World War II, Korean War
Viet Nam and the Cold War
American Submarines
Balao  (SS-285) class
A Study in Blueprints
Volume II

by
Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-136 $85.00 (Foreign, $105.00)(11"x17", soft cover, 150 pages)

LIST of BLUEPRINTS

Title

Shipyard & Vessel

Scale

Date of
Document

Page

Booklet: Main dk., outboard profile, hold, inboard profile & platform dk.,

Cramp S.B., Co.
Phil., Penn.
SS-292

1/16"

May 19, 1944

43-48

Outboard profile,

do.
SS-300 to 304

do.

Jan. 17, 1945

49-50

Outboard fittings, arrg=t.,

do.

do.

Feb. 21, 1945

51-52

do.

Navy Yard
Portsmouth, N.H.
SS-285 to 311

do.

May 21, 1943

53-54

Compartment & access,

do.
SS-285

do.

June 4, 1943

55-56

do.

do.
SS-287

do.

June 5, 1943

57-58

do.

do.
SS-292 to 307

do.

Aug. 1, 1943

69-60

do.

Cramp S.B., Co.
Phil., Penn.
SS-301

do.

Dec. 8, 1944

61-62

Outer shell expansion,

Navy Yard
Portsmouth, N.H.
SS-301

do.

-

63-64

Arrt=t., cargo carrier conversion,

Navy Yard
Mare Island

do.

Mar. 25, 1947

54-66

Compartments & tanks,

Navy Yard
Portsmouth, N.H.
SS-292 to 299

1/32"

Apr. 29, 1943

67

Sonar Dome, modifications to outer hull & fairing plate,

do.
SS-285

1/16"

Mar. 12, 1956

68

Escape arrg=t., forward escape trunk, sheet #1,

do.
SS-287

1/32"

June 5, 1943

69

Bridge arrg=t.,

do.
do.

1/16"

June 26, 1943

70-71

Title

Shipyard & Vessel

Date of
Document

Page

Superstructure sides & main deck, bow to frame 33,

Electric Boat Co.
Groton, Conn.
SS-334 to 352

Nov. 12, 1946

72-73

Superstructure sides & main deck, frame 37 to 66,

do.
SS-334 to 347

do.

74-75

Superstructure frames 14 to 18,

do.
SS-313 to 347

Feb. 14, 1946

76-77

Superstructure frames 19 to 22,

do.

do.

78

Superstructure frames 23 to 26,

do.

Nov. 6, 1946

79

Superstructure frames 27 to 32,

do.

do.

80

Superstructure frames 33 to 38,

do.

do.

81-82

Superstructure frames 39 to 44,

do.

SS-313 to 352

do.

83-84

Superstructure frames 45 to 52,

do.

do.

85-86

Superstructure frames 53 to 60,

do.
SS-337 to 352

Nov. 2, 1946

87-88

Superstructure frames 61 to 68,

do.

do.

89-90

Superstructure frames 69 to 78,

do.
SS-313 to 352

do.

91-92

Superstructure frames 79 to 86,

do.

do.

93-94

Superstructure frames 87 to 94,

do.

do.

95-96

Superstructure frames 95 to 102,

do.
SS-345 to 352

Nov. 7, 1946

97

Superstructure frames 103 to 110,

do.

Nov. 8, 1946

98

Superstructure frames 111 to 118,

do.
SS-313 to 352

Nov. 6, 1946

99

Superstructure frames 119 to 124,

do.

do.

100

Platform, conning tower,

do.
SS-337 to 352

Nov. 7, 1946

101-102

Conning tower, arrg=t.,

do.
SS-337 to 344

Nov. 7, 1946

103-104

Conning tower, fairwater & bridge, elev., & plans,

do.
SS-337 to 352

do.

105-106

Conning tower, fairwater & bridge joiner work,

do.

Nov. 13, 1946

107

Conning tower, fairwater & bridge lines & offsets,

do.

Nov. 7, 1946

108-109

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

do.

do.

110-111

Conning tower, fairwater & bridge, sections, aft,

do.

do.

112-113

Conning tower, structural,

do.

do.

114-115

Conning tower, fairwater & bridge windshield,

do.
SS-340 to 352

Dec. 10, 1946

116

Perisccopes (hydraulic), gen., arrg=t.,

do.
SS-331 to 352
SS-435 to 437

Jan. 1, 1947

117-119

Rails & stanchions, bridge, arrg=t.,

do.
SS-337 to 343

Feb. 12, 1946

120-121

do.

do.
SS-344

Nov. 12, 1946

122-123

Rails & stanchiolns, bridge details,

do.
SS-315 to 343

Dec. 10, 1946

124-126

do.

do.
SS-344 to 355

Nov. 12, 1946

127-128

Control room, arrg=t.,

do.
SS-343 to 344

Oct. 28, 1946

129-132

Superstructure main deck, wood,

do.
SS-313 to 352

Nov. 6, 1946

133-135

Painting, camouflage,

do.
SS-327 to 352

Oct. 3, 1946

136-137

Windlass & capstan, gen., arrg=t.,

do.
SS-313 to 352

Sept. 13, 1946

138-139

Bow & stern capstain, heads, arrg=t., & dets,

do.
SS-313 to 352
SS-435 to 437

May 26, 1943

140-141

Bow diving planes,

do.
SS-313 to 3 52

Nov. 7, 1946

142-143

Bow diving gear, gen., arrg=t.,

do.

do.

144-146

Propeller, 4 blades,

do.

Dec. 31, 1942

147-148

Guards, propellers & stern diving planes,

do.
SS-347 to 352
SS-435 to 437

Nov. 7, 1946

149-150

Subs of class: USS Balao (SS-285)(AGSS-285, USS Billfish (SS-286)(AGSS-286), USS Bowfin (SS-287)(AGSS-287)(IXSS-287), USS Cabrilla (SS-288)(AGSS-288), USS Capelin (SS-289), USS Cisco (SS-290), USS Crevalle (SS-291)(AGSS-291), USS Devilfish (SS-292)(AGSS-292), USS Dragonet (SS-293), USS Escolar (SS-294), USS Hackleback (SS-295)(AGSS-295), USS Lancetfish (SS-296), USS Ling (SS-297)(AGSS-297)(IXSS-297), USS Lionfish (SS-298)(AGSS-298)(IXSS-298), USS Manta (SS-299)(AGSS-299), USS Moray (SS-300)(AGSS-300), USS Roncador (SS-301)(AGSS-301)(IXSS-301), USS Sabalo (SS-302), USS Sablefish (SS-303)(AGSS-303), USS Seahorse (SS-304)(AGSS-304), USS Skate (SS-305), USS Tang (SS-306), USS Tilefish (SS-307), ARV Carite (S-11), USS Apogon ex-Abadejo (SS-308), USS Aspro ex-Acedia (SS-309)(AGSS-309), USS Batfish ex-Acoupa (SS-310)(AGSS-310), USS Archerfish ex-Archer Fish (SS-311)(AGSS-311), USS Burrfish ex-Arnillo (SS-312)(SSR-312)(SS-312), HMCS Grilse (SS-71), USS Perch (SS-313)(SSP-313)(ASSP-313)(APSS-313)(LPSS-313)(IXSS-313), USS Shark (SS-314), USS Sealion (SS-315)(SSP-315)(ASSP-315)(APSS-315)(LPSS-315), USS Barbel (SS-316), USS Barbero (SS-317)(SSA-317)(ASSA-317)(SSG-317), USS Baya (SS-318)(AGSS-318), USS Becuna (SS-319)(AGSS-319)(SS-319), USS Bergall (SS-320), TCG Turgut Reis (S-342), USS Besugo (SS-321)(AGSS-321), ITS Francesco Morosini (S-514), USS Blackfin (SS-322), USS Caiman, ex-Blanquillo (SS-323), TCG Dumlupinar (S-339), Ceryan Botu (Y-1247), USS Blenny (SS-324)(AGSS-324)(SS-324), USS Blower (SS-325), TCG Dumlupinar (D-6), USS Blueback (SS-326), TCG 2. Inönü(S-331), USS Boarfish (SS-327), TCG Sakarya (S-332), USS Charr, ex-Bocaccio (SS-328)(AGSS-328)(IXSS-328), USS Chub, ex-Bonaci (SS-329), TCG Gur (D-5)((D-3)(S-20)(S-334), USS Brill (SS-330), TCG 1. Inonu (D-1)(S-17)(S-330), USS Bugara (SS-331)(AGSS-331)(SS-331), USS Bullhead (SS-332), USS Bumper (SS-333), TCG Canakkale (D-5)(S-21)(S-333), USS Cabezon (SS-334)(AGSS-334), USS Dentuda, ex-Capidoli (SS-335)(AGSS-335), USS Capitaine (SS-336)(AGSS-336), Alfredo Cappallini (S-507), USS Carbonero (SS-337)(AGSS-337)(SS-337), USS Carp (SS-338)(AGSS-338)(IXSS-338), USS Catfish (SS-339), USS Entemedor ex-Chickwiek (SS-340), TCG Preveze (S-345), USS Chivo (SS-341), ARA Santiago del Estero (S-22), USS Chopper (SS-342)(AGSS-342)(IXSS-342), USS Clamagore (SS-343), USS Cobbler (SS-344), TCG Canakkale (S-341), USS Cochino (SS-345), USS Corporal (SS-346), TCG 2. Inönü (S- 333), USS Cubera (SS-347), ARV Tiburon (S-12), USS Cusk (SS-348)(SSG-348)(SS-348)(AGSS-348), USS Diodon (SS-349), USS Dogfish (SS-350), Guanabara (S-10), USS Greenfish ex-Doncella (SS-351), Amazonas (S-16), USS Halfbeak ex-Dory (SS-352), USS Dugong (SS-353), USS Eel (SS-354), USS Espada (SS-355), USS Jawfish ex-Fanegal (SS-356), USS Ono ex-Friar (SS-357), USS Garlopa (SS-358), USS Garrupa (SS-359), USS Goldring (SS-360), USS Hardhead (SS-365), HS Papanikolis (S-114), USS Hawkbill (SS-366), Zeeleeuw (S-803), USS Icefish (SS-367), USS Jallao (SS-368), Narciso Monturiol (S-35), USS Kete (SS-369), USS Kraken (SS-370), Almirante García de los Reyes (E-1)(S-31), USS Lagarto (SS-371), USS Lamprey (SS-372), ARA Santiago del Estero (S-12), USS Lizardfish (SS-373), Evangelista Torricelli (S-512), USS Loggerhead ex-Logger Head (SS-374)(AGSS-374), USS Macabi (SS-375), ARA Santa Fe (S-11), USS Mapiro (SS-376), TCG Pirireis (S-343), Pirireis (Y-1242), USS Menhaden (SS-377), USS Mero (SS-378), TCG Hizirreis (S-344), USS Needlefish (SS-379), USS Nerka (SS-380), USS Sand Lance ex-The Orka, ex-Ojanca (SS-381), Rio Grande do Sol (S-11), USS Picuda ex-Obispo (SS-382), Narciso Monitorial (S-33), USS Pampanito (SS-383)(AGSS-383)(IXSS-383), USS Parche (SS-384)(AGSS-384), USS Bang (SS-385), SPS Cosme Garcia (S-34), USS Pilotfish (SS-386), USS Pintado (SS-387)(AGSS-387), USS Pipefish (SS-388)(AGSS-388), USS Piranha (SS-389)(AGSS-389), USS Plaice (SS-390), Bahia (S-12), USS Pomfret (SS-391), TCG Orucreis (S-337), USS Sterlet ex-Pudiano (SS-392), USS Queenfish (SS-393)(AGSS-393), USS Razorback (SS-394), TCG Murat Reis (S-336), USS Redfish (SS-395)(AGSS-395), USS Ronquil (SS-396), SPS Isaac Peral (S-32), USS Scabbardfish (SS-397), HS Triaina (S-86), USS Segundo (SS-398), USS Sea Cat (SS-399)(AGSS-399)(SS-399)(AGSS-399), USS Sea Devil (SS-400)(AGSS-400), USS Sea Dog (SS-401)(AGSS-401), USS Sea Fox (SS-402), TCG Burak Reis (S-335), USS Atule (SS-403)(AGSS-403)(SS-403), BAP Pacocha (S-48), USS Spikefish ex- hiner (SS-404)(AGSS-404), USS Sea Owl (SS-405)(AGSS-405), USS Sea Poacher (SS-406)(AGSS-406)(SS-406), BAP La Pedrera, ex-Pabellion de Pica (S-49), USS Sea Robin (SS-407), USS Sennet (SS-408), USS Piper ex-Awa (SS 409)(AGSS-409), USS Threadfin ex-Sole (SS-410), TCG Birinci Inonu (S-346), USS Spadefish (SS-411)(AGSS-411), USS Trepang ex-Senorita (SS-412)(AGSS-412), USS Spot (SS-413), CS Simpson (SS-21), USS Springer (SS-414), CS Thomson (SS-22), USS Stickleback (SS-415), USS Tiru (SS-416), USS Trumpetfish (SS-425), Goiaz (S-15), USS Tusk (SS-426), ROCS Hai Pao (S-792), USS Turbot (SS-427), USS Ulua (SS-428), USS Unicorn (SS-429), USS Vendace (SS-430), USS Walrus (SS-431), USS Whitefish (SS-432), USS Whiting (SS-433), USS Wolffish (SS-434), SS-438 to SS-463, USS Chicolar SS-464, SS-465 to SS-474 and SS-530 to SS-536.

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