World War II
American Hospital Ships
USS Comfort (AH-6) class
C1-B hulls
A Study in Blueprints

by
Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-140 $75.00 (Foreign, $105.00)(11"x17", soft cover, 133 pages)
Ships of class: USS Comfort (AH-6), USS Hope (AH-7) and USS Mercy (AH-8).

LIST of BLUEPRINTS

Title

Shipyard & Vessel

Date of
Document

Page

Inboard profile,

Bethlehem Steel Co.
San Pedro, Calif.
AH-6

Feb. 17, 1945

7-8

Inboard profile, general arrg=t.,

do.

April 1, 1945

9-12

Lines,

Consolidated Steel Corp.
Los Angeles, Calif.
C1-B cargo
Hull 106 to 109

-

13-16

Body plan,

do.

July 10, 1941

17

Stem,

do.

Nov. 10, 1939

18

Midship section,

do.

Nov. 14, 1939

19-20

Stern frame,

do.

Dec. 18, 1939

21-22

Shell expansion,

do.

Feb. 20, 1940

22-24

Sections, 9, 37, 65, 88, 135, 145 & 170,

Bethlehem Steel Co.
San Pedro, Calif.
AH-6

1945

25-26

Structural key plan,

do.

Jan. 11, 1945

27-28

Docking plan,

do.

July 24, 1944

29-31

do.

do.
AH-8

Mar. 22, 1945

32-35

Arrangement of main deck,

do.

Jan. 13, 1945

36-39

Arrangement of 2nd deck,

do.
AH-7

Mar. 3, 1945

40-43

Arrangement of 2nd deck,

do.
AH-6

Feb. 1, 1945

44-47

Arrangement of 2nd platform,

do.

AH-6, 7 & 8

Jan. 12, 1945

48-51

Arrangement of superstructure deck,

do.
AH-6

Mar. 1, 1945

52-54

Arrangement of bridge deck,

do.
AH-6, 7 & 8

Feb. 1, 1945

55-57

Arrangement of sun deck & top of houses,

Bethlehem Steel Co.
San Pedro, Calif.
AH-6, 7 & 8

Jan. 12, 1945

58-60

Superstructure scantlings,

do.

Feb. 21, 1945

61-64

Details of bulwark extensions to superstructure deck,

do.
AH-6

Jan. 13, 1945

65-67

do.

do.
AH-7

Mar. 9, 1945

68-70

Detail of typical window for wards, main & superstructure decks,

do.
AH-6, 7 7 8

July 31, 1943

71-72

Detail of tyical window for wheelhouse, bridge deck,

do.

1943

73

Awnings, stanchions & rails, sun deck, for=d.,

do.
AH-7

June 30, 1944

74-75

Stairs from 2nd deck to superstructure deck, frames 127-134 on c.l. of ship,

Cox & Stevens, Inc.
N.Y. city
AH-6, 7 & 8

July 18, 1943

76-77

Arrangement of rails & ladders,

Bethlehem Steel Co.
San Pedro, Calif.
AH-6, 7 & 8

Feb. 23, 1945

78-80

Details of stanchions for cross illumination of floodlights,

do.

July 31, 1943

81-82

Arrangement & details of crow=s nest,

do.

June 17, 1943

83-84

Arrang3ment & details of main deck & superstructure deck plating, breakwater,

do.

July 31, 1943

85-88

Arrangement & details, bridge, sun deck and house top plating,

do.

Feb. 31, 1943

89-91

Arrangement & details of bridge deck & sun deck planking,

do.

do.

92-94

Miscellaneous rigging fittings,

do.

Feb. 17, 1945

95-98

Rigging, arrangement,

do.

Jan. 24, 1945

99-101

Boat boom & details,

Bethlehem Steel Co.
San Pedro, Calif.
AH-6, 7 & 8

Aug. 19, 1943

102-105

Arrangement & details of boom stowage,

do.

Feb. 3, 1945

106=107

Cargo handling plan & foundation for winches,

do.
AH-6 & 8

Feb. 26, 1945

108-112

Kingposts & cargo booms,

do.
AH-6, 7 & 8

Feb. 10, 1945

113-115

Side ladder, general arrangement,

do.
AH-7

May 30, 1944

116-117

Arrangement & details for handling of accommodation ladders,

do.
AH-6

Mar. 11, 1945

118-120

do.

do.
AH-7

Feb. 21, 1945

121-122

Details of railings & laders,

do.
AH-6

Mar. 9, 1945

123-125

Engine room skylight,

do.
AH-6, 7 & 8

Jan. 3, 1945

126-127

Arrangement of ladders & gratings in engine room, sections,

do.

Feb. 3, 1945

128-129

Arrangement of ladders & gratings in engine room, elevations,

do.

do.

130-131

Arrangement of ladders & gratings in engine room, plans,

do.

do.

132-133

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