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Neoconshooter
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« on: March 23, 2009, 04:12:00 PM »

I am a newbie here. Did 13 years in the Army Security Agency/Special Services ending in Avionics after they disbanded the ASA. Used that to jump to the "Civilian Contractor" side of the house with DoD/StDept and various aerospace concerns. Boeing, Micky-D, Locheed, Northrup, Goodyear Aerospace, Etc. Became a fan after "Borrowing" SSN-700, IIRC, as this was a long time ago.

My question is does any one know or have access to blue prints of Fleet and Guppy boats and their weights and breakdowns?

Things like what are the various dimensions and weights of components like the motors, switch boards, pumps?

Any help would be greatly appreciated, Sincerely, Stewart. neoconshooter@live.com
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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2009, 04:17:07 PM »

Welcome to the forum Stewart.

I have no real answers for you.  I'm really a newbie as well.

The HNSA has a bunch of documents online that you might find useful:

http://www.hnsa.org/doc/index.htm

There is also the booklet of general plans for the USS Sand Lance (SS-381) Balao class:

http://www.hnsa.org/doc/plans/ss381.pdf
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2009, 04:43:39 PM »

Thanks for the info, any thing I can do for you?
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2009, 04:48:03 PM »

Thanks for the info, any thing I can do for you?

No problem.  Just hang around for a while and get to know the characters here.  hehe

Oh, and I forgot to mention the Fleet Type Submarine Manual:

http://www.hnsa.org/doc/fleetsub/index.htm

If you haven't looked over that one, it could be really helpful.
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2009, 04:49:33 PM »

You may want to take a look at www.floatingdrydock.com also, they have a number of ships prints available to include prints broken down far enough to make models from.

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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2009, 08:19:22 PM »

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I'm really a newbie as well.
  Shocked   OMG...you're got the most time on the board...don't lie to the new guy.

Darrin listed a great source, have bought some stuff there myself.

National Archives if you are in the DC area or know someone.

We have some blue prints of the BATFISH @ the museum...3-4 boxes of them.  What exactly do you need...maybe our fearless leader Rick can look it up.  Or I'll be down on April 4th and can look then.

Mark
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« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2009, 10:35:07 AM »

Stewart
As far as weights, the best place is the data plates on the equipment on the museum boats. The radio transmitter weighs 800 lbs.
Tom
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« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2009, 12:54:01 PM »

I know that data plates are great resources for some things, but things like the main motors, generators, diesel engines, air compressors and conditioners, pumps and other heavy machinery are hard to find. I am also several hundred miles round trip from USS Silversides in Manitowoc Wisconsin. It is difficult to make the trip for several reasons, so any help that any of you can give will be appreciated. Sincerely, SFD.
PS the Radio weighed 800 pounds? WOW, I knew they were heavy, but not that bad! THNX! Both of you.
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« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2009, 09:13:22 PM »

  Shocked   OMG...you've got the most time on the board...don't lie to the new guy.

Mark

LOL I still don't have even a small percentage of the knowledge of submarines that most of you guys do.  Smiley
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