scans of shipyard blueprints
The plans available here are scans of original, declassified shipyard drawings released to the public by US Government agencies. Most are US Navy Booklet of General Plans drawings held by the US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) at College Park, Maryland. Some come from the US Department of Transportation (US DoT). These are plans of actual ships, not plans of ship models.
We extend our sincere appreciation to the NARA and US DoT staff and the many generous private researchers who continue to dedicate considerable time, personal resources and effort to preserve and make these plans available to the public and to posterity.
These plans can be downloaded directly from NARA or US DoT. But the NARA and DoT collections are vast and difficult for most people to access and search. So, we have made a selection of NARA and DoT plans of popular ship modeling subjects available here at no cost.