World War II, Korean War
Viet Nam and the Cold War
American Submarines
Tench  (SS-417) class
A Study in Blueprints
Volume II

by
Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-139 $75.00 (Foreign, $105.00)(11"x17", soft cover, 128 pages)

LIST of BLUEPRINTS

Title

Shipyard & Vessel

Date of
Document

Page

Superstructure sides & main deck, frames 10 to 45,

Portsmouth Ship Yard
Portsmouth, N.H.
SS-417 to 424

Dec. 6, 1943

21-23

Superstructure sides & main deck, frames 45 to 66,

do.

Nov. 11, 1943

24-25

Superstructure sides & main deck, frames 66 to 125,

do.

Dec. 11, 1943

26-29

Superstructure frames 17 to 19,

do.

Jan. 20, 1944

30

Superstructure frames 20 to 23,

do.

Dec. 1, 1943

31

Superstructure frames 24 to 31,

do.
SS-308 to 312

Sept. 7, 1943

32-33

Superstructure frames 32 to 43,

do.
SS-522 to 525

Sept. 7, 1943

34-35

Superstructure frames 44 to 55,

do.
SS-361 to 420

May 16, 1943

36-37

Superstructure frames 56 to 67,

do.
SS-417 to 424

Feb. 11, 1944

38-39

Superstructure frames 68 to 79,

do.

Dec. 6, 1943

40-41

Superstructure frames 80 to 91,

do.

Jan. 18, 1944

42-43

Superstructure frames 92 to 109,

do.

Feb. 3, 1944

44-46

Superstructure frames 110 to 124,

do.
SS-381 to 428

Feb. 27, 1945

47-48

Main deck wood, fwd.,

do.
SS-417 to 424

Feb. 11, 1943

49-50

Main deck wood, aft,

do.

Feb. 19, 1943

51-52

Top of hull & bottom of conning tower, holes & attachments,

do.

Apr. 26, 1944

53-55

Conning tower, structural,

do.
SS-436 & 437

July 11, 1944

56-57

Conning tower, fairwater & bridge, joiner work,

do.

-

58

Conning tower, fairwater & bridge, lines & offsets,

do.
SS-436

-

59-60

Conning tower, fairwater & bridge, molded lines & offsets,

do.
SS-381 to 428

-

61-62

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

do.
SS-436

Oct. 17, 1945

63-64

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

do.
SS-435 & 437

Feb. 27, 1946

65-66

Conning tower, joiner work gratings,

do.
SS-489 & 490

Oct. 9, 1945

67-68

Platform deck in conning tower,

do.
SS-417 to 421

Jan. 22, 1945

69-70

Rails & stanchions, bridge, details,

Electric Boat Co.
Groton, Conn.
SS-435 & 437

June 5, 1946

71-72

Rails & stanchions, bridge, arrg=t.,

do.

do.

73-74

Periscope (hydraulic), gen., arrt=t.,

do.
SS-435 to 437

Aug. 16, 1944

75-77

Periscope & mast supports, foundation,

do.
SS-337 & 338

July 14, 1944

78-80

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

do.
SS-435 to 437

July 13, 1945

81-84

Guards, propellers & stern diving planes,

do.

Oct. 27, 1945

85-86

Steering gear, rudder & rudder stack, details,

Portsmouth Shipyard
Portsmouth, N.H.
SS-381 to 428

Mar. 27, 1944

87-88

Stern post casting, details,

do.

Mar. 9, 1944

89-90

Hatch cover, 21" x27" oval, location stop for dog handle in wide open position,

do.
SS-475 to 494

Sept. 23, 1943

91

Hatch davit (portable) location, details & installation,

do.SS-381 to 434

Sept. 23, 1943

92-93

Torpedo loading hatches,

do.
SS-381 to 434

Mar. 18, 1943

94-95

Fwd., torpedo loading hatch swing bolt for hatch cover, arrg=t., & details,

do.
SS-417 to 424

Jan. 26, 1944

96

Fwd., torpedo loading hatch swing bolt for hatch cover, arrg=t., & details,

do.
SS-425 to 428

July 3, 1944

07

Protectors, zinc,

do.
SS-381 to 434

Mar. 3, 1943

98

Towing fairlead,

do.
SS-417 to 424

Nov. 9, 1943

99-100

Stern chock & foundation,

do.
SS-381 to 434

-

101

Windlass & capstan hawse pipe, inboard sections,

do.
SS-417 to 424

Jan. 10, 1944

102-103

Windlass & capstan hyd.oper.mech., arrg=t.,

do.

Dec. 11, 1943

104-105

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

do.

Feb. 7, 1942

106-107

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

Electric Boat Co.
Groton, Conn.
SS-435 to 437

July 9, 1945

108-110

Escape arrangements,

Portsmouth Shipyard
Portsmouth, N.H.
SS-417

Nov. 16, 1943

111

Escape arrangements,

do.
SS-418

do.

112

Escape arrangements,

do.
SS-423

Jan. 11, 1945

113

For=d., escape trunk structure,

do.
SS-395 to 428

Oct. 4, 1942

114-115

Water tight door for>d., escape trunk, inboard closing device, arrg=t.,

do.
SS-411 to 428

Jan. 4, 1942

116

Foundation for 4" & 5" gun, fwd.,

do.
SS-522 to 525

Aug. 17, 1943

117-118

Foundation for 5" gun, aft,

do.
SS-412 to 428

Mar. 5, 1943

119-120

Foundation for 40/mm gun,

do.
SS-435 to 437

Mar. 14, 1946

121-122

Gun access trunk & 20/mm or 40/mm gun foundation,

do.
SS-422 to 424

Mar. 23, 1943

123-124

Officers quarters, arrg=t.,

Electric Boat Co.
Groton, Conn.
SS-435 to 437

July 6, 1944

125-126

Crew=s quarters, arrg=t.,

do.

Feb. 25, 1944

127-128

Subs of class: USS Tench (SS-417)(AGSS-417), USS Thornback (SS-418), TCG Uluc Ali Reis (S-338), USS Tigrone (SS-419)(SSR-419(AGSS-419), USS Tirante (SS-420), USS Trutta, ex-Tomtate (SS-421), TCG Cerbe (S-340), USS Toro (SS-422)(AGSS-422), USS Torsk (SS-423)(AGSS-423)(IXSS-423), USS Quillback ex-Trembler (SS-424), USS Corsair (SS-435)(AGSS-435), USS Unicorn (SS-436), USS Walrus (SS-437), USS Argonaut (SS-475), HMCS Rainbow (SS-75), USS Runner (SS-476)(AGSS-476)(IXSS-476), USS Conger (SS-477)(AGSS-477), USS Cutlass (SS-478), ROCS Hai Shih (SS-791), USS Diablo (SS-479)(AGSS-479), PNS Ghazi ( S-130), USS Medregal (SS-480)(AGSS-480), USS Requin (SS-481)(SSR-481)(AGSS-481)(IXSS-481), USS Irex (SS-482)(AGSS-482), USS Sea Leopard (SS-483), Bahia (S-1i2), USS Odax (SS-484), Rio de Janeiro (S-13), USS Sirago (SS-485), USS Pomodon (SS-486), USS Remora (SS-487), USS Sarda (SS-488)(AGSS-488), USS Spinax (SS-489)(SSR-489)(SS-489)(AGSS-489), USS Volador (SS-490), INS Gianfranco Gazzana Priaroggia (S-502), USS Pompano (SS-491), USS Grayling (SS-492), USS Needlefish (SS-493), USS Sculpin (SS-494), USS Wahoo (SS-516), USS Wahoo (SS-518), USS Amberjack (SS-522), Ceara (S-12), USS Grampus (SS-523), Ro Grande do Sul (S-11), USS Pickerel (SS-524), INS Primo Longobardo (S-501), USS Grenadier (SS-525), ARV Picua (S-13), USS Dorado (SS-526), USS Comber (SS-527), USS Sea Panther (SS-528) and USS Tiburon (SS-529).

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