1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 3, 2021 9:34 AM by Charlie Busch

    Seeking copy of general plans for a battleship

    Brian Hall Newbie

      Looking for a copy of general builders plans for the battleship, USS Massachusetts (BB-59).

        • Re: Seeking copy of general plans for a battleship
          Charlie Busch Adventurer

          Dear Mr. Hall,

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Alphabetical Series of Ship Engineering Drawings, 1789 - 1967 in the Records of the Bureau of Ship (Record Group 19) that includes Plans for the Battleship USS Massachusetts (BB-59). Unfortunately, these plans have not digitized. For more information about the non-digitized plans, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Cartographic (RDSC) at carto@nara.gov.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDSC. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!