USS Pampanito (SS-383) Wish List
Pampanito Wish List
The following are lists of equipment and manuals commonly found on WW II fleet submarines that are needed by USS Pampanito. Separate lists of tools and major project funding needs are included at the end of the page.
The Maritime Park Association hopes to obtain these items to further the restoration of USS Pampanito, a 1943 Balao class, Fleet type, Portsmouth built submarine. It is our goal to make USS Pampanito as complete, and as accurate as possible. We have chosen to work towards a summer, 1945 configuration to represent the height of WW II submarine development.
The list below is not in priority order. Bold face indicates items of special interest.
16 mm films, 1940s content, entertainment or training, reprints OK
Any spare parts (gaskets, seals, bearings, etc.) for:
Bubble clinometer with backlight (see note)
Bunk Storage Bags (60), and Mattress Covers, crew size (8 immediate, 20+ future)
Chain Hoists, Yale Spur Gear model BB or BS (1 ton, 1.5 ton, extra chain guards), Sewn chain bags.
Coffee Urn Either 4 or 5 gallon type.
Clocks and Watches
Crew's Mess Condiment Racks (4)
Crew's Mess and Galley (Kitchen) Equipment (see list, pots, tin spice boxes, etc.)
Cribbage Board (1)
Depth gauge & Compartment pressure gauge, 7.25" face, 6" dial. (4)
Depth gauges, 10" face, 8-1/2" dial. (3)
Drill Press, Cincinnati Electric Tool Co., Type C-Size 7/8 inch, 250 VDC, .35 HP
Doors for after battery berthing (2)
Emergency Ration Boxes (20)
Emergency Ascent Line Spools (2)
Small Fryolator w/basket (deep fat fryer), 220VDC. (1)
Glass Holder (12)
Tooling for original Sebastian 14" lathe
Lead Ballast (60 Tons)
Low Pressure Air Blower - 10 lb. air, 90 H.P. - Portsmouth type - Roots Connersville Blower Co. (1)
Mae West Jacket (inflatable) Vest-Life Preserver, Type B-4 (2)
Marker Buoy (for exhibit) (1)
Mattress, crew berth size, approx. 73" x 24" x 4" (8 immediate, 8+ future)
Mixer, Hobart A120, 240 VDC model. We are also missing, 9" Vegetable slicer attachment with regular hopper. Tubular hoper with feed stick, 5/64" shredder rotor, 3/16" shredder rotor, french fry rotor. No. 12 chopper attachment, 1/8" chopper plate, 3/16" chopper plate, 1/4" chopper plate, 3/8" chopper plate, knives 7996.
Momsen Lungs (1)
Periscope Eye Cups for Type 2 Submarine Periscope (2 sets)
Periscope handles for Type 2 periscope (1 set)
Propellers 4 Blade, 7'9" with nut covers (1 each)
Range Fiddles (2)
Small safe (1)
Signal Light (1)
Singer Sewing Machine Type "M" Gen. Stores Stock No. 66M977 Portable (1)
Sliding Rack (berth) for torpedo rooms (3)
Strongback with support for sliding racks in aft torpedo room, the center support. (1)
Valves and Handles (see list)
Water Fountain (bubbler) (1)
Water heater, 15 gal (2)
Water pump, electric auxiliary pumps for main engines(3)
Misc small lockers for personnel cleaning gear in head and torpedo rooms
Medical Instrument Sterilizer, 13" x 5" x 3" 110 V, AC-DC
Typewriter, Remington special telegraph (communications mill has 1 and 0)
Electrical:Alarm Flasher for Main Gyrocompass, (Visual type) Arma (1)
Any spare parts for Arma Mark 7 Gyrocompass (1)
Any spare parts for Arma Gyro Setting Indicator Regulator Unit Mark I (1)
Any spare parts for Arma Mark 9, Mod 2 Gyrocompass (1)
Any spare parts for Arma Mark V Dead Reckoning Analyzer. (1)
Any spare parts for Arma Dead Reckoning Tracer, Class 3, Mk 7, Mod 1 (1)
Any spare parts for Bendix (Friez Inst. Div.) Pit Log
Any spare parts for Bendix (Friez Inst. Div.) Log Speed Transmitter
Any spare parts for Shaft Revolution Indicator System, Electric Tachometer Corp (Type T-3 transmitter, Frequency Control Unit Type 4, Rotary Converter RL-152)
Any spare parts for Motor Speed Indicator, Henschel Corp., Amesbury, MA
Battery Compartment Details (1 set)
Battle Lantern - 1940s U.S. Navy Type (12)
Depth Charge Direction Indicator Unit from Conning Tower (D.C.D.I.), F.W. Sickles Co. (1)
Depth Charge Range Estimator Unit from Conning Tower (D.C.R.E., NC-116) (1)
Electric Heaters - 2 and 4 Kilowatts - Chromalox, Type B, Sub 400 - Edwin Wiegand Co. (5)
Electron Tubes (see list)
Flashlights - 1940s U.S. Navy Type (35)
Gooseneck Microphone Type M1-24102 (5)
IFF switches and boxes associated with BN and ABK-1 (see list)
JT or BQR-3 Sonar Underwater Listening System (see list)
Misc. Electrical: clear 4" pressure proof globes, light sockets (lampholders) with switch type F-8428, fuses, cylindrical clear emergency light lenses, small junction boxes, switch and receptacle boxes, screw in fuse panel sockets type L-1, various switch handles, spare parts for engine cooling water alarms & knobs of various types.
Motor Controller, 250 VDC, Portsmouth Plan 30324 (1)
Panel Meters , mostly GE Type DB-12 (see list)
Records, a couple of V-disks or other wartime entertainment records. Any Sonar training records.
Reading Lamp. (5)
SCR-624B accessories. Radio handset 51081 (x2), wire type handset cradle (1), plugs to match 4 pin jack shown here (x2)
Shear valve BuShips drawing SS-S6700-468701 (1)
Submarine Mount VHF Antenna (1)
Tachometer Magneto, Type C4, 200 ohms, 6 volts per 1000 RPM, Weston (for FM engines) (4)
TBL radio transmitter keying relay cover screw, side panel screws (12), and one 5 plug to match jack shown here in the conning tower, a cable for the TBL handset for the conning tower.
Any parts for a WCA Sonar. Or anything except the training mechanism from its surface ship version QCS, QCS1, QCT, QCT1, QCQ1, QCR1.
All Weapons for Display Only:20 mm Anti-Aircraft Gun Cartridge Bag (4)
20 mm Anti-Aircraft Oerlikon Cannon Drill Shells - any quantity
20 mm Anti-Aircraft Gun Sights, Marks 2, 4, 4 mod. 1 and 5 (4)
Sight Telescope Mark 90, or 91 Waterproof Binoculars (1), reticle lights (3)
5 inch 25 cal Drill Shells - any quantity
5 inch 25 cal missing parts
40 mm Bofors Army single, manual, M3 Mount seats x2, Bofors wish photos
40 mm Bofors sites (one set), Bofors wish photos
40 mm Bofors handles and handle cranks (x4 two guns), Bofors wish photos
40 mm Bofors rear shield assembly (x2), Bofors wish photos
40 mm Bofors rod spring, B198369. Free length 9-1/4" to 9-3/4", 209 to 297 lb at 6-1/8", Bofors wish photos
40 mm Bofors Gun Drill Shells and Clips- any quantity
Racks for 20 mm, 40 mm, and 5" shells from magazine and ready access lockers on deck.
Mark 108 Demolition Outfit. - DEMILITARIZED
Mine Mark 10, Mine Mk 12 (1 each)
Pyrotechnic Pistol AN-M8
Dummy Submarine Emergency Identification Signal Star, Mk 2 Mod 2 and Mk 3 Mod 0
Dummy Submarine Float Signal, Mk 1 Mod 1
Dummy Submarine Identification Flares (we have a list)
Torpedo air flask charger (1)
Tool/Wrench Set for Mark 14, Mark 18, Mark 27 and Mark 28 Torpedoes, Mark 10 Mine (1 each)
Torpedo Lashing Straps (13)
Torpedo Warhead, for Mark 14 or 18 Torpedo - DEMILITARIZED, training and exercise heads OK (5)
Torpedo Warhead Exploder Mechanism, Mark 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 - DEMILITARIZED (2)
Torpedo - Mk 28 (1)
Torpedo - Mark 27, "Cutie" (1)
Torpedo Loading Tray (Skid), Portsmouth Style (2)
Torpedo Tube Inspection Roller Cart (1)
Original Manuals or Photocopies (we have nothing):Trim Pump, Gardner-Denver Co., 100 GPM, 93.8 RPM, Horizontal Duplex, Single Acting, Horizontal Drive
Ball Recording Sextant Mark I
Bendix Bearing and Range Indicator Mk 4 & Mk 8 & Mk 10 & Mk 12
Benne Machine Co. Bearing and Range Indicator Mk 4 & Mk 8 & Mk 10 & Mk 12
Bendix (Friez Inst. Div.) Pit Log
Clock, Mark I Deck Clock, Seth Thomas Type
Cutler-Hammer Motor Controllers
DB-12 Panel Meters, General Electric
Depth Charge Direction Indicator (DCDI), Sickles Model NL-116 Underwater Sound Equipment.
Depth Charge Range Estimator (DCRE), Sickles
Drill Press, Cincinnati Electric Tool Co., Type C-Size 7/8 inch, 250 VDC, .35 HP
Motor Speed Indicator, Henschel Corp., Amesbury, MA
Hydrogen Detector Type N.H.D., No. 3, Cities Service Oil Co., Hillside, NJ
BQR-3 sonic receiver. This is the postwar version of the JT.
List Of Blue Prints For Radio Department
Loudspeaker Amplifier Type 49131, NAVSHIPS 91202
Voltage Regulating Rheostat, Westinghouse, Style 1305138, 7-S97600
List of Ordnance Publications (Torpedoes, Guns, Fire Control Manuals)
Ship Board Electronic Equipment NAVPERS 10794
Ships 232A - Servicing IFF Mark III equipment with TS-182/UP Test Set (NavShips 900,104).
Submarine Mine Mk 10, and Mk 12
Submarine Mobile Mine Mk 27
Torpedo Torpedo Mk 27, Torpedo Mk 28
Original Manuals (we have a copy):Any original manuals for equipment found on board WW II submarines.
Operations and maintenance manuals.
Standard Submarine Organization and Regulations
1MC/7MC Battle Announcing System, RCA Corporation, NX-SS-25039, Amplifier MI-2758, Serial 1004.
Course Clock Mark II, Seth Thomas
Dead Reckoning Tracer (DRT) Charts from WW II
Electric Tachometer Corp, Shaft Revolution Indicator System, Type M1-6
Electric Tachometer Corp, Pitometer Log Constant Frequency Generator Type RL-152,
Electric Tachometer Corp, Constant Frequency Control Unit, Type 4
JT sonic receiver (NavShips 900,424) sonar
List of Ordnance Publications (Torpedoes, Guns, Fire Control Manuals)
List of NAVPERS training manuals.
LM-18 Frequency Meter
Oil Purifier, 450 GPH, M-95-35-18B-2, Sharples Corp.
RAK-6, RAL-6 Radio Receivers
SJ-1 radar ( Eng. 188, Ships 258)
Speech Input Equipment CRV-500644
SV radar (Ships 340)
Torpedo Mk 14, 18
US Navy Filing Manual, anywhere from 1941-1950.
WCA underwater sound comm. (NavShips 900,045)
Tools:Abrasives, angle grinder cutting disc, grinding disc, non-woven discs, flap discs, sand paper rolls and sheets
Anvil hardies, anvil sets, (bending, cutting, sheet metal stakes) for 1" square hardie hole.
Air compressor, 2,000 psi, 480 three phase, 30-50 amp.
Air tools: Air drill, 1/2" or 5/8", reversible, variable speed
Axial ventilation fan with hose (red devil blower or equivalent).
Bearing/machinist small scraper set
Fork lift, LPG, approx. 4,000+ lbs, 170"+ lift, 42"+ forks, side shift, solid or air tires
Lathe: Tooling for a 1981 LeBlond-Makino 15x30 Regal:
Lathe: quick release tool post (BXA preferred because we have tool holders)
Lathe: tailstock drill chuck MT-4, 5/8" Albrecht or Jacobs
Lathe: tailstock drill chuck MT-4, 1/2" or smaller Albrecht or Jacobs
Lathe: 10" to 15" 4 jaw chuck with reversible jaws, D1-6
Lathe: 5C collet chuck D1-6, or a collet draw bar/closer to use with a American Standard 250 to 5C front bushing, or a Kalamazoo 1CC to use in a 3-jaw chuck
Lathe: American Standard 250 dead center, or an American Standard 250 to Morse Taper bushing with a Morse Taper dead center (for headstock spindle)
Lathe: tailstock live center MT-4
Lathe: face plate 8" to 14-1/2", D1-6
Lathe: 10" to 15" 3 jaw chuck D1-6
Lathe: 4" 3 jaw chuck D1-6
Lathe: steady rest
Lathe: follow rest
Lathe tools: 1/2 inch indexable boring bar set, 3/4 inch indexable boring bar set
Lathe tools: Radius cutting tool (Holdridge, Repton or other design)
Measurement: Height and scribing gauge in a box (18" or 24", .0005")
Measurement: Machinist square set, 2", 4", 6"
Measurement: Standards to test/calibrate 1", 2", 3", 4" micrometers
Measurement: 24" caliper, .0005" with case
Measurement: Angle plate approx 6"x6"x6", .0005", steel
Measurement: Steel calibration step block for use with ultrasonic thickness gauge
Measurement: Caliper hermaphrodite 6" or 8"
Measurement: Small hole gage set
Measurement: Single knob magnetic indicator stand (Noga NF10533, or Interapid 01639023, or Fisso S-20.15, 3328.15, there are others. We have cable style, this would be easier in some applications.) Measurement: Two dial fast tramming tool (We have an indicator, but this would be nice.)
Measurement: Lever type test indicator and attachment kit (1-1/4", .0001", we have a .0005 but it would be nice to have a .0001 for machine calibration.)
Measurement: Touch off tool (We have paper, but this would be nice.)
Metal fab: Vertical band saw. 50-1800 sfm, 18" throat, 12" height. (rip fence, miter gauge, air cool, circular attachment, blade welder all would be nice).
Metal fab: Cut off saw (A.K.A. cold saw, mitering saw) with flood coolant.
Metal fab: Bender, Hossfeld #2 Bender, or American Bender #560 with assortment of dies
Metal fab: Bead roller for sheet metal with dies for rolled edges
Metal fab: Belt and disc sander
Mill Tooling: R8 end mill holders: 3/8", 3/4", 7/8", 1"
Mill Tooling: ball mill set 3 or 4 flute, HSS or carbide. We are almost always working mild steel or 300 and 400 series stainless. 1/8", 3/16", 1/4", 5/16", 3/8", 7/16", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", 1"
Mill Tooling: 5 piece starting drill/countersink set (center drills)
Mill Tooling: a couple sizes of spotting drills 120 degree
Mill Tooling: 1/2" countersinks, 60, 82, 90 degree
Mill Tooling: set of common size counterbores
Mill Tooling: a few sizes of roughing mills
Mill Tooling: HSS end mills (we have carbide, it would be nice to have a few HSS) Mill Tooling: 1-2-3 blocks, angle plate, v-blocks with clamps
Mill Tooling: manual rotary table (horizontal/vertical, 10") with three or four jaw chuck, chuck adapter plate, and tailstock (index plates if the type that can use them.)
Mill Tooling: slot/keyset cutter set 1/8", 3/16", 1/4", 3/16", 1/8", 5/32"
Mill Tooling: tailstock to use with 5C collet indexer, 4" table to center
Mill Tooling: 4" 3-jaw chuck on 5C arbor to use with 5C collet indexer
Mill Tooling: right angle milling attachment with arbor support, 1" arbor, spacers, drawbar for Bridgeport J2 head.
Mill Tooling: machinist jack screws, something around 4-6" tall
Mill Tooling: dividing head with chuck and centers
Mill Tooling: Bridgeport shaper/slotting (Series E) attachment (we have hand broaches, this would be nice)
Nut splitter set
Paint, Marine Coatings. 40 gallons per year. Approximately 350 gallons for drydock.
Paint sprayer, small volume (2 quart), epoxy coatings, cleaning tub, accessories.
Portable diesel powered 3" water pump. P-100, P-250 or equivalent for dewatering. Suction line, foot valve.
Powder coating gun, cup hopper type system for small jobs
Round hand punches (new, sharp) 1/8 - 1-1/4 set
Shore power Isolation Transformer, 100 amp (85-118 KVA), 480 VAC, 3 phase delta primary, 480 VAC, 3 phase Wye secondary, 60 Hz, NEMA 3R indoor floor mount, dry type, air cooled. Shield between windings, and high efficiency would be a plus.
Shore power high resistance ground fault system for 480 VAC, 3 phase, 100 amp system.
Thread- Fractional tap and die set, NC #4 through 3/4" and NF #10 through 3/4"
Thread- Fractional tap set, NC and NF
Thread- Insert thread repair kit
Welding, AC/DC TIG welder with HF start, pulse for smaller projects.
Welding, platen screw clamps, bolts, cutting pyramids for 1.71" square hole
Welding, carbon air-arc torch with cable and rods
Welding, TIG inert gas dual regulator/flowmeter (shielding and back purge)
Wire, 2/4 W Portable Power Cable, 100 amp, 480V, 3p+g, 80 foot, oil, UV, salt water safe for shore power
Wire, 6 THHN conduit wire, 50 amp, 480 V, 150 foot each of red, black, white, green
Wire, Armored Cable 14-2 conductor, 12-2 conductor, 10-2 conductor, (500 foot each) 14-15 conductor (250 foot)
Major Project Funding & SupportDrydocking (approx. $500,000-800,000)
Deck repair (approx. $50,000)
Painting above water line superstructure (approx. $30,000)
Brow replacement design, fabrication and installation ($50,000)
5" gun foundation aft ($50,000)
Shore side interpretive and sales center (approx. $100,000)
Translation/production of audio tour in three languages (approx. $50,000)
Education program scholarships (approx. $50,000)
Shore side museum (approx. $2-3 million)
If you can help Pampanito, please contact us:
Email: mail form
We are very thankful to the many who have helped us find equipment and documentation needed for the restoration of Pampanito.