Cammell Laird official shipyard stamp.

Cammell Laird official shipyard stamp.

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RMS WINDSOR CASTLE
"E" (Engineering) Type Plans

Part One

Various Sizes
Original Shipyard Plans/Machinery 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!

There are so many plans in this set, showing a photo of each would not only be impractical but would fill up several pages. In the interest of sanity, I am going to list them in numeric order with a description of condition and price. If you have any specific questions about these, please feel free to e-mail me and I will do my best to provide more details.

ITEMS WITHOUT IMAGE:  ​

  • "E2, E3, E4, E5, and E6 -- HP Turbine Basis Plans" (Sheets 2 through 6 -- Missing Sheet #1) Some wear, stains and smudging but all are legible and in overall fair (E2, E4) to excellent (E3,E5, and E6). Price for five plans in set of six: $17.50"Number 242: Arrangement Pipes Systems, etc. Machinery in Er and BR". Good condition. No image available. Price: $3.50

  • "E7, E8, E9, and E11 -- LP Turbine Basis Plans" (Sheets 1 through 5 -- Missing Sheet #4) Very slight wear, stains and smudging but overall excellent. Price for four plans in set of five: $15.00"Number 2057: HP Astern Turbine Modification Port". Good condition. No image available. Price: $3.50

  • "E12, E13, E14, E15, E16 and E17 -- HP Cylinder Plans" Entire HP Cylinder Plan set: E12 (Sections), E13 (Outside Views), E14 (Inner Cylinder), E15 (Nozzle Chest and STM Distributor), E16 (astern), and E17 (Bearing Blocks). Overall excellent condition. Price for complete set of six plans: $25.00"EL71: Radar". Good condition. No image available. Price: $3.50

  • "E18, E19, E20, E21, E22, E23, E24, and E25 -- LP Cylinder Assembly Plans" Entire LP Cylinder Plan set: E18 (Assembly), E19 (Ahead Barrel), E20 (Grooving), E21 (Astern Barrel), E22 (Inner Assembly), E23 (Bearing Blocks), E24 (Fabricated Bottom), E25 (Fabricated Bottom). Overall excellent condition with some outer wear, stains and sumdging on E20 and E23. Price for complete set of eight plans: $25.00"EL164: Wheelhouse Console". Good condition. No image available. Price: $10.00

  • "E26 and E27 -- HP Nozzle Control Valve Plans" Some wear and smudging but both are legible and in very good condition. Price for pair: $7.50"EL301: Electric Lighting Circuits Boat and Prom Decks". Fair condition. No image available. Price: $7.50

  • "E28 and E29 -- HP and LP Ahead and Astern Rotor Plans" Some wear and smudging but both are legible and in very good condition. Price for pair: $7.50

  • "E30 -- HP Turbine Supporting Beam Plan" Very good condition. Price: $5.00

  • "E32 and E33 -- HP and LP Turbine Lagging" Some wear and outer smudging but both are legible and in very good condition. Price for pair: $7.50

  • "E34 and E35 -- HP Blading Ahead and HP Blading Astern Plans (Sheets 1 and 2)" Some wear and smudging but both are legible and in good condition. Price for pair: $7.50

  • "E36 and E37 -- LP Blading Ahead Impulse and LP Blading Ahead Reaction (Sheets 1 and 2)" Some wear and smudging but both are legible and in very good condition. Price for pair: $7.50

  • "E38 -- LP Blading Astern Impulse Plan" Very good condition. Price: $5.00

  • "E39 and E40 -- HP Nozzle Plate Ahead and HP Nozzle Plate Astern (Sheets 1 and 2)" Overall very good condition. Price for pair: $7.50

  • "E41 and E42 -- LP Nozzle Plate". E41 (Second Stage Diagram) and E42 (1st Stage) Edge wear but otherwise good condition. Price for pair: $5.00

  • "E43 and E44 -- HP Ahead Nozzles and Diaphragms (Sheets 1 and 2)" Overall very good condition with some outside stains on E43. Price for pair: $7.50

  • "E45 and E46 -- LP Ahead Nozzles and Diaphragms (Sheets 1 and 2)" Overall very good condition with edge and corner wear. Price for pair: $7.50

  • "E47 -- HP Glands" Good condition with outer stains and wear. Price: $5.00

  • "E48 -- LP Glands" Very good condition. Price: $5.00

  • "E53 -- HP Rotor Adjusting Gear" Good condition. Price: $5.00

  • "E54 -- LP Rotor Adjusting Gear" Very good condition. Price: $5.00

  • "E55 -- Rotor Easing Gear" Very good condition. Price: $5.00

  • "E56 (two) and E57 -- Weardown Gauges" Overall very good condition with edge and corner wear. Price for three (two E56s): $5.00

  • "E58 -- HP Ahead and Astern Turbine Clearances" OK condition with stains and water damage. Price: $3.50

  • "E59 -- LP Ahead and Astern Turbine Clearances" Two copies. One excellent, other worn. Price for each: $5.00

  • "E60 and E61 -- Primary and Secondary Gearing Basis" Plans Overall very good condition. Price for pair: $7.50

  • "E62 and E63 -- Primary Wheel and Pinions/Main Wheel and Secondary Pinions" Overall good condition with edge and corner wear. Price for pair: $7.50

  • "E64, E65, E66 and E67 -- Gearcase Plans" Set: E64 (Main Gearcase), E65 (Main Gearcase, etc), E66 (HP Primary Gearcase), and E67 (HP Primary Gearcase, ctd.) Overall very good condition with edge and corner wear. Price for complete set of four: $10.00

  • "E68 -- Cast Steel Keeps" Very good condition. Price: $5.00

  • "E70 -- Fabricated Steel Covers" Excellent condition. Price: $5.00

  • "E71 -- Primary Wheel Thrust Bearing" Fair condition with water stains and wear. Price: $5.00

  • "E72, E73 and E74 -- Flexible Coupling Plans" Set: E72 (HP Flexible Coupling), E73 (LP FLexible Couping), E74 (Secondary Flexible Coupling) Overall very good condition. Price for complete set of three: $7.50

  • "E71, E75 (two), E76, E76A, E77, and E78 -- Bearing Plans" Set: E71 (Thrust Bearing Primary Wheel), E75 (Primary Pinion Bearings -- two copies), E76 (Secondary Flexible CouplingGearing Bearing Primary Wheel), E76A (Primary Pinion Bearings), E77 (Gearing Bearings Secondary Pinion), E78 (Gearing Bearing Main Wheel) Overall fair to very good condition. Price for mixed set: $15.00

  • "E79, E81, E82, E83 -- Gear Plans" Set: E79 (Counter Gear), E81 (Easing Gear -- Primary Wheel), E82 (Easing Gear Main Wheel), E83 (Wear Down Gauges, Bridge Gearing) Overall very good condition. Price for mixed set: $12.50

  • "E84, E85, and E86 -- Gauges Plans" Set: E84 (Wear Down Gauges, Bridge Primary Wheel and Secondary Pinion), E85 (Gauging Instructions Port Engine), E86 (Gauging Instructions Starboard Engine) Overall very good to fair condition with wear and water stains. Price for mixed set: $10.00

  • "E87 and E88 -- Sprayers Ahead and Astern" Plans. Overall very good condition. Price for pair: $7.50

  • ***SOLD***"E89, E90, E91, E92, and E93 -- Main Condenser" Set: E89 (Main Condenser Tube Plate), E90 (Main Condenser Shell), E91 (Water Boxes), E92 (Main Condenser Pads and Facings) and E93 (Main Condenser Spring Supports) Overall very good condition. Price for set: $12.50

  • "E89 -- Main Condenser Tube Plate" Fair condition with water stains and wear. Price: $3.50

  • E99 -- Lifting Gear Details" Fair condition with wear and tear. Price: $3.50

  • "E101 and E102 -- Turning Gear" Plans. E101 (Turning Gear Arrangement) and E102 (Turning Gear Details). Very good condition. Price for pair: $7.50

  • ***SOLD***"E103, E103a, E103b and E103bb -- Emergency Steam Arrangement and Details" Plans. 103 Very good/103A stained and worn but legible. Price for set: $7.50

  • "E103bb -- HP Stern Exchange" Fair. Price: $2.00

  • "E104 -- Pipes and Conns. -- Self Closing Valves" Good condition with outer wear. Price: $5.00

  • ***SOLD***"E105 -- Arrangement of Periscope Smoke Indicators For Main and Aux Boilers". Excellent condition. Price: $5.00

  • "E106 -- Arrangement of Air to Soot Boilers". Excellent condition. Price: $5.00

  • "E107 and E 107A -- Arrangement of Operating Gear For Superheater Control Dampers/Fly to L7034". Excellent condition. Price for pair: $5.00

  • "E108 and E109 -- FD Fan Air Trunks" Plans. 108 (Main Boilers) and 109 (Aux Boiler) Excellent condition. Price for pair: $7.50

  • "E113 -- Arrangement of Chemical Dosage and Water Sampling". Excellent condition. Price: $5.00

  • "E114 -- E119 -- Arrangement of Boiler Mountings" Plans. E114 (Sheet 1), E115 (Sheet 2), E116 (Sheet 3), E117 (Sheet 4), E118 (Sheet 5), E119 (Aux) E. Excellent condition. Price for set of six: $17.50

  • "E121 -- Toxion System Wiring Diagram". Excellent condition. Price: $3.50

  • "E125 and E127 -- Arrangement of One Boiler, Superheater and Economiser" Plans. E125 (Superheater Side) and E127 (Side Elevation) Good condition with some wear. Price for pair: $7.50

  • "E131 and E132 -- Arrangement of Oil Firing Equipment" Plans. E131 (on Boiler Fronts) and E132 (Diagrammatic) Good condition with some wear. Price for pair: $7.50

  • "E133 -- E136 -- Superheater Control Damper" Plans. E133 (Operating Gear and Center Division Plate), E134 (Operating Gear Sheet 1), E135 (Operating Gear Sheet 2), and E136 (Support and Centre Division Plate). Excellent condition. Price for complete set of four: $10.00

  • "E137 -- Arrangement and Method of Erecting Capstable Protection". Very good condition. Price: $5.00

  • "E142 and E143 -- Water Wall Box" Plans. E142 (Detail of Rear Water Wall Box) and E143 (Detail of Side Water Wall Box) Fair to good condition with some wear. Price for pair: $5.00

  • "E144 and E145 -- Superheater" Plans. E144 (Superheater Outlet Box) and E145 (Arrangement of Superheater Suspension) 144 good, but 145 worn and repaired, although all details are legible. Price for pair: $5.00

  • "E146 -- Details of Water Pocket Support Saddles". Very good condition. Price: $3.50

  • "E147 and E148 -- Cyclone Baffles" Plans. E147 (Cyclone and Baffle Plates on Steam Drum) and E148 (Details of Cyclone Baffles and Framework) 147 edge tear and 148 Very good. Price for pair: $5.00

  • "E149 -- Internal Feed, Dry Piping and Scum Piping in Steam Drum". Very good condition. Price: $3.50

  • "E150 -- Details of Screen Box". Good condition. Price: $3.50

  • "E151 -- Plan of Boiler Generating Tube Bank". Worn. Price: $3.50

  • "E153 and E154 -- Water Wall Tubes and Boxes" Plans. E153 (Arrangement of Rear) and E154 (Arrangement of Side) Good condition. Two pairs. Price per pair: $5.00

  • "E155 -- Arrangement and Detail of Desupthr In Water Pocket". Very good condition. Price: $3.50

  • "E156 -- Arrangement of BLR Screen Tube". Fair condition. Price: $3.50

  • "E157 -- Arrangement of Furnace Brick Pans". Good condition. Price: $3.50