World War II
American Battleships
North Carolina class
A Study in Blueprints

by Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-114 $75.00 (Foreign, $105.00)(11"x17", soft cover, 152 pages)
Ships of class: USS North Carolina (BB-55) and USS Washington (BB-56).

Title

Shipyard & Vessel

Date of
Document

Page

Inboard profile and outboard profile,

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
Bremerton, Wash.
USS North Carolina

1944

13-14

Cross sections at frames 11, 372,
632, 742, 87, 137 2, 140 & 1612,

 

 

do.

do.

15-16

Faired lines, fwd.,

New York Navy Yard
New York, NY
USS North Carolina
USS Washington

May 1938

17-19

Faired lines, aft,

do.

May 26, 1939

20-22

Body plan,

do.

do.

22-24

Body plan, fwd.,

do.

Aug. 5, 1939

25-26

Body plan, aft,

do.

Sept. 9, 1939

27-28

Outboard fittings, plan view,

do.

Aug. 21, 1941

29-31

Rail & awning stanchions, arrg=t.,

do.

Apr. 21, 1939

32-36

Rail & awning stanchions arrg=t.,
superstructure deck & forward end
of Admirals platform,

do.

Aug. 21, 1941

37-38

Rail & awning stanchions, main deck,
fwd.,

do.

Aug. 23, 1941

39-40

Rail & awning stanchions, main deck,
aft,

do.

do.

41-42

Rail & stanchions around turret #2 on
superstructure deck,

do.

Aug. 21, 1941

43-44

Arrg=t., of bitts & chocks,

do.

Nov. 1, 1941

45-46

Ship in Panama Canal, plan view,

do.

Sept. 22, 1941

47-49

Ship in Panama Canal, sections,

do.

do.

50-51

Plating, superstructure deck,
frame 63 to 104,

do.

Aug. 8, 1939

52-55

Plating, Admirals platform,

do.

June 13, 1939

56-58

Plating, 1st level above superstructure
deck,

do.

-

59-61

Plating, 2nd level above superstructure
deck, m.s. & s.t.s.,

do.

May 31, 1939

62-64

Main deck plating, stem to frame 37,

do.

May 8, 1939

65-67

Main deck plating, frame 92 to148,

do.

July 22, 19328

68-70

Main deck plating, frame 147 to stern,

do.

Mar. 29, 1939

71-73

Main deck girders & headers frame 32
to 155,

do.

Jan. 29, 1939

74-76

Holes in main deck plating, frame 36
to 92

do.

Aug. 16, 1947

77-78

Holes in main deck plating, frame 92
to 148,

do.

Feb. 1, 1941

79-80

Holes in 2nd deck plating, frame 37 to
92,

do.

Feb. 4, 1941

81-82

Shell plating above armor shelf, frame
34 to 94,

do.

Jan. 27, 1938

83-85

Shell plating, strake AA@ to AE@, frame
34 to 84,

do.

Nov. 23, 1937

86-88

Shell plating above stringer #5, stem to
frame 34,

do.

Aug. 16,1938

89-91

Shell plating, below stringer #5, stem
to frame 34,

do.

1938

92-94

Shell plating below armor shelf, frame
34 to 84,

do.

Jan. 20, 1938

95-97

Deck house on 1st level above
superstructure deck,
between frame 115 & 116,

do.

Apr. 18, 1941

98

Deck house on flag & signal bridge,
frame 90 to 92,

do.

Apr. 12, 1941

99-100

Deck house, main deck between frame
64 & 85,

do.

1939

101-103

Deck house, main deck between frame
89 and 1112,

 

 

do.

May 26, 1939

104-106

Deck house, aft, frame 115 to 129,

do.

July 28, 1939

107-109

Deck house, superstructure deck,
frame 75 to 95, Admirals platform
frame 742 to 84,

do.

June 6, 1939

110-112

Deck house between frame 95 & 98 on
superstructure deck & Admirals
platform,

do.

Aug. 1, 1939

113-114

Deck house 2nd to 3rd level above
superstructure deck,

do.

July 28, 1939

115-117

Life lines & stanchions, (billboard for
spare anchor),

do.

May 6, 1941

118

Handrails in & outside pilot house,

do.

do.

119

Bow chocks,

do.

Oct. 22, 1941

120-121

Stern chocks,

do.

Oct. 24, 1941

122-123

Hawse pipes,

do.

Aug. 13, 1941

124-126

Breakwater on main deck, fwd.,

do.

Apr. 25, 1939

127-128

Docking keel frame 1362 to 146,

do.

Mar. 4, 1938

129-131

Chart showing construction groups,

do.

July 27, 1939

132-133

Booklet: #6 - stem profile, waterline
endings fwd., etc.,

-

-

134

Booklet: #7 - stern profile, buttock
crossings aft, half siding, etc.,

-

-

135

Booklet: #8 - Midship section,

-

-

136

Booklet: #9 - Top of blister,

-

-

137

Booklet: #25 - sketch showing radii at
tunnel & shaft bossing,

-

-

138

Booklet: #30 - radii at top of tunnel &
heels at end of twin keel,

-

-

139

Booklet: #93 - superstructure deck,

-

-

140

Booklet: #94 - Admirals platform &
machine gun platform,

-

-

141

Booklet: #95 - flag & signal bridge &
searchlight platform,

-

-

142

Booklet: #96 - navigating bridge & top
of chart & pilot house,

-

-

143

Booklet: #97 - tower above top of pilot
house level,

-

-

144

Booklet: #98 - secondary battery
director foundation at frame 100,

-

-

145

Booklet: #99 - first level above
superstructure deck, aft,

-

-

146

Booklet: #100 - second & third level
above superstructure deck, aft,

-

-

147

Machine gun platform at level of
Admirlas platform,

New York Navy Yard
New York, NY
USS North Carolina
USS Washington

Sept. 6, 1939

148-150

16"/45 cal - 3 gun turrets, turret &
shell spinkling, h.p. air & gas
ejecting systems, diagrammatic
arrg=t.,

do.

Dec. 2, 1941

151-152

BACK to BOOKS - Battleships

HOME