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Detail Specifications for Building Aircraft Carriers, 1941, describes the Essex class carriers.

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Serial No.10
DETAIL SPECIFICATIONS
FOR BUILDING
AIRCRAFT CARRIERS
No. 9 ESSEX
No.10 BON HOMME RICHARD
No. 11 INTREPID
No. 12 KEARSARGE
No. 13 FRANKLIN
No. 14 HANCOCK
No. 15 RANDOLPH
No. 16 CABOT
No. 17 BUNKER HILL
No. 18 ORISKANY
No. 19 TICONDEROGA
FOR THE
UNITED STATES NAVY
UNITED STATES NAVY DEPARTMENT
BUREAU OF SHIPS
WASHINGTON, D. C.


COMPUTER MARK 1 - OP 1064

TABLE OF CONTENTS
 

DETAIL SPECIFICATIONS
FOR BUILDING
AIRCRAFT CARRIERS

TABLE OF CONTENTS
 

Section Page
A-1. General 1
A-2. Summary of work pertaining to hull to be done by contractor 5
A-3. Work pertaining to other bureaus 7
A-4. Uncompleted work 8
A-5. Ordnance and ordnance outfit 8
A-6. Armor 12
A-7. Miscellaneous articles 17
A-8. Care of hull during construction 20
A-9. Inspection 21
A-10. Correspondence 21
A-11. Weighing material 21
A-12. Ratproofing 22
B-1. Plans and specifications 23
B-2. Changes 54
C-1. Workmanship 55
C-2. Length and size of plates and shapes 57
C-3. Access to compartments 57
C-4. Lightening, limber, drain, and air holes 58
C-5. Overweight 58
C-6. Materials 60
C-7. Pickling and cleaning 71
C-8. Galvanizing 71
C-9. Painting, varnishing, and cementing 72
C-10. Welding and riveting 74
C-11. Threaded parts 84
D-1. Testing, general requirements 85
D-2. Compartment testing 85
D-3. Tests of systems 91
D-4. Tests of auxiliaries, appliances, and fittings 98
E-1. Stem 116
E-2. Rudder support assembly 116
F-1. Transverse framing 116
G-1. Outside plating 116


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Section Page
G-2. Inner bottom and third skin 118
H-1. Docking keels 119
H-2. Bilge keels 120
H-3. Longitudinals 120
H-4. Vertical keel 122
H-5. Stringers 123
H-6. Breasthooks 124
I-1. Decks and platforms, general 124
1-2. Deck stanchions and pillars 143
1-3. Deck coverings 147
1-9. Main deck 155
I-10. Flight deck 160
I-11. Forecastle deck 167
1-13. Platforms, flats, and bridges above main deck 168
1-14. Galleries and walkways 170
1-15. Flats below main deck 172
J-1. Bulkheads, structural, other than torpedo defense bulkheads 173
J-2. Torpedo defense bulkheads 196
K-1. Access trunks 199
L-1. Nonstructural bulkheads and partitions 199
L-2. Insulation 200
M-1. Shaft struts 212
M-2. Shaft tubes and shaft-tube bearing supports 212
M-3. Rudder 212
N-1. Foundations and special framing 213
O-1. Deck houses 216
O-5. Windshields 219
P-1. Masts 220
P-2. Boat and airplane cranes 227
R-1. Doors 238
R-3. Hatches 239
R-4. Manholes 242
R-5. Scuttles 247
R-7. Airports 247
R-8. Deck lights 250
R-9. Windows 251
R-10. Insect screens 252


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Section Page
U-1. Ammunition stowage 253
U-2. Ammunition-handling appliances 262
U-5. Boat handling and stowing 284
U-6. Anchor-handling arrangement 295
U-7. Winches and capstans 309
U-8. Steering requirements 314
U-9. Piping systems, general requirements 321
U-10. Fuel-oil, gasoline, diesel oil, and lubricating oil systems 327
U-11. Drainage, wing tank flooding and drainage, and fuel-oil compensating systems 346
U-12. Flooding and sprinkling system 359
U-13. Fire system 372
U-14. Flushing system 376
U-15. Fresh-water system 377
U-16. Plumbing 383
U-17. Internal draft gages 390
U-18. Compressed air system 390
U-20. Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning 393
U-22. Voice tubes and mechanical communication appliances 416
U-23. Chemical fire systems and fire extinguishers 417
U-24. Airplane launching, handling, and stowage arrangements 424
U-25. Palisades and life nets 446
U-26. Airplane elevators 449
U-27. Roller curtains 473
V-1. Electric auxiliaries 475
V-2. Spare parts (mechanical) 485
V-3. Wrenches 487
V-4. Protection for operating rods, gearing, wires, etc. 488
V-5. General requirements for auxiliary machinery 489
W-1. Compartments 492
W-2. Officers' quarters 493
W-3. Petty officers' and crew's quarters and berthing and messing for enlisted men 498
W-4. Navigating, ship-control, and fire-control stations, including radio and communication stations 501
W-5. Offices 519
W-6. Hospital spaces 527


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Section Page
W-7. Prisons 532
W-8. Commissary spaces 532
W-9. Utility spaces 545
W-10. Machinery spaces, including auxiliary machinery spaces and workshops 555
W-11. Ordnance spaces 575
W-12. Storerooms and issue rooms 579
X-1. Joiner work 610
X-2. Locks, keys, and tags 611
X-3. Complement 613
X-4. Mattresses, pillows, and upholstering 624
Y-1. Ladders and grab rods 625
Y-2. Hatch davits, bars, and padeyes 630
Y-3. Warping, mooring, and towing fittings 631
Y-4. Rail and awning stanchions, and life rails 633
Y-5. Spars 637
Y-6. Pinrails, cleats, eyebolts, etc 639
Y-7. Sounding platforms 639
Y-8. Draft marks 639
Y-9. Rubbing and chafing plates 640
Y-10. Protectors, zinc and mild steel 540
Y-11. Labeling 641
Y-12. Canvas outfit 644
Y-13. Rigging 645
Y-14. Paravane gear 648
Y-15. Propeller guards 649
Y-16. Light-excluding curtains 649
Z-1. Stowage of portable articles 650
Z-2. Lockers 653
Addenda 655
Index 691

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