Battleship Wisconsin, 1944

The 4th and final completed ship of the Iowa class battleships was the Wisconsin which was very similar to the Missouri as they were both constructed at the same time. Some of the interesting features found on the plans is the splinter deck, a 2’6” high “deck” located between the 2nd and 3rd barbettes that provided splinter protection to the machinery and ammunition storage. As shown on the plans, the splinter deck is topped by 1.2” special treatment steel (STS armor) and 4.75” class B deck armor. When large caliber shells struck this armored deck, the naval architects theorized that splinters could penetrate the armor which led to the creation of the splinter deck, a deck to catch the splinters before they reached the vital machinery and ammunition rooms below. The Wisconsin plans also show the 3rd platform forward, a deck found on the Iowa class battleships but not on the North Carolina battleships. The 3rd platform was located between the bow and the forward armored bulkhead just forward of barbette #1 and contained officer storerooms, supply storerooms, and ordnance storerooms. You can explore these and all the other decks on our Wisconsin battleship plans.

Deck Plans

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

Profile Wisconsin Profile (inner view)
Bridges Superstructure and Bridge Decks
Superstructure Superstructure Decks
Main Main Deck
2nd-Deck 2nd Deck
Splinter Deck Splinter Deck
3rd Deck 3rd Deck
1st Platform Deck
2nd Platform 2nd Platform Deck
3rd Platform 3rd 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: -16, -12, -8, -4, 0, 0.25, 0.5, 1, 2, 3 through 35, 35.5, 36, 36.5, 37, 37.5, 38, 38.5, 39, 39.5, 40, 40+4

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, 29, 34-7 1/4, 39-6, 44, 47, 50, 53, 56, 60, 64

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
99-1/2" x 57-1/2"
19-1/2" x 36-1/2"
19-1/2" x 16-1/2"
19-1/2" x 27"
112-1/2" x 57-1/2"
26-3/4" x 57-1/2"
112-1/2" x 17-1/2"
Price: $139
1:250 Scale Plans
Plan Dimensions
Quantity Width x Length
97-1/2" x 44-3/8"
17-1/2" x 28-1/4"
17-1/2" x 12-7/8"
17-1/2" x 21"
19-7/8" x 44-3/8"
25-3/8" x 44-3/8"
16-3/4" x 9-1/4"
Price: $129
1:300 Scale Plans
Plan Dimensions
Quantity Width x Length
96-1/2" x 37-1/8"
16-1/2" x 23-3/4"
16-1/2" x 10-7/8"
16-1/2" x 17-5/8"
18-3/8" x 37-1/8"
24-5/8" x 37-1/8"
16-3/4" x 9-1/4"
Price: $119
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 of the Wisconsin which we will post in the next several months as we continue to build out our website.

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