World War II
American Battleships
South Dakota (BB-57) class
A Study in Blueprints
Volume I

by Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-115 $65.00 (Foreign, $105.00)(11"x17", soft cover, 119 pages)
Ships of class: USS South Dakota (BB-57), USS Indiana (BB-58), USS Massachusetts (BB-59) and USS Alabama (BB-60)

LIST OF BLUEPRINTS

Title

Shipyard & Vessel

Scale

Date of
Document

Page

Inboard profile,

Newport News Shipbuilding
& Dry Dock Co.
Newport News, Virg.
Indiana (BB-58)

1/32"

June 9, 1941
and corrected
to Nov. 20,
1946

13-14

2nd superstructure deck,
bridges & house tops,

do.

do.

do.

15-16

Main & 1st superstructure
decks,

do.

do.

do.

17-18

Splinter deck & hold,

do.

do.

do.

19-20

2nd deck & half deck,

do.

do.

do.

21-22

3rd bottom & inner
bottom,

do.

do.

do.

23-24

Title

Shipyard & Vessel

Date of
Document

Page

Outboard profile,

New York Shipbuilding Corp.
Camden, New Jersey
Massachusetts (BB-59)

Oct. 4, 1942

25-27

Forward body lines,

do.

May 14, 1942

28-31

Aft body lines,

do.

do.

32-35

Stern,

do.

Dec. 28, 1942

36-37

Frames 42 to stem,

do.

Nov. 27, 1942

38-40

Shell plating, frame 31 to stem,

do.

Nov. 2, 1942

41-42

Shell plating, frame 31 to 73,

do.

Nov. 25, 1942

43-44

Shell plating, frame 73 to 113,

do.

June 2, 1942

45-46

Side shell plating, frame 113 aft,

do.

Nov. 2, 1942

47-48

3rd skin, frame 31 to 81,

do.

June 20, 1942

49-50

3rd skin, frame 81 to 113,

do.

Mar. 1, 1939

51-52

3rd skin, frame 113 to 1422,

do.

Dec. 28, 1942

53-54

Main deck, general arrg=t.,

do.

Sept. 29, 1942

55-59

Half deck, general arrg=t.,

do.

Oct. 2, 1942

60-61

1st superstructure deck, general arrg=t.,

do.

Dec. 10, 1942

62-64

2nd superstructure deck, general arrg=t.,

do.

Dec. 28, 1942

65-67

Bridge decks, general arrg=t.,

do.

Oct. 18, 1940

68-72

1st platform, general arrg=t.,

do.

Mar. 11, 1940

73-77

1st superstructure deck plating,
frame 59 to 85,

do.

Feb. 29, 1940

78-79

1st superstructure deck,
frame 85 to 115,

do.

Nov. 4, 1940

80-82

Main deck plating, frame 31 to 73,

do.

Nov. 23, 1942

83-84

Main deck plating, frame 73 to 113,

do.

Mar. 29, 1940

85-86

Main deck plating, frame 113 to stern,

do.

Mar. 13, 1940

87-88

2nd superstructure deck plating,
frame 672 to 85,

do.

Nov. 23, 1942

89-90

2nd superstructure deck plating,
frame 85 to 115,

do.

Aug. 23, 1940

91-92

Main deck house, frame 51 to 54,

do.

Apr. 16, 1940

93-94

Main deck house, frame 59 to 84,

do.

Oct. 16, 1940

95-96

Main deck house, frame 88 to 115,

do.

Feb. 12, 1941

97-98

House top plating,

do.

Aug. 15, 1940

99-100

1st superstructure deck house,
frame 70 to 89,

do.

Sept. 4, 1940

101-102

1st superstructure deck house,
frame 89 to 115,

do.

Jan. 2, 1941

103-104

2nd superstructure deck house,
frame 70 to 89,

do.

1941

105-106

Insulation & deck covering, main deck,

do.

Dec. 10, 1942

107-108

Insulation & deck covering,
1st & 2nd superstructure decks,

do.

May 14, 1941

109-110

Insulation & deck covering, bridges,

do.

Oct. 9, 1942

111-112

Awnings & awning curtains,

do.

Nov. 26, 1942

113-114

General arrg=t., of rail awning
stanchions, main deck, fwd.,

do.

Dec. 11, 1942

115-116

General arrg=t., of rail awning
stanchions, main deck, aft,

do.

Dec. 10, 1942

117-118

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