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Old 12-24-2021, 05:34 AM
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Ship plan project: My collection of Booklets of General Plans on the Webarchive

I've started another side project, at the moment I'm uploading parts of my collection of so called "Booklets of General Plans" (BOGP) to the Webarchive. At the moment most, if not all, BOGP's are from American built vessels, as my main source is the US National Archives. However, I'll try to upload my finds from the Dutch and German National Archives as well

Click on this link to see the collection as it is today. I'll try to keep the momentum, but it will take me a lot of time before I can say I've finished the job. I have to sort out a lot of files, so I started with the easy jobs (for me), so it will take some time before every ship type is represented.

What's to be found at this moment:

- Wickes and Clemson class destroyers: as destroyers (DD), or als highspeed minesweepers (DMS), light minelayers (DM) or miscellaneous auxiliary (AG)
- Benson Class destroyers
- Mahan Class destroyers
- Fletcher Class destroyers
- Buckley Class destroyer escort
- Iowa Class battleships: plans for all Iowa's, showing configuration in the 1940's, 1950's and 1980's
- South Dakota Class battleships: BB-57 & BB-58
- New Orleans Class heavy cruisers
- WW I and WW II standard ships: EFC 1046, Liberty Ship, several C-2 and C-3 variants as naval vessels
- Essex Class carriers: WW II configuration and 1960's configuration
- Casablanca Class escort carrier

and more

If you want to find this collections in another way, just search for "BOGP", as I found out nobody else has used this abbreviation as a tag

Downloading the files is easy, in the index click on the ship you want, and pick the file format you prefer in the menu on the right side of the page

to be continued
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Old 12-24-2021, 06:27 AM
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This is an extraordinary research project. It is most generous of you to develop this easily accessible treasure trove of visual information and to make it available to other model builders and those interested in naval history.

I have been wandering among the flush deck destroyer minesweepers with great pleasure.

Many thanks!

Don
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Old 12-24-2021, 10:05 AM
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A great resource, very kind. You made this hobby easier for a lot of people, kudos Sir.
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Old 12-27-2021, 02:04 PM
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Dear All:
And particularly Foute Man, thank you very much.
I have been looking for a neglected class. The Wind Icebreakers.
Does any one has some nice plans?
Thank you.
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Old 01-09-2022, 12:03 PM
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Thanks Foute Man for a great idea and your kindnes to shear it with us. Avery interesting collection.

Shalom Mor
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Old 01-09-2022, 08:42 PM
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Thank you all for the kind words. Started this project as an effort to sort out my sourcematerial. All drawings are so called public domain, most of the drawings come from the US National Archives. The drawings that are offered as free and legal download change once or twice a year.....

The drawings themselves should be taken for what they are,

I noticed the Webarchive search engine is a bit hard to use, as there is no special section for these types of drawings (yet). I've attached a zipped spreadsheet I made for personal use to keep track of the progress I've made so far. There is one column with direct links to the files on the Webarchive.

This is the general index page for my uploads to the Webarchive
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Old 01-09-2022, 11:09 PM
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Thank you! I've "favorited" your page to be able to find it more easily in the future.
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Old 01-10-2022, 02:43 PM
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Useful Book: Heinrich, Warship Builders

One of the books I received for Christmas is Thomas Heinrich, Warship Builders: An Industrial History of U.S. Navy Shipbuilding, 1922-1945 []Page not found | U.S. Naval Institute, which I think would be of interest to readers of this valuable thread. It addresses all the key aspects of warship construction in the United States in the subject time period, with brief comparisons with the UK, Germany, and Japan.

It is a good companion book to Frederic C. Lane, Ships for Victory: A History of Shipbuilding under the U.S. Maritime Commission in World War II [Ships for Victory | Johns Hopkins University Press Books.

Some of the illustrations in these books remind me of how paper model building emulates and helps us understand actual ship building.

Don

Added: Even though the URL for the Heinrich books says "Page not found," it will, in fact, take you to the USNI Press site for the book.
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Cool

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Old 01-10-2022, 11:03 PM
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One of the books I received for Christmas is Thomas Heinrich, Warship Builders: An Industrial History of U.S. Navy Shipbuilding, 1922-1945 []Page not found | U.S. Naval Institute, which I think would be of interest to readers of this valuable thread. It addresses all the key aspects of warship construction in the United States in the subject time period, with brief comparisons with the UK, Germany, and Japan.

It is a good companion book to Frederic C. Lane, Ships for Victory: A History of Shipbuilding under the U.S. Maritime Commission in World War II [Ships for Victory | Johns Hopkins University Press Books.

Some of the illustrations in these books remind me of how paper model building emulates and helps us understand actual ship building.

Don

Added: Even though the URL for the Heinrich books says "Page not found," it will, in fact, take you to the USNI Press site for the book.

Thank you for these recommendations! Added to my books to remember to look into obtaining to read list.
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