Detail Specifications for Building Aircraft 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 1064TABLE OF CONTENTS
DETAIL SPECIFICATIONS
FOR BUILDING
AIRCRAFT CARRIERSTABLE OF CONTENTS

SectionPage
A-1.General1
A-2.Summary of work pertaining to hull to be done by contractor5
A-3.Work pertaining to other bureaus7
A-4.Uncompleted work8
A-5.Ordnance and ordnance outfit8
A-6.Armor12
A-7.Miscellaneous articles17
A-8.Care of hull during construction20
A-9.Inspection21
A-10.Correspondence21
A-11.Weighing material21
A-12.Ratproofing22
B-1.Plans and specifications23
B-2.Changes54
C-1.Workmanship55
C-2.Length and size of plates and shapes57
C-3.Access to compartments57
C-4.Lightening, limber, drain, and air holes58
C-5.Overweight58
C-6.Materials60
C-7.Pickling and cleaning71
C-8.Galvanizing71
C-9.Painting, varnishing, and cementing72
C-10.Welding and riveting74
C-11.Threaded parts84
D-1.Testing, general requirements85
D-2.Compartment testing85
D-3.Tests of systems91
D-4.Tests of auxiliaries, appliances, and fittings98
E-1.Stem116
E-2.Rudder support assembly116
F-1.Transverse framing116
G-1.Outside plating116

2

SectionPage
G-2.Inner bottom and third skin118
H-1.Docking keels119
H-2.Bilge keels120
H-3.Longitudinals120
H-4.Vertical keel122
H-5.Stringers123
H-6.Breasthooks124
I-1.Decks and platforms, general124
1-2.Deck stanchions and pillars143
1-3.Deck coverings147
1-9.Main deck155
I-10.Flight deck160
I-11.Forecastle deck167
1-13.Platforms, flats, and bridges above main deck168
1-14.Galleries and walkways170
1-15.Flats below main deck172
J-1.Bulkheads, structural, other than torpedo defense bulkheads173
J-2.Torpedo defense bulkheads196
K-1.Access trunks199
L-1.Nonstructural bulkheads and partitions199
L-2.Insulation200
M-1.Shaft struts212
M-2.Shaft tubes and shaft-tube bearing supports212
M-3.Rudder212
N-1.Foundations and special framing213
O-1.Deck houses216
O-5.Windshields219
P-1.Masts220
P-2.Boat and airplane cranes227
R-1.Doors238
R-3.Hatches239
R-4.Manholes242
R-5.Scuttles247
R-7.Airports247
R-8.Deck lights250
R-9.Windows251
R-10.Insect screens252

3

SectionPage
U-1.Ammunition stowage253
U-2.Ammunition-handling appliances262
U-5.Boat handling and stowing284
U-6.Anchor-handling arrangement295
U-7.Winches and capstans309
U-8.Steering requirements314
U-9.Piping systems, general requirements321
U-10.Fuel-oil, gasoline, diesel oil, and lubricating oil systems327
U-11.Drainage, wing tank flooding and drainage, and fuel-oil compensating systems346
U-12.Flooding and sprinkling system359
U-13.Fire system372
U-14.Flushing system376
U-15.Fresh-water system377
U-16.Plumbing383
U-17.Internal draft gages390
U-18.Compressed air system390
U-20.Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning393
U-22.Voice tubes and mechanical communication appliances416
U-23.Chemical fire systems and fire extinguishers417
U-24.Airplane launching, handling, and stowage arrangements424
U-25.Palisades and life nets446
U-26.Airplane elevators449
U-27.Roller curtains473
V-1.Electric auxiliaries475
V-2.Spare parts (mechanical)485
V-3.Wrenches487
V-4.Protection for operating rods, gearing, wires, etc.488
V-5.General requirements for auxiliary machinery489
W-1.Compartments492
W-2.Officers’ quarters493
W-3.Petty officers’ and crew’s quarters and berthing and messing for enlisted men498
W-4.Navigating, ship-control, and fire-control stations, including radio and communication stations501
W-5.Offices519
W-6.Hospital spaces527

4

SectionPage
W-7.Prisons532
W-8.Commissary spaces532
W-9.Utility spaces545
W-10.Machinery spaces, including auxiliary machinery spaces and workshops555
W-11.Ordnance spaces575
W-12.Storerooms and issue rooms579
X-1.Joiner work610
X-2.Locks, keys, and tags611
X-3.Complement613
X-4.Mattresses, pillows, and upholstering624
Y-1.Ladders and grab rods625
Y-2.Hatch davits, bars, and padeyes630
Y-3.Warping, mooring, and towing fittings631
Y-4.Rail and awning stanchions, and life rails633
Y-5.Spars637
Y-6.Pinrails, cleats, eyebolts, etc639
Y-7.Sounding platforms639
Y-8.Draft marks639
Y-9.Rubbing and chafing plates640
Y-10.Protectors, zinc and mild steel540
Y-11.Labeling641
Y-12.Canvas outfit644
Y-13.Rigging645
Y-14.Paravane gear648
Y-15.Propeller guards649
Y-16.Light-excluding curtains649
Z-1.Stowage of portable articles650
Z-2.Lockers653
Addenda655
Index691