Cammell Laird official shipyard stamp.

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RMS WINDSOR CASTLE
"E" (Engineering) Type Plans

Part Two

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.

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  • "E157 and E158 -- Brickpans" Plans. E157 (Arrangement of Furnace Brick Pans) and E158 (Arrangement of Brick Pans Between Screen Box Water Pocket and Upper Casings) Good condition. Price for pair: $5.00"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

  • "E158 -- Brick Pans Between Screen Box Water Pocket and Upper Casings". Good condition. Price: $3.50

  • "E159 -- Castable Baffles Above and Below Super Heater". Good condition. Price: $3.50

  • "E160 and E161 -- Arrangement Of Furnace Wall, Refactory Lining" Plans. E160 (Front) and E161 (Rear) Good condition. Two pairs. Price per pair: $5.00

    "E162 -- Insulation Diagram For Front and Side Wall Inner Casings" Plans. E160 (Front) and E161 (Rear) Good condition. Four available. Price per plan: $3.50

  • "E163 -- Insulation Diagram For Rear and Uptake Side and Secy. Econ. Casings". Good condition. Two available. Price per plan: $3.50

    "E164 -- 167 -- Boxes" Plans. E164 (Lagging On Drum, Water Pocket and Super Heater Boxes), E165 (Arrangement of Economizer Pressure Parts"), E166 (Secondary Economizer Boxes), and E167 (Front and Screen Box Downcomers). Good condition, except repairs on E165. Price for set of four: $7.50

  • "E164 -- Lagging On Drum, Water Pocket and Super Heater Boxes". Good condition. Price: $3.50

  • "E168 -- Detail of 10" ID Steam Drum Cyclones". Good condition. Two copies Price per: $3.50

  • "E169 -- Detail of Downcomers and Uprising Tubes". Good condition. Price: $3.50

  • "E170 -- 172 -- Sootblowers" Plans. E170 (Airpuff Sootblowers On Boiler Secondary and Primary Economisers), E171 (Sootblower Elements In Boiler Tube Banks), E172 (Sootblower Elements in Secondary and Primary Economisers). Good condition, with slight wear and tear. Price for set of three: $7.50

  • "E173 -- Arrangement of Main Oil Fuel Unit". Good condition. Price: $3.50

  • "E174 and E175 -- Superheater" Plans. E174 (Superheater Inlet Box) and E175 (Superheater Tubes) Good condition. Price for pair: $5.00

  • "E175 -- Superheater Tubes". Worn condition. Price: $2.00

  • "E176 -- Pilot Burner and Lucas Igniter". Good condition. Price: $3.50

  • "E177 -- Secondary Economiser Tube Cutting". Good condition. Price: $3.50

  • "E178 and E179 -- Casing Access" Plans. E178 (Front Casing Access Door Removal Gear) and E179 (Rear Casing Access Door Removal Gear) Good condition. Price for pair: $5.00

  • "E180 -- Superheat Tube Plugging Tools". Good condition. Price: $3.50

  • "E181 -- Secy. Economiser Element Withdrawal Gear". Good condition. Price: $3.50

  • "E182 -- Side, Rear, and Screen Box Plugging Tools". Good condition. Price: $3.50

  • "E183A -- Superheat Tube Plugging ToolsArrangement of Mark PW Atomiser". Fair condition. Price: $3.50

  • "E184 -- Desuperheater Tube Plugging Tools". Good condition. Price: $3.50

  • "E185 -- Neoprene Tarpaulin Hopper For Water Washing Primary Economiser". Good condition. Price: $3.50

  • "E186 and E187 -- Superheater" Plans. E186 (Tube Stub Refacing Tool) and E187 (Box Welded Handhole Fittings) Good condition. Price for pair: $5.00

  • "E188 -- Ratchet Extension For Welded Handhle Fitting Cutting Out Tool". Good condition. Price: $3.50

  • "E189 and E190 -- Steam Drum" Plans. E189 (Vortex Inhibitors For Steam Drum Downcomers) and E190 (Chemical Dosage Pipe In Steam Drum) Some wear and tear. Price for pair: $5.00

  • "E190 -- Detail Of Primary Economiser Boxes". Good condition. Price: $3.50

  • "E191 -- Arrangement Of Primary -- Green's -- Economiser". Good condition. Price: $2.00

  • "E193 -- 196 -- Air Heater" Plans. E193 (Arrangement of Air Heater, Port Boiler, sheet 1), E194 (Arrangement of Air Heater, Port Boiler, sheet 2), E195 (Arrangement of Center and Starboard Boilers, sheet 1), E 196 (Arrangement of Center and Starboard Boilers, sheet 2). Good condition, with slight wear and tear. Price for set of four: $7.50

  • "E195 -- Arrangement of Center and Starboard Boilers, sheet 1". Fair condition. Price: $3.50

  • "E197 -- 200 -- Master Controller" Plans. E197 (Air Puff Master Controller With Automatic Changeover V/V), E197A (Air Puff Master Controller With Automatic Changeover Valve Elevation and Lists), E198 (Air Puff Master Controller With Automatic Changeover Valve Elevation Plan Views), E 199 (Diagrammatic Layour Of Master Controller and Soot Blower Head), E200 (Detail Of SHuttle Valve In Discharge Line From Controller To Blower Heads...). Fair to good condition, with some wear and tear. Price for set of five: $7.50

  • "E197 -- Babcock Diamond Sootblower Auto Air Puff System Master Controller AMC14". Fair condition. Price: $3.50

  • ***SOLD***"E201 -- GA Of Auxiliary Header Boiler". Good condition. Price: $3.50

  • "E202 and E203 -- Oil FIring Equipment" Plans. E202 (Oil Firing Equipment On Boiler Fronts) and E203 (Diagrammatic Arrangement Of Oil Firing Equipment) Good condition. Price for pair: $5.00

  • "E204 -- Arrangement Of Boiler Pressure Parts". Good condition. Two copies. Price each: $3.50

  • "E205 -- Arrangement Of Rear Water Wall Collector Box ad Tubes". Good condition. Price: $3.50

  • "E207, E208, and E209 -- Steam Drum" Plans. E207 (Tubular Dry Pipe For Steam Drum), E208 (Dash Plates In Steam Drum), and E209 (Steam Drum Internal and Scum Piping) Good condition. Price for trio: $7.50

  • "E210 -- Arrangement And Detail Of Furnace Brickpans and Water". Good condition. Price: $3.50

  • "E211 -- Tube Expanding Diagram". Good condition. Price: $3.50

  • "E212 -- Furnace Brickwork and Refractory". Good condition. Price: $3.50

  • "E213 -- Boiler Casing Insulation Diagram". Good condition. Price: $3.50

  • "E214 -- Air Puff Sootblower And Elements". Good condition. Price: $3.50

  • "E215 and E216 -- Oil FIring" Plans. E215 (Arrangement of D4EE Special Oil Firing Unit) and E216 (Arrangement Of "Iowa" Oil Firing Register With Lucas Igniter) Good condition. Price for pair: $5.00

  • "E217, E218, E219 and E220 -- Master Controller" Plans. E217 (Sectional Arrangement Diamond Soot Blower), E218 (Arrangement Diamond Sootblower Auto Air Puff System), E219 (Parts List For AMC14 Master Controller), and E220 (Sub-Assy Detail Off AMC 14 Master Controller) Good condition. Price for set of four: $7.50

  • "E218 and E219 -- Master Controller" Plans. E218 (Arrangement Diamond Sootblower Auto Air Puff System) and E219 (Parts List For AMC14 Master Controller) Good condition. Price for pair: $5.00

  • ***SOLD***"E221 -- Arrangement Of Control Panel". Good condition. Price: $3.50

  • "E222 -- Diagrammatic Arrangement Of Panel Wiring". Good condition. Price: $3.50

  • "E223 -- Arrangement Of Master Controller". Good condition. Price: $3.50

  • "E224 -- Wiring Diagram Of Control and Indicator Circuits". Good condition. Price: $3.50

  • "E225 -- Arrangement Of FD Fan Vane Control Servo Unit". Good condition. Price: $3.50

  • "E226 -- Diagrammatic Arrangement Of Wiring Between Control Panel and Boiler". Good condition. Price: $3.50

  • "E227 -- Arrangement Of F.D. Fan Vane Control Servo Unit". Good condition. Two copies. Price per copy: $3.50

  • "E228 -- Arrangement Of Servo Operated O.F. Control Valve". Good condition. Price: $3.50

  • "E229 -- Arrangement Of Oil/Air Ratio Controller". Good condition. Price: $3.50

  • ***SOLD***"E244, E245, and E246 -- GA of Machinery in Engine Room (1/4 Scale)" Plans. E244 (Sheet Two), E245 (Sheet Three) and E246 (Sheet Four) Good condition. Price for three from set of four: $20.00***SOLD***

  • ***SOLD***"E247, E248 and E249 -- Above Floor Pipes In Engine Room" Plans. E247 (sheet one), E248 (Sheet Two) and E249 (Sheet Three) Good condition. Price for set: $10.00

  • ***SOLD***"E251 -- Under Floor Pipes In After Engine Room". Good condition. Price: $5.00

  • ***SOLD***"E252 and E253 -- Above Floor Pipes In Boiler Room" Plans. E252 (Sheet One) and E253 (Sheet Two) Overall good condition. Price for pair: $10.00

  • ***SOLD***"E255 -- Under Floor Pipes In Boiler Room". Good condition. Price: $5.00

  • ***SOLD***"E256, E257, and E258 -- Pipes In Generator Room" Plans. E256 (Sheet One), E257 (Sheet Two) and E258 (Sheet Three) Fair to Good condition. Price for three: $15.00

  • "E259, E260, E261, E292 and E263 -- Closed Feed Suctions" Plans. E259 (Sheet One), E260 (Sheet Two), E261 (Sheet Three), E262 (Sheet Four) and E263 (Sheet Five) Good condition. Price for set of five: $15.00

  • "E264 -- Air Heater Drains". Good condition. Price: $5.00

  • "E265 and E266 -- Feed Discharge Pipes" Plans. E255 (Sheet One) and E256 (Sheet Two) Good condition. Price for pair: $7.50

  • "E267, E268, and E269 -- Main Steam Pipes" Plans. E267 (Sheet One), E268 (Sheet Two) and E269 (Sheet Three) Good condition. Price for three: $10.00

  • "E270, E271, E272 and E273 -- Bled. Steam Turbofeed Pumps" Plans. E270 (Sheet One), E271 (Sheet Two), E272 (Sheet Three) and E273 (Sheet Four) Good condition. Price for set of four: $10.00

  • "E274, E275, E276 and E276b -- Waste Stm. Atmos Stm Whistle and Drn. Pipes" Plans. E274 (Sheet One), E275 (Sheet Two), E276 (Sheet Three) and E276b (Mods to Whistle Steam System) Good condition. Price for four: $10.00

  • "E277, E278, E279 and E280 -- Aux. Steam and Exh Pipes In E.R. and B.R." Plans. E277 (Sheet One), E278 (Sheet Two), E279 (Sheet Three) and E280 (Sheet Four) Good condition. Price for four: $10.00

  • "E281, E282, and E283 -- Main And Aux. Supd. Stm. and Bled Stm. Drns" Plans. E281 (Sheet One), E282 (Sheet Two) and E283 (Sheet Three) Good condition. Price for three: $10.00

  • "E284 -- Main Circ. Pipes and Detail of Expansion Pieces". Good condition. Price: $3.50

  • "E285 -- Misc. Air Pipes". Good condition. Price: $2.00

  • "E286, E287, E288, E289, E290, E292, E292, E293 -- Heating Coils" Plans. E286 (No. 7 DB Tanks), E287 (Nos. 8 and 9 DB Tanks), E288 (No. 6 DB Tanks) E289 (No. 4 DB Tanks), E290 (No. 5 DB Tanks), E291 (Boiler Oil Sett. Tanks), E292 (Boiler Oil Set. Tanks -- Port), E293 (Waste Oil Drian Tanks BR and Aux Room) Good condition. Price for set of eight: $10.00

  • "E293 and E294 -- Wine Tanks" Plans. E293 (Proposed Bulk Wine Tank in Number One Hold) and E294 (Pump and Tank Connections in Wine Tank Compartment) Good condition. Price for pair: $5.00

  • "E294 -- Pump and Tank Connections in Wine Tank Compartment". Good condition. Price: $3.50

  • "E294, E295, E296 and E297 -- Steam" Plans. E294 (Steam Heating Pipes In O.F. Bunkers), E295 (Steam Drns For O.F. Heating Gen. Rm. and Bunkers Ford), E296 (Steam and Exhaust in Generator Room) and E297 (Steam and Drains O.F. Heating In E.R. and B.R.) Good condition. Price for four: $10.00

  • "E296 -- Steam and Exhaust In Generator Room". Good condition. Price: $3.50

  • "E298 and E299 -- Saveall Drains" Plans. E298 (Generator Room) and E299 (O.F. Heater Stming Out In Boiler Room) Good condition. Price for pair: $5.00