. 15, 1943

96

Arr=g=t., of main engine lifting gear,

Norfolk Navy Yard
Norfolk, Va.
AM-57

June 24, 1941

97

Details of main engine lifting gear,

do.

do.

98

Arr=g=t. & details of lifting gear, main
  propulsion motors, generators &
  reduction gear,

do.

do.

99

Arr=g=t. of engine exhaust, boiler air
  intake & smoke piping,

do.

July 12, 1941

100-102

Engine rooms, arr=g=t. Of floors,
   ladders, handrails & gratings,

do.

Oct. 10, 1941

103-105

Mine tracks & depth charge racks,
  schedule for labeling,

do.

Apr. 30, 1941

106-107

Mine sweeping, stern crane, assembly
  & bill of material,

do.

Dec. 31, 1941

108

Mine sweeping, arr=g=t., of deck pods
  & crane foundations,

do.

Feb. 1, 1942

109-110

Mine sweeping, arr=g=t., sweep wire
  snatch block & davit,

do.

June 26, 1942

111-112

Mine tracks p/s, cable reels, assembly
  & details,

do.

Apr. 23, 1941

113-114

Mine tracks, arr=g=t., & details of
  mine release mechanism, mine stop
  &
mine lashings,

do.

Apr. 30, 1941

115-116

Mine tracks p/s, track fwd of frame
  42, arr=g=t. & details,

do.

do.

117-119

Mine tracks p/s, track frame 42 to
  frame 78, arr=g=t. & details,

do.

Apr. 9, 1941

120-123

Mine tracks p/s, frame 78 to aft end,
  arr=g=t. & details,

do.

Apr. 30, 1941

124-127

Mine tracks p/s, arr=g=t. Handling
  gear,

do.

do.

128-130

AO@ size no. 1 mine sweeping
  handling, arr=g=t.,

do.

Apr. 14, 1942

131-133

Foundation for depth charge
  projectors MK. VI (single barrel),
  stowage & handling of ready service
  depth charges,

Norfolk Navy Yard
Norfolk, Va.
AM-100 to 131

Mar. 27, 1942

134-137

.50 cal AA machine gun foundation
  & platform,

Norfolk Navy Yard
Norfolk, Va.
AM-55 to 56

Nov. 12, 1941

138

Range with griddle top electric
  automatic control,

Norfolk Navy Yard
Norfolk, Va.
AM-57

Jan. 30, 1942

139

 

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