RECORD GROUP 344
RECORD OF NAVAL SHIP SYSTEMS COMMAND

"ITEM S-11" Ship Preliminary Design History and Data Files, ca. 1908-66

Creator: Ship Concept Design Division. Naval Ship Engineering Center.

Series: Subject Files, 1936-1962

Entry P 39 (formerly Record Group 19, Entry HD 1021-M)
FRC Transfers 63A3172
Declassification Project NND 974382
ARC ID 1548717

Boxes 1-27 (26 Letter Archives Box, Standard; 1 Legal Archives Box, Standard; 1 Drop-Front Box A); 11.176 cubic feet; 12.583 linear feet

Location 470/84/21/6 - 22/3

Arrangement: Arranged by subject.

Scope and Content Note: This series consists of correspondence, memorandums, technical notes, drawings, photographs, contract information, and other documentation relating to experimental design proposals of various ships. Included in this series are structural reports relating to hydrofoils.

Container List:

Box 1: Departmental Characteristics — General Ship Characteristics (Folder 2 of 2)
Box 2: Misc. Correspondence with General Board — Nuclear Propulsion Plant in Ice Breaker
Box 3: AKD-1 Weight Calculations - Refrigerated Ship (AF 58-59) - History (Folder 2 of 2)
Box 4: PC(H) - History (Folder 1 of 2) - PC(H) - Strength
Box 5: PC(H) - Strength (Submerged Foils) - PC(H) - Specs for Building (Folder 1 of 2)
Box 6: PC(H) - Specs for Building (Folder 2 of 2) - AFS Floodable Length
Box 7: AFS LtCdr Collins File - River Patrol Boat
Box 8: Coast Guard - Patrol Boats — Allegato #13 - Electric Torpedo
Box 9: 760 Ton Corvette - Plans & Reports — LCVP Gas Turbine Hydrofoil - Strength
Box 10: LCVP Gas Turbine Hydrofoil - Common Hull for the AGC, AVD, LPD, & LSD
Box 11: LCU 1610 - Weights & Structure - LPD SCB Project 187 - Weights (Folder 1 of 2)
Box 12: LPD SCB Project 187 - Weights (Folder 2 of 2) - LPH Amphibious Helicopter Assault
Box 13: LPH Amphibious Helicopter Assault Ship - Weights (Folder 1 of 2) - L-25 (D & E) Hydrofoil LCM - Weight & Strength (Folder 2 of 2)
Box 14: LPH Helicopter Assault Ship - General Arrangement - MSC Minesweeper
Box 15: Minesweeper - General Arrangement Plans — MSO Minesweeper - Weights (Folder 2 of 2)
Box 16: Snow Shipyards Inc. - Minesweeper Specs. - MSO Minesweeper - Weights (Folder 2 of 2)
Box 17: MSI Minesweeper - Power & Form — Aluminum Minesweeper
Box 18: MS Minesweeper - Stability -- MS Minesweeper - Weights & Strength
Box 19: MS Minesweeper - General Information — MSO Minesweeper - History, Arrangement, Power & Form
Box 20: MSO Minesweeper - Stage Studies - CA-139 - History (Folder 2 of 2)
Box 21: CL-42 - USS Savannah Blister - CL - 55 - Weights & Stability
Box 22: CL - 55 - Modified CL 49 & 50 (Folder 1 of 2) - Cruiser - History (Folder 1 of 2)
Box 23: Cruiser - History (Folder 2 of 2) - CL - 154 - Weights
Box 24: Withdrawal Notices - DE 1006 (Ocean Escort) - Changes
Box 25: DE 1006 (Ocean Escort) - History (Folder 1 of 2) - Surveying Ship AGS – Preliminary Design Pt. II
Box 26: Surveying Ship AGS - Preliminary Design Pt. Ill - Surveying Ship AGS – Preliminary Design Pt. IV
Box 27: Allegata #1 - Plans & Computer Printout of Ship Information (Oversize Records)

File Unit List:

Box 1:

Departmental Characteristics
Departmental Characteristics (Folder 1 of 2)
Departmental Characteristics (Folder 2 of 2)
Departmental Characteristics (Folder 1 of 2)
Departmental Characteristics (Folder 2 of 2)
General Ship Characteristics (Folder 1 of 2)
General Ship Characteristics (Folder 2 of 2)

Box 2:

Misc. Correspondence with General Board
AKA (Roll-on Roll-off)
D. J. Barry AE, AF, AKS from LSD
AG-88 Ice Guard Study
Nuclear AGB Study
Refrigerated (AF 58-59) Ships-History (Folder 1 of 2)
Refrigerated (AF 58-59) Sips-History (Folder 2 of 2)
Nuclear Propulsion Plant in Ice Breaker

Box 3:

AKD-1 Weight Calculations
AKD-1 (MSTS-LSD) Power & Form
AKD-1 (MSTS-LSD) (Folder 1 of 2)
AKD-1 (MSTS-LSD) (Folder 2 of 2)
Refrigerated Ship (AF 58-59) - History (Folder 1 of 2)
Refrigerated Ship (AF 58-59) - History (Folder 2 of 2)

Box 4:

PC(H) - History (Folder 1 of 2)
PC(H) - History (Folder 2 of 2)
PC(H) - Speed-Power (Folder 1 of 2)
PC(H) - Speed-Power (Folder 2 of 2)
PC(H) - Weight Studies
PC(H) - Final Weight Estimate
PC(H) - Design Machinery
PC(H) - "A" Stage
PC(H) - Curves of Form
PC(H) - Strength

Box 5:

PC(H) - Strength (Submerged Foils)
PC(H) - Strength (Surface Piercing Foils)
PC(H) - Stability
PC(H) - General Arrangement
PC(H) - Enclosures
PC(H) - Notes on Model Studies
PC(H) - Notes on Craft Dynamics
PC(H) - Comments from Lecture
PC(H) - Turning-Control
PC(H) - Surface Piercing Foils
PC(H) - Bidder's Conference
PC(H) - Specs for Building (Folder 1 of 2)

Box 6:

PC(H) - Specs for Building (Folder 2 of 2)
AOE Project
PCS Project # 183 - Shipbuilding
AOE - 196 - Damage Stability
AFS Weights Book #1
AFS Weights Book #2
AFS Stability
AFS Floodable Length

Box 7:

AFS LtCdr Collins File
Hull Vibration Analysis
AFS General Arrangement
AFS Hull Form
Bureau of Commercial Fisheries - Ship Design
River Patrol Craft - Feasibility Study
95' WPB Coast Guard Plans
PE Feasibility Study
River Patrol Boat
Patrol Boats (PE)
River Patrol Craft (RPC) Feasibility Study
River Patrol Boat

Box 8:

Coast Guard - Patrol Boats
P.CE. 760 Tons - Hull Specifications
Allegata #2 - General Provisions & Specs
Allegato #3 - Fiat Engine Type
Allegato #4 - Antiaircraft Rapid Firing Unit
Allegata #5 - Antiaircraft Rapid Firing Unit
Allegato #6 - Antiaircraft Gun
Allegato #7 - Twin Mountain Machine Gun
Allegato #8 - Twin Mountain Machine Gun
Allegato #9 - Twin Mountain Machine Gun on Pedestal
Allegato #10 - 760 Ton Corvettes
Allegato #11 - Rocket Trower
Allegato #12 - Catapult Twin Torpedo Tube
Allegato #13 - Electric Torpedo

Box 9:

760 Ton Corvette - Plans & Reports
95' WPB (Class B) - Lines & Offsets
Fishing Boats (Use as a Patrol Boat)
165' Fish & Wildlife Boat Specs.
95 Ft. Patrol Gun Motor Boat - Specs.
Army Beach Lighter
LST - SCB Project 22 - History
LCU - Plans

LCVP Hydrofoil - Power & Form
LCVP Hydrofoil - Weights
LCVP Gas Turbine Hydrofoil – Strength

Box 10:

LCVP Gas Turbine Hydrofoil
LCVP 36 Hydrofoils - Model Tests
LCVP 36 Hydrofoils - Speed & Power
LST Operational Information
LCVP Hydrofoils - Weights & Strength
LCVP Hydrofoils - Power & Form
LST 1153 - History
LST - History
LST 1156 - Report on Preliminary Design
LST 1156 - Installation of Diesel Engines
LST - Report on Preliminary Design
Common Hull for the AGC, AVD, LPD, & LSD

Box 11:

LCU 1610 - Weights & Structure
MSB Utility Boat - Conversion to Minesweeper
LPD SCB Project - Power & Form
LPD SCB Project - Arrangements
MSB Minesweeper
LPD SCB Project 187 - Weights (Folder 1 of 2)

Box 12:

LPD SCB Project 187 - Weights (Folder 2 of 2)
LCM Hydrofoil - History (Folder 1 of 2)
LCM Hydrofoil - History (Folder 2 of 2)
LPD SCP Project 187 - Strength
Design Summary Typed Sheets
Hydrofoil - Machinery Design Study
Actuator Requirements LCM
LCM Hydrofoils - Power & Form
LPH Amphibious Helicopter Assault Ship Vol. 1 (Folder 1 of 2)
LPH Amphibious Helicopter Assault Ship Vol. 1 (Folder 2 of 2)

Box 13:

LPH Amphibious Helicopter Assault Ship - Weights (Folder 1 of 2)
LPH Amphibious Helicopter Assault Ship - Weights (Folder 2 of 2)
LPH Project 159 (Conversion) - History
LPH Amphibious Helicopter Assault Ship - Floodable Length
LPH Amphibious Helicopter Assault Ship – Strength
L-25 (D & E) Hydrofoil LCM - Weight & Strength (Folder 1 of 2)
L-25 (D & E) Hydrofoil LCM - Weight & Strength (Folder 2 of 2)

Box 14:

LPH Helicopter Assault Ship - General Arrangement
LPH Helicopter Assault Ship - Power & Form
MSI Minesweeper - Power & Form, Weights
Minesweeper Studies - Investigations
MSC Minesweeper - Preliminary Design
MSC Minesweeper - History
MSC Minesweeper

Box 15:

Minesweeper - General Arrangement Plans
MSC Minesweeper - History, Power & Form (Folder 1 of 2)
MSC Minesweeper - History, Power & Form (Folder 2 of 2)
MSI Minesweeper - Commander Miller's Correspondence
MSO Minesweeper - Strength
MSI Minesweeper - History
MSC Minesweeper - History
MSO Minesweeper - Weights (Folder 1 of 2)
MSO Minesweeper - Weights (Folder 2 of 2)

Box 16:

Snow Shipyards Inc. - Minesweeper Specs.
Minesweeper - Elbridge-Mclnnis Inc
Minesweeper MSI - Weights
AM - Redesign
Minesweeper MSC - AM 36-39
USS Bluebird, Standardization & Fuel Economy Trials
MSI - SBP# 131 Plans
MSO 519 - Space Data
MSO Minesweeper - Floodable Length
MSO Minesweeper - Weights (Folder 1 of 2)
MSO Minesweeper - Weights (Folder 2 of 2)

Box 17:

MSI Minesweeper - Power & Form
Minesweeper AM 421 - Inertia Sections
Minesweeper MSC - Project 69A
MSO Minesweeper - Weights
XMAP Sweeper Device - Hull Fittings
Minesweeper - Arrangement
Aluminum Minesweeper (Folder 1 of 2)
Aluminum Minesweeper (Folder 2 of 2)
Aluminum Minesweeper
Aluminum Minesweeper

Box 18:

MS Minesweeper - Stability
MS Aluminum Minesweeper
MS Aluminum Minesweeper - Weights (Folder 1 of 2)
MS Aluminum Minesweeper - Weights (Folder 2 of 2)
MS Minesweeper - Strength
MS Minesweeper - Damage Stability
MS Minesweeper - Power & Form
MS Minesweeper - Weights & Strength

Box 19:

MS Minesweeper - General Information
MS Minesweeper - History
MSO Minesweeper - Power & Form
Minesweeper - Design Characteristics
Minesweeper - Weights
Wooden Minesweeper - Design History
MSO Minesweeper - Weights & Strength
MSO Minesweeper - History, Arrangement, Power & Form

Box 20:

MSO Minesweeper - Stage Studies
MSO Minesweeper - Stability
MSO Minesweeper - Weights
CA-135 Indianapolis - Floodable Length
CA-139- Power & Form
CA-139 - Floodable Length & Damage Stability
CA-139 - History (Folder 1 of 2)
CA-139 - History (Folder 2 of 2)

Box 21:

CL-42 - USS Savannah Blister
CE 1/55 - Command Escort
CE 1/55 - Command Escort - Weights
CGN - Bldg. Program
CL -154 – Summary
CA-125 - History Book
CL-55 - Modified
CL-55 - Modified CL-49 & 50
CL-55 - Floodable Length Study
CL-55 - Weights & Stability

Box 22:

CL-55 - Modified CL 49 & 50 (Folder 1 of 2)
CL - 55 - Modified CL 49 & 50 (Folder 2 of 2)
CL - 144 - Cruiser
Cruiser – Studies
CL 42 - Savannah Blister Strength
CL 144-147 - Plans
BB 55 - BB 57 - Speed Studies
Cruiser - History (Folder 1 of 2)

Box 23:

Cruiser - History (Folder 2 of 2)
Submarine Killer Ship - Power & Form (Folder 1 of 2)
Submarine Killer Ship - Power & Form (Folder 2 of 2)
Nuclear Propelled Fleet Escort - Machinery Design (Folder 1 of 2)
Nuclear Propelled Fleet Escort - Machinery Design (Folder 2 of 2)
CL-154 - Weights

Box 24:

Withdrawal Notices
CL 154 Cruiser - Weights (Folder 1 of 2)
CL 154 Cruiser - Weights (Folder 2 of 2)
Cruiser - Power & Form (Folder 1 of 2)
Cruiser - Power & Form (Folder 2 of 2)
Cruiser - Power & Form
CLG - Power & Form
ASW Ship (Light) - Two Deck Type
Ocean Escort Tanks
DE 1006 (Ocean Escort) - Floodable Length
DE 1006 (Ocean Escort) - Weights
DE 1006 (Ocean Escort) - Power & Form
DE 1006 (Ocean Escort) - Changes

Box 25:

DE 1006 (Ocean Escort) - History (Folder 1 of 2)
DE 1006 (Ocean Escort) - History (Folder 1 of 2)
DE 1006 (Ocean Escort) - Strength Calculations
Surveying Ship AGS - Preliminary Design Pt. I
Surveying Ship AGS - Preliminary Design Pt. II

Box 26:

Surveying Ship AGS - Preliminary Design Pt. III
Surveying Ship AGS - Preliminary Design Pt. IV

Box 25:

Allegato #1 - Plans & Computer Printout of Ship Information (Oversize Records)