Battleship Washington, 1945

Sister ships are extremely interesting. The differences between the ships indicate different design considerations and modifications to later ships to account for knowledge gained with the earlier ship. Because the battleship Washington and North Carolina are sister ships, they may look the same, but in reality, there are many differences between the two ships, most visibly on the exterior decks where the Washington had many more single 20mm guns installed than the North Carolina. Once below deck, many other changes are evident, such as the battleship Washington having two waste grinder rooms and the battleship North Carolina only one, and the battleship Washington having one degaussing generator while the North Carolina had two. Each ship took slightly different paths to accommodate the burgeoning anti-aircraft crew members by converting different compartments to crew’s quarters and the Washington converting many more bunks to stack five high. On the 3rd deck, the Washington had modifications to the engineer officer’s office, crew’s quarters, the workshop, issue rooms, storage rooms, and added an air compressor workshop where the North Carolina had a repair locker. On the platform decks, many additional layout changes are evident as the shipyards made different changes at different times to accomodate battle experiences.

While the battleship Washington was not preserved, you can still explore the ship through these highly detailed plans and experience the daily life of her crew during WWII.

Deck Plans

Below is our collection of plans for the Battleship Washington. Each deck is printed individually and includes an abbreviation and symbol table. The superstructure decks are combined onto a single sheet of paper.

Profile Washington Profile (inner view)
Bridges Superstructure and Bridge Decks
Superstructure Superstructure Deck
Main Main Deck
Half Deck Half Deck
2nd Deck
3rd Deck 3rd Deck
1st Platform 1st Platform Deck
2nd Platform 2nd Platform Deck
Hold Hold
3rd Bottom 3rd Bottom
Inner Bottom Inner Bottom
Lines Plans

The lines plans include hull dimensions to assist the modeler in accurately recreating the ship's hull. While the sheer and half-breadth plans are scaled to the selected purchase scale (see below), we print the body plan in a slightly larger scale to assist the modeler: for 1:192 scaled plans, the body plan is printed at 1:96, and for 1:300 and 1:250 scaled plans, the body plan is printed at 1:192.

Body
Body plan

The body plan includes the following stations: 0, 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 3 through 37, 38, 38.5, 39, 39.5, 40.

Sheer
Sheer plan

The sheer plan includes the following buttock lines (in feet from ship's centerline): 2, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52.

Half-Breadth
Half-breadth plan

The half-breadth plan includes the following waterlines: 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 39-11, 44, 48, 52, 56.

Purchasing Plans

All orders include both the deck and lines plans with the file sizes for each scale rounded to the nearest 1/8” shown in the tables below. We offer three separate plan scales, plus an option for any desired plan size. The smallest plan at 1:300 scale may obscure some of the smallest features and requires keen eyesight to view the finest details but is an excellent display size; the largest plan at 1:192 scale really brings the details to life but does require a much larger viewing surface. The 1:250 scale is a nice, medium plan size.

Note that we only sell paper copies of our plans; no pdf files are offered.

1:192 Scale Plans
Plan Dimensions
Quantity Width x Length
79-1/2" x 48"
29-1/2" x 36-1/2"
19-1/2" x 13"
19-1/2" x 23"
112" x 48"
26-1/2" x 48"
111-1/2" x 17"
Price: $129
1:250 Scale Plans
Plan Dimensions
Quantity Width x Length
77-1/2" x 37-1/8"
27-1/2" x 28-1/4"
17-1/2" x 10-1/4"
17-1/2" x 17-7/8"
19-1/2" x 37-1/8"
25-1/4" x 37-1/8"
16-1/4" x 9"
Price: $119
1:300 Scale Plans
Plan Dimensions
Quantity Width x Length
76-1/2" x 31-1/8"
26-1/2" x 23-3/4"
16-1/2" x 8-5/8"
16-1/2" x 15-1/8"
18" x 31-1/8"
24-1/2" x 31-1/8"
16-1/4" x 9"
Price: $109
Custom Scale
Interested in a custom scale? Please contact us and we will work up a price. You can enter the details into the fields below to purchase.
Photos

We have several photos for the Washington which we will post over the next several months as we continue to build out our website.

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