Cammell Laird official shipyard stamp.

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Cammell Laird official shipyard stamp.

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RMS WINDSOR CASTLE

Miscellaneous and Electrical Plans.

Various Sizes
Original Shipyard Plans
Price: As Marked Plus Shipping

I spent two full days at a very musty, humid paper trader's yard in August of 2005 sorting through mountains of paperwork to secure these one-of-a-kind original builder's plans from the RMS WINDSOR CASTLE. If I had not "rescued" these, they would have been sold to the local pulp processing plant and converted into newsprint stock. I bought nearly a ton of plans and paperwork from the ship, which was a virtual floating museum.



Unfortunately, seeing that a "westerner" wanted the plans, the trader upped the price by a thousand percent, making this an extraordinarily costly investment.



I have saved one copy of each of the original plans for my archives in the hope that one day they will be preserved for future historians. In the meantime, the copies of all my spares will be added to this site and sold to recoup the huge expenses incurred. These are fascinating, detailed plans that give insight to just how complex the process of building and engineering a great Union Caste Liner was. In the pre-computer era, these were rendered by hand with remarkable skill and precision. They were on the ship throughout her career, only to be removed once she reached Alang on that sad day in 2005.



I will try my best to note the condition of each plan. Please understand these were in use for over three decades and sat for another decade. Some are torn, some are stained, some have small missing bits and all smell like the engine room of a 1960-built British ocean liner!



These plans don't seem to fit into any specific category, so are listed as described. Some are numbered but the numbering style does not fit in with the other groups of plans I obtained from the ship. All or most are stamped and dated by Cammell Laird, the Birkenhead shipyard that built the RMS WINDSOR CASTLE.



"Emergency Lighting Circuits" (Navigation, Captain, Bridge, Boat and Prom. Decks).

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"Emergency Lighting Circuits" (Navigation, Captain, Bridge, Boat and Prom. Decks).

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"Emergency Lighting Circuits" (Navigation, Captain, Bridge, Boat and Prom. Decks)

 

  • Emergency Lighting Circuits (Navigation, Captain, Bridge, Boat and Prom. Decks): Excellent condition. Price: $10.00

"Co2 Alarm and Pressure Wiring Diagram". Excellent condition. Price: 7.50

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"Co2 Alarm and Pressure Wiring Diagram". Excellent condition. Price: 7.50

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"Co2 Alarm and Pressure Wiring Diagram".

 

  • "Co2 Alarm and Pressure Wiring Diagram". Excellent condition. Price: 7.50

"Fire Alarm System Wiring Diagram". Slight wear but otherwise excellent. Price: $7.50

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"Fire Alarm System Wiring Diagram". Slight wear but otherwise excellent. Price: $7.50

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"Fire Alarm System Wiring Diagram".

 

  • "Fire Alarm System Wiring Diagram". Slight wear but otherwise excellent. Price: $7.50

"Communal Aerial System Wiring Diagram". Excellent condition. Price: $7.50

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"Communal Aerial System Wiring Diagram". Excellent condition. Price: $7.50

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"Communal Aerial System Wiring Diagram". 

 

  • "Communal Aerial System Wiring Diagram". Excellent condition. Price: $7.50

"Sprinkler Alarm System Wiring Diagram". Wheelhouse console. Some creases but xcellent condition. Price: 10.00

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"Sprinkler Alarm System Wiring Diagram". Wheelhouse console. Some creases but xcellent condition. Price: 10.00

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"Sprinkler Alarm System Wiring Diagram". Wheelhouse console.

 

  • "Sprinkler Alarm System Wiring Diagram". Wheelhouse console. Some creases but xcellent condition. Price: 10.00

"Emergency Lighting Circuits". Details E, Orloop, Lower Orlop and Tank Top. Excellent condition. Price: $10.00

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"Emergency Lighting Circuits". Details E, Orloop, Lower Orlop and Tank Top. Excellent condition. Price: $10.00

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"Emergency Lighting Circuits". Details E, Orloop, Lower Orlop and Tank Top. 

  • "Emergency Lighting Circuits". Details E, Orloop, Lower Orlop and Tank Top. Excellent condition. Price: $10.00

"Low Power System Main Wiring Diagram". Slight wear, otherwise excellent condition. Price: $7.50

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"Low Power System Main Wiring Diagram". Slight wear, otherwise excellent condition. Price: $7.50

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"Low Power System Main Wiring Diagram".  

  • "Low Power System Main Wiring Diagram". Slight wear, otherwise excellent condition. Price: $7.50

"Number 6: Arrangement of Babcock and Wilcox Selectable Superheat Boiler" Stains and wear but plan details are fine. Two available. Price per plan: $7.50

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"Number 6: Arrangement of Babcock and Wilcox Selectable Superheat Boiler" Stains and wear but plan details are fine. Two available. Price per plan: $7.50

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Number 6: Arrangement of Babcock and Wilcox Selectable Superheat Boiler".  ​

  • ***SOLD***"Number 6: Arrangement of Babcock and Wilcox Selectable Superheat Boiler" Stains and wear but plan details are fine. Two available. Price per plan: $7.50

"Number 18: General Arrangement of 17&1/4 " Diameter 'Iowa' Register Type A With Atomizer Mark P & PW Standard For Marine" Stains, wear and tear but plan details are fine. Price: $7.50

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"Number 18: General Arrangement of 17&1/4 " Diameter 'Iowa' Register Type A With Atomizer Mark P & PW Standard For Marine" Stains, wear and tear but plan details are fine. Price: $7.50

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"Number 18: General Arrangement of 17&1/4 " Diameter 'Iowa' Register Type A With Atomizer Mark P & PW Standard For Marine"  

  • "Number 18: General Arrangement of 17&1/4 " Diameter 'Iowa' Register Type A With Atomizer Mark P & PW Standard For Marine" Stains, wear and tear but plan details are fine. Price: $7.50

"Number 19: Diagrammatic Arrangement of Oil Firing Equipment" Stains and smudges but plan details are fine. Two available Price per plan: $7.50

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"Number 19: Diagrammatic Arrangement of Oil Firing Equipment" Stains and smudges but plan details are fine. Two available Price per plan: $7.50

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"Number 19: Diagrammatic Arrangement of Oil Firing Equipment"  

  • "Number 19: Diagrammatic Arrangement of Oil Firing Equipment" Stains and smudges but plan details are fine. Two available Price per plan: $7.50

"Number 21: Shaft Calibration Gear" Yellowing and wear along edges but plan details are fine. Price: $7.50

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"Number 21: Shaft Calibration Gear" Yellowing and wear along edges but plan details are fine. Price: $7.50

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"Number 21: Shaft Calibration Gear"

 

  • "Number 21: Shaft Calibration Gear" Yellowing and wear along edges but plan details are fine. Price: $7.50

"Number 28: Storage Of Chloros Carboys" Stains, wear and tear but plan details are fine. Price: $7.50

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"Number 28: Storage Of Chloros Carboys" Stains, wear and tear but plan details are fine. Price: $7.50

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"Number 28: Storage Of Chloros Carboys" 

  • "Number 28: Storage Of Chloros Carboys" Stains, wear and tear but plan details are fine. Price: $7.50

"Number 42: H.P. Ahead and H.P. Astern Basis Plan" Stains, wear and tear but plan details are fine. Price: $7.50

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"Number 42: H.P. Ahead and H.P. Astern Basis Plan" Stains, wear and tear but plan details are fine. Price: $7.50

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"Number 42: H.P. Ahead and H.P. Astern Basis Plan"  

  • "Number 42: H.P. Ahead and H.P. Astern Basis Plan" Stains, wear and tear but plan details are fine. Price: $7.50

"Number 48: Arrangement Of Closed Feed Suctions" Four of set of five. Fifth component missing. Stains, wear and tear but plan details are fine. Price for set: $17.50

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"Number 48: Arrangement Of Closed Feed Suctions" Four of set of five. Fifth component missing. Stains, wear and tear but plan details are fine. Price for set: $17.50

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"Number 48: Arrangement Of Closed Feed Suctions"  

  • "Number 48: Arrangement Of Closed Feed Suctions" Four of set of five. Fifth component missing. Stains, wear and tear but plan details are fine. Price for set: $17.50

MARGARITA L Consumption Plan. Single sheet showing perfunctory layout of compartments and tanks, water and oil consumption. Sounds like something you would find in a Mexican bar! Price: $5.00

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MARGARITA L Consumption Plan. Single sheet showing perfunctory layout of compartments and tanks, water and oil consumption. Sounds like something you would find in a Mexican bar! Price: $5.00

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MARGARITA L Consumption Plan  

  • MARGARITA L Consumption Plan. Single sheet showing perfunctory layout of compartments and tanks, water and oil consumption. Sounds like something you would find in a Mexican bar! Price: $5.00

MARGARITA L Mooring Plan. Single sheet dated 22-5-86 showing how MARGARITA L was moored at Rabigh. Rare bit of history. Price: $5.00

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MARGARITA L Mooring Plan. Single sheet dated 22-5-86 showing how MARGARITA L was moored at Rabigh. Rare bit of history. Price: $5.00

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MARGARITA L Mooring Plan  

  • MARGARITA L Mooring Plan. Single sheet dated 22-5-86 showing how MARGARITA L was moored at Rabigh. Rare bit of history. Price: $5.00

ITEMS WITHOUT IMAGE:  

  • "Number 48: Arrangement Of Closed Feed Suctions" Four of set of five. Fifth component missing. Stains, wear and tear but plan details are fine. Price for set: $17.50
  • "Number 242: Arrangement Pipes Systems, etc. Machinery in Er and BR". Good condition. No image available. Price: $3.50
  • "Number 777: Breaking Out Winch -- Cancelled". Fair to Good condition. Two copies. No image available. Price: $2.00
  • "Number 2057: HP Astern Turbine Modification Port". Good condition. No image available. Price: $3.50
  • "EL70: Decca Indicator". Good condition. No image available. Price: $3.50
  • "EL71: Radar". Good condition. No image available. Price: $3.50
  • "EL79: Navigation Lighting Circuits". Good condition. No image available. Price: $3.50
  • "EL164: Wheelhouse Console". Good condition. No image available. Price: $10.00
  • "EL270: Cold Room Alarms". Good condition. No image available. Price: $3.50
  • "EL301: Electric Lighting Circuits Boat and Prom Decks". Fair condition. No image available. Price: $7.50
  • "EL406 -- EL422: Temperature Control Diagrams". EL406 (3 Discharge Units With Press Control Dampers), EL408 (Two Discharge Units), EL409 (One discharge Unit), El410 (Two Discharge Units), EL411 (Three Discharge Units), EL412 (Two Discharge Units), EL413 (Four Discharge Units With Press. Con. Dampers), EL414 (Diagrammatic Arrangement For Two Discharge Units), El415 (Diag. Arrgt. One Discharge Unit), EL416 (Diag Arrgt. For Three Discharge Units), EL417 (Diag Arrgt of Temperature Controls For 1 Disch. Unit), EL418 (Diag Arrangement For 3 Disch Units With Press. Control Dampers), EL419 (Doag Arrgt For 2 Disch Units), EL420 (Diag Arrgt Of Calorifier and Brine CCT), El421 (Diag Arrgt. For 1 Discharge Unit), EL422 (Diag Arrgt For 2 Discharge Units). Good condition. No image available. Price for entire set: $15.00