Cruisers

USS Maine (Armored Cruiser No. 1)

NOTES: The National Archives has released over 500 drawings of the USS Maine. They have been grouped on a separate page.

CLASS: Maine COMMISSIONED: 17 SEP 1895 SUNK: 15 FRB 1898


USS Olympia (Cruiser No. 6) - DWG DATE: EST 1895

BLUEPRINT PLATES INCLUDE: Inboard Profile, Superstructure Deck, Main Deck, Berth Deck, Protective Deck, Platform Deck, Hold Plan, Inner Bottom, and Sections.

NOTES: These plans are very low in detail and were likely meant to show basic layout drawings to the general public. As a result, the accuracy of the drawings are questionable.

CLASS: Olympia COMMISSIONED: 5 FEB 1895 DECOMMISSIONED (FINAL): 9 DEC 1922


USS Missouri/Missoula (Armored Cruiser No. 13) - DWG DATE: 6 DEC 1917

BLUEPRINT PLATES INCLUDE: Outboard Profile, Inboard Profile, Main Deck, Gun Deck, Berth Deck, Upper Platform, Lower Platform, Midship Sections, and Cross Sections

NOTES: The USS Missouri was renamed Missoula on 7 JUN 1920 in order to free up the name for one of the proposed South Dakota Class battleships (BB-51). BB-51 was scrapped at 27.6% completion.

CLASS: Tennessee COMMISSIONED: 21 JUL 1908 DECOMMISSIONED (FINAL): 2 FEB 1921


USS Astoria (CA-34) - DWG DATE: 6 NOV 1939

BLUEPRINT PLATES INCLUDE: General Information, Outboard Profile, Inboard Profile, Bridges, Upper Deck, Main Deck, 2nd Deck, 1st Platform, 2nd Platform, Hold, and Double Bottom Expanded.

CLASS: New Orleans COMMISSIONED: 28 APR 1934 SUNK: 9 AUG 1942


USS Newport News (CA-148) - DWG DATE: EST JAN 1948

BLUEPRINT PLATES INCLUDE: Outboard Profile, Inboard Profile, 01 & 02 Levels, 03 to 05 Levels, and Main Deck.

CLASS: Des Moines COMMISSIONED: 29 APR 1949 DECOMMISSIONED: 27 JUN 1975


USS Helena (CL-50) - DWG DATE: UNKNOWN

BLUEPRINT PLATES INCLUDE: Inboard Profile, Upper Decks and Bridges, Main Deck, Second Deck, Third Deck, First Platform, and Second Platform.

NOTES: These plans appear to be from a non-official publication. While presumably accurate, some spelling differences indicate UK English and the lines appear redrawn, not scanned from original. As a result, the exact date that these drawings represent is unknown.

CLASS: St. Louis COMMISSIONED: 18 SEP 1939 SUNK: 6 JUL 1943


USS Miami (CL-89) - DWG DATE: 4 JUN 1946

BLUEPRINT PLATES INCLUDE: General Information, Outboard Profile, Inboard Profile, Bridges, Communication Platform & Bridges, Main Deck, Second Deck, Third Deck, First Platform, Second Platform, Hold, and Inner Bottom.

CLASS: Cleveland COMMISSIONED: 28 DEC 1943 DECOMMISSIONED: 30 JUN 1947


USS Worcester (CL-144) - DWG DATE: UNKNOWN - Probably 1948-1950

BLUEPRINT PLATES INCLUDE: Upper Levels, First Platform, Second Deck, Second Platform, Third Deck, Outboard Profile, Main Deck (1), Main Deck (2)

NOTES: The correction dates do not appear on any of the drawings, but they appear to represent her pre-Korean war configuration as they show float plane accommodations as opposed to helicopter accommodations. The first plate (Upper Levels) has a distorted aspect ratio. The Outboard Profile and Main Deck (1) drawings appear to be from a non-official publication and lack the details of the other plates.

CLASS: Worcester COMMISSIONED: 26 JUN 1948 DECOMMISSIONED: 19 DEC 1958


USS Chicago (CG-11) - DWG DATE: 14 AUG 1973

BLUEPRINT PLATES INCLUDE: General Information, Outboard Profile, Inboard Profile, 06 Level & Above, 03, 04, & 05 Levels, 02 Level, 01 Level, Main Deck, Second Deck, Third Deck, First Platform, Second Platform, Hold, Inner Bottom, and Typical Sections.

NOTES: The USS Chicago was originally commissioned as CA-136, an all-gun Baltimore class cruiser in 1945. She was decommissioned on 6 JUN 1947. The ex-Chicago was selected for extensive modification in 1958 and converted to an all-missile Albany class cruiser. Her hull designation was changed to CG-11 on 1 NOV 1958 and was re-commissioned on 2 MAY 1964.

CLASS: Baltimore/Albany COMMISSIONED: 10 JAN 1945 DECOMMISSIONED (FINAL): 1 MAR 1980