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  1. Contents of the Naval Historical Warehouse in Memphis TN

    I have been trying to find where the original plans to the Iowa class wound up. They were supposed to go to NARA but never made it.

    Through a FOIA request I found that the plans for BB-36 - BB-64...
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    Today my archaeological dig uncovered Rusty's...

    Today my archaeological dig uncovered Rusty's plans to the boat bulwark he describes in his book.
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    Iowa Class Stack Measurements

    Does anyone have any measured drawings of the Iowa class stacks?

    Who ever did the microfilming that went to NARA of this area must have been drunk because every last image is blurry to the point...
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    Sticky: I need to add to this list, the same for the boat...

    I need to add to this list, the same for the boat cranes.
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    Sticky: This is an Anatomy of the Ship book for the...

    This is an Anatomy of the Ship book for the Iowas? If so, when did that come out?

    The text of Sumrall says;

    "The Armament Summaries of the Bu Ord indicate that the Iowas were each fitted with...
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    Sticky: Sumrall states all four ships had 8 twin 20mm...

    Sumrall states all four ships had 8 twin 20mm mounts by April 1945.
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    Sticky: Looking for Measured Drawings of Details

    To finish my computer model, I am looking for measured drawings of the following Iowa class details:

    Nixie Bolsters
    Armored Box Launchers
    Life Raft Holders
    Phalanx Guns
    SATCOM Antenna
    SQL-32...
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    Sticky: This is the version on the Iowas (Mod 2). There...

    This is the version on the Iowas (Mod 2). There are several variants used on other ships.
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    Sticky: This has kept me up for nights: Does anyone know...

    This has kept me up for nights: Does anyone know why the Iowa's have 2 different propellers? (Ok, it's really 4 but for our purposes it's 2).
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    Sticky: ABL Dimensions

    I'm still looking for ABL dimensions. I have found these metric dimensions

    http://www.shipbucket.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=319

    but I don't know what is being measured. For example, going...
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    Sticky: I am amazed at how you guys (and the original...

    I am amazed at how you guys (and the original builders) did this at all in the days before widespread 3D CAD programs.
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    Sticky: If memory serves, wasn't one of the novelties of...

    If memory serves, wasn't one of the novelties of the HUP-2 an autopilot?
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    Sticky: Another Detective Question: Tomahawk Platform

    I obtained this measured drawing of the aft Tomahawk platform during a visit to NARA. It shows the platform extending to 38' 6" off the centerline.
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    When I look at pictures, I say "this just...
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    Sticky: Thanks. It would be interesting to see what the...

    Thanks. It would be interesting to see what the offsets are along that level.
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    Sticky: I put for an alternate theory. It is possible...

    I put for an alternate theory. It is possible that there is a BEND at FR119 rather than a KNUCKLE?

    In the attached I have a rendering in which I have put a small radius at FR119 and the angle...
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    Sticky: Thanks, If you could supply the offsets, I...

    Thanks,

    If you could supply the offsets, I could go from there. I don't see a knuckle at FR119 in pictures. Yet I see it in the data and the FD planbook. I trust my eyes (and yours) more than the...
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    Sticky: More information on the deckhouse shape

    Sorry for being misleading. Uploading here is an iterative process of cutting until the file fits the restrictions of the board. Here I have underlaid the image from the booklet of general plans for...
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    Sticky: Question on Superstructure

    In the attached I have an image showing the outline of the Iowa deckhouse at the main deck level (red). The numeric data in the plans shows a knuckle at the black line.

    In the modernizations the...
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    Sticky: This is what I've got with the information that...

    This is what I've got with the information that I've got. No stanchions and ladders yet.
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    Sticky: Thanks all. I've started work using the...

    Thanks all. I've started work using the information provided. I still have to do supports.

    I am going for a level of detail that can be reproduced in 1:96 to 1:192 scale.

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