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USS Arizona Booklet of General Plans

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  1. ResearcherAtLarge

    ResearcherAtLarge Member

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    I've posted Arizona's "Booklet of General Plans" here for others to use. The Booklet of General Plans (BOGP hereafter) was a set of drawings used to show internal spaces and general configuration. It should be handy for researchers and students of the attack to understand a bit more about what happened to her. For example, a Navy analysis of her loss theorizes an explosion in A-415-M, which contanied over 1,000 pounds of black powder. We can now find precisely where that space is on the first platform level.

    The plans are updated to June of 1941 and lack the radar pedestal that was installed on the foremast fighting top and show the concentration dials, both features that were added after this but before the attack. Also included is a copy of the outboard profile from these plans, modified by the Navy to show her post-attack during salvage, for reference.

    http://www.researcheratlarge.com/Ships/BB39/BOGP/
     
  2. Biak

    Biak Adjutant Patron  

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    Outstanding !
     
  3. LRusso216

    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    This is really good. The site went right into my Bookmarks. I think it will be very helpful. Thanks.
     
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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Good show!
     
  5. belasar

    belasar Court Jester Staff Member

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    Excellent post and source!
     

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