internet archive ship plans

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  1. c-wiseman

    c-wiseman Member

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    I found this collection of ship plans at the Internet Archive. The Excel spreadsheet on the collection is also a wealth of information.

    https://archive.org/details/ship-design-drawings

    Lots of stuff, several countries, civilian ships too. Take a look.

    -chris
     
  2. Commodore

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    Holy smoke, mon, that's amazeballs!

    Everybody - quick! Download everything!!!
     
  3. rcengr

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    Very nice find. Looks like there is 1078 ships available. So if you don't want to scroll forever to find something, I recommend you download the spreadsheet. https://archive.org/download/ship_design_drawings_indexv1 That way you can do some sorting to find what you want and then click the direct link to the ship page.

    I was considering doing a Victory ship. There are 11 Victory ships to choose from :woot:
     
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    Wow, that is just an amazing find!
     
  5. NavyShooter

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    HOLY COW....this is one heck of a rabbit hole that you found. THANK-you!
     
  6. c-wiseman

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    Check back at this site every so often. It is continually being added to. Use a sort by 'date archived' to see what has been added recently. I just downloaded USS Oklahoma, and German Zestoyers 14, 15, & 16. Cargo ship galore, and a selection of DDs.
     
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    OMG... There are 2 sheets of the BB-67 - BB-71 Montana Class General Arrangement (1941) and not bare bones with little detaile, but actually good drawings. So... I downloaded both sheets.