USS Hornet (CV-8), Norfolk Navy Yard, February 28, 1942

World War II
American Aircraft Carriers
USS Hornet (CV-8)
A Study in Blueprints

by Duane D. Borchers, Sr.

BK-031 $75.00 (Foreign; $105.00)(11"x17", soft cover book of engineering drawings, 175 pages)
Ships of class: USS Yorktown (CV-5), USS Enterprise (CV-6) and USS Hornet (CV-8).

List of Blueprints

Title

Builder & Name of Vessel

Date of Document

Page

Booklet of general plans: Upper platform,
  top of uptake enclosure,
searchlight
   platform, plan section
through uptake
   enclosure, top of pilot
house and air plot,
   navigating bridge,
flag bridge,
   communications platform,
main deck,
   forecastle deck, flight deck,
gallery
   deck, outboard profile (starboard)
and
   outboard profile (port),

Newport News Naval Shipyard
USS Hornet

 

 

 

Oct. 24, 1941 and corrected at Newport News Naval Shipyard to Feb. 23, 1942

27-47

 

 

 

Inboard profile, forward, compartment
  
and access,

do.

Sept. 21, 1941

48-50

Inboard profile at c.l. of island,
  
compartment and access,

do.

Aug. 12, 1941

51-52

Inboard profile, aft, compartment and
  
access,

do.

June 1, 1941

53-55

Island platforms and bridges, compartment
   access and stanchions,

do.

Feb. 22, 1942

56-58

Flight deck, forward, compartment and
  
access,

do.

do.

59-61

Flight deck, aft, compartment and access,

do.

do.

62-64

Galley deck, forward, compartment and
   access,

do.

Feb. 23, 1942

65-67

Gallery deck, aft, compartment and
  
access,

do.

do.

68-70

Docking plan,

do.

Feb. 22, 1942

71-74

Ships name and draft marks,

do.

Nov. 23, 1941

75-76

Anchor handling, arrangement,

do.

Jan. 16, 1942

77-78

Mainmast, fore topmast and signal yards,
   arrangement,

do.

do.

79-81

Navigating bridge and pilot house,
  
plating and beams,

do.

Oct. 27, 1941

82-84

Flag bridge plating and beams,
   94'-6"
above c.l., frames 69 3/4 - 106,

do.

do.

85-87

Rails and stanchions on main and
  
forecastle decks, arrangement,

do.

Jan. 16, 1942

88-90

Rails and stanchions above flight deck,
  
arrangement,

do.

Nov. 27, 1941

91-92

Rails and stanchions on walkways and
  
flight deck, arrangement,

do.

do.

93-95

Portable crane for handling ammunition
  
and stores to flight deck,

do.

Dec. 18, 1941

96

Outrangers for airplane trails,

do.

do.

97-98

Sounding boom, arrangement and details,

do.

Jan. 26, 1942

99

Side ladders, aft, arrangement,

do.

Jan. 16, 1942

100-101

Boat stowage, 26' and 30' whale boat,
  
frames 84-102, arrangement,

do.

Nov. 18, 1940

102-103

Boat stowage and handling,
   general
arrangement,

do.

Jan. 16, 1942

104-105

Boat stowage, 40' motor boat and 40'
  
motor launch, flight deck frames 96-106,
   starboard, arrangement,

do.

Dec. 23, 1940

106

Boat stowage, flight deck, frames 70-94,
  
40' motor launch, 20' dinghy and 40'
  
motor boat,

do.

Jan. 16, 1942

107-108

Boat stowage, 35' motor boat and
  
electrically operated davits, arrangement,

do.

Nov. 27, 1941

109-110

Boat stowage, arrangement, 40' motor
  
boat, frames 143-152 port,

do.

do.

111

Boat stowage, arrangement, 50' officers
  
boat, 50' motor launch & 26' whaleboat,

do.

do.

112-113

Paravane gear, arrangement,

do.

Jan. 16, 1942

114-116

Airplane spotting plan, hangar deck,

do.

Nov. 15, 1941

117-118

Forward elevator, general arrangement,

do.

Nov. 25, 1941

119-120

Elevators amidship, general arrangement,

do.

Feb. 19, 1940

121-122

Elevators aft, general arrangement,

do.

Feb. 22, 1940

123-124

Arresting gears and barriers, general
  
arrangement, forward of frame 94,

do.

Dec. 18, 1941

125-127

Arresting gears and barriers, general
  
arrangement, aft of frame 94,

do.

Jan. 31, 1942

128-130

Flight deck planking, forward frame 70,

do.

Nov. 27, 1941

131-133

Flight deck planking, frames 70-129,

do.

Dec. 9, 1941

134-135

Flight deck planking, aft frame 129,

do.

do.

136-137

Bow framing, below 2nd deck,

do.

Oct. 23, 1941

138-139

Transverse sections forward, frames 11,
  
23, 33, 41, 67, 79 and 96,

Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co.
USS Yorktown,
USS Enterprise
and USS Hornet

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140-142

Midship and type sections, frames 37, 76,
   96, 122 and 140,

Newport News Naval Shipyard
USS Hornet

Jan. 16, 1942

143-146

Transverse sections aft, frames 109, 123,
  134, 157, 172 and 182,

Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co.
USS Yorktown,
USS Enterprise
and USS Hornet

-

147-149

Outside plating, forward of frame 106,

Newport News Naval Shipyard
USS Hornet

Nov. 24, 1941

150-152

Outside plating, aft of frame 106,

do.

Nov. 25, 1941

153-155

Scuppers and deck drains, profile,
  
forecastle deck and island platforms,

do.

Feb. 23, 1942

156-158

 

 

Forecastle deck, platform and main deck
  
forward, compartment, access and
  
stanchions,

do.

do.

159-161

Platforms above main deck aft,
  
compartment, access and stanchions,

do.

Feb. 23, 1942

162-164

General arrangement of armor,

do.

Nov. 25, 1941

165-166

do.

do.

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167-170

do.

Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co.
USS Yorktown,
USS Enterprise
and USS Hornet

-

171-173

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