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

by Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-116 $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

Date of
Document

Page

General arrg=t., of rail awning
stanchions, 1st & 2nd superstructure
decks & flag bridge,

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

Dec. 12, 1942

13-14

General arrg=t., of rail awning
stanchions, navigating bridge &
above,

do.

Dec. 11, 1942

15-16

Mooring & towing, arrg=t.,

do.

Apr. 9, 1940

17-18

Sounding boom, arrg=t., & details,

do.

Sept. 16, 1942

19-20

Fwd boat boom, arrg=t.,

do.

Sept. 1, 1942

21-22

Aft boat boom, arrg=>t.,

do.

Sept. 16, 1942

23-24

Boat crane, general arrg=t.,

do.

Nov. 22, 1942

25-26

General arrg=t., of boat crane,

C.H. Wheeler Mfg. Co.
Philadelphia, Penn.
Massachusetts (BB-59)

Sept. 13, 1939

27-28

Boat crane kingpost,

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

Nov. 23, 1942

29-31

Boat crane, machining of kingpost &
kingpost details,

do.

Nov. 21, 1942

32-33

Boat crane, boom details,

do.

do.

34-35

Boat crane, hoisting gear platform,

do.

do.

36-37

Boat crane, boom stowage,

do.

do.

38-39

Airplane crane, arrg=t.,

do.

Nov. 30, 1942

40-42

Airplane crane, AA@ frame & tie rod,

do.

Dec. 15, 1942

43-44

Airplane crane, details of boom,

do.

Oct. 29, 1940

45-46

Airplane crane, boom details,

do.

Dec. 15, 1942

47-48

Airplane crane, hoisting & rotating
equipment, elevation of main, 2nd &
3rd decks,

do.

May 13, 1942

49-50

Foundation for airplane crane hoisting
machinery 3rd, 2nd & main decks,

do.

1942

51-52

Airplane crane, main deck,
control machinery,

do.

May 14, 1942

253-54

Airplane crane, 2nd deck, arrg=t., of
power unit & turning gear, plan view,

do.

do.

55-56

Airplane crane, 3rd deck, arrg=t., of
power unit & turning gear, plan view,

do.

May 14, 1942

57-58

Airplane crane, stress diagram for
crane,

do.

Dec. 12, 1942

59-60

Lashing bitts for airplane truck,

do.

Dec. 5, 1942

61-62

Airplane handling, arrg=t.,

do.

Mar. 3, 1942

63-65

List of 12" vertical ladders above main
deck,

do.

Dec. 12, 1942

66-67

Arrg=t., of fwd & aft side ladders,
p.&s.,

do.

Sept. 17, 1942

68-69

Upper section, conning tower support,

do.

Nov. 2, 1942

70-71

4th, 5th & 6th level platform ploting,
coamings & radar mast tube,

do.

Nov. 24, 1941

72-73

Lifting eyes for handling propeller
shaft, propellers & rudders,

do.

Sept. 16, 1942

74-75

Franklin lifebuoy stowage,

do.

do.

76-77

Towing spar,

do.

Sept. 26, 1939

78

Bow chock,

do.

Mar. 29, 1940

79-80

Stern chock,

do.

feb. 26, 1940

81-82

Hawse pipe,

do.

Nov. 1, 1940

83-86

Chain locker gratings & chain pipes,
arrg=t., & details,

do.

Apr. 22, 1940

87-88

Anchor hawse pipe & bow chock
gratings,

do.

Nov. 26, 1940

89-90

Rudder post skegs,

do.

Aug. 24, 1939

91-92

Outboard shaft bearing casting &
docking skeg,

do.

Nov. 8, 1939

93-96

Inboard propeller shaft struts,

do.

June. 27, 1939

97-98

Breakwater on main deck,

do.

Dec. 24, 1942

99-100

16" - 3 gun turrets, access ladders, sheet #1, arrg=t., & details,

do.

Jan. 2, 1941

101-102

16" - 3 gun turrets, access arrg=t.,

do.

Nov. 30, 1942

103-104

16" - 3 gun turrets, safety treads &
rubber matting, arrg=t., & details,

do.

Sept. 15, 1940

105-106

Turret front, left side plate,

do.

Dec. 22, 1942

107-108

Turret front, right side plate,

do.

do.

109-110

Turret front, front plate,

do.

do.

111-112

Turret front, assembly & bolting of top
plates,

do.

Jan. 15, 1940

113-114

Lower barbette # II assembly & details,

do.

Oct. 7, 1942

115-116

Arrg=t., & structural details,
barbettes I, II & III,

do.

Jun. 13, 1940

117-119

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