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RMS WINDSOR CASTLE
"E" (Engineering) Type Plans

Part Four

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:  ​

  • "E455 and E456 -- Gland Vapour Condenser". E455 (Arrangement) and E456 (Sect. Arrangement). Small. Good condition. Price for pair: $3.50

  • "E457, E458 and E459 -- Salinometer" Plans. Small. Good condition. Price for set of three: $5.00

  • "E460, E461 and E462 -- Densometer". E460 (Wiring Diagram), E461 (Manifold) and E462 (Cooler). Small. Good condition. Price for set of three: $3.50

  • "E463 and E464 -- Co2". E463 (Analysing Panel) and E464 (Dynamaster Recorder). Small. Good condition. Price for pair: $3.50

  • "E465 -- Hydrazine Dosing Unit" Small. Good condition. Price: $2.00

  • "E466 -- High and Low Level Water Alarms" Small. Good condition. Price: $2.00

  • "E467 -- Boiler Water Level Gauges" Small. Good condition. Price: $2.00

  • ***SOLD***"E468 -- Electric Telegraph Diagram Connections" Good condition. Price: $2.00

  • "E469 -- Ahead and Astern Rev. Indicator" Small. Good condition. Price: $2.00

  • "E466 -- 22" -- 25" Ford Torsion Meter" Good condition. Price: $2.00

  • ***SOLD***"E471, E472, E473 and E474 -- Whistle Controls". E471 (Wiring Diagram), E472 (Junction and Fuse Assembly), E473 (Components) and E474 (Control Retractive Switch). Good condition. Price for set of four: $10.00***SOLD***

  • "E475 and E476 -- Oil Purifiers". E475 (DeLaval -- without pumps) and E476 (delaval -- with pumps). Small. Good condition. Price for pair: $3.50

  • "E484, E485, E486, E487, E488 and E489 -- Boiler Fans". E484 (Main Boilers Forced Draught Fan), E485 (FD Fan For Main Boilers), E486 (Auto Contacter Starter Size 600C -- Constant Speed) and E487 (ID Fan for Main Boilers -- Arrangement), E488 (ID Fan for Main Boilers --FL of Bearings), E489 (ID Fan for Main Boilers -- Motor). Good condition. Price for set of six: $10.00

  • "E484 -- FD Fan For Main Boilers -- Arrangement" Good condition. Small. Price: $2.00

  • "E490 -- Auto Contactor Starter Size 1200C Constant Speed ID fan" Good condition. Small. Price: $2.00

  • "E491 and E492 -- FD Fan For Aux. Boiler". E491 (Arrangement) and E492 (Motor). Small. Good condition. Price for pair: $3.50

  • "E493 -- Contactor Starter Wallfixing Forced Draught Fan. Aux. Boiler" Good condition. Small. Price: $2.00

  • ***SOLD***"E494, E495, E496 and E497 -- Fans". E494 (Engine Room Exhaust), E495 (Generator Room Supply), E496 (Shaft Tunnel Supply) and E497 (Suction For Gland Vapour Condenser). Good condition. Price for set of four: $10.00

  • "E513 -- E539 Various Valves". E513 (3/4 Inch HP Stop Valves), E514 (4 Inch Combined Stop and NR Valve), E515 (4" Combined Stop and NR Valve), E516 (4" Patent Stop Valve), E517 (4 Inch NR Valve), E518 (7 Inch Combd. Stop and Isolating Valve), E519 (2 Inch Combd Stop and NR Valve), E520 (1 and a Half Inch Parallel Slide Valves), E524 (Economiser Spring Safety Valve), E525 (8 Inch Bore Patent Stop Valve), E526 (Hopkinson 3, 4, and 5 Inch Stop Valve), E526 (3, 4, and 5 Inch Patent Stop Valves), E527 (9 Inch Manoeuvring Valves -- Assembly), E528 (9" Maneuvring Valves -- Ahead), E528A (Hopkinsons Maneuvring Valves), E529 (9 Inch Maneuvring Valves -- Astern), E530 (Maneuvring Valves), E530A (Arrangment of Maneuvring Gear -- 9 Inch Valve), E530B (9 Inch Maneuvring Valves Arrangement), E531 (9 Inch Emergency Stop Valve), E532 (Hopkinson 9 Inch Emergency Stop Valve), E533 (9 Inch Guard Valve), E534 (2.5 Inch Excess Press Isolating Valve), E535 (1.5 Inch Comb. Control and Safety Valve Arrangement), E536 (1.5 Inch Comb. Control and Safety Valve Sect Arrangement), E537 (8 Inch Improved Self Closing Boiler Stop Valve With Balancing Valve), E539 (3.5 Inch Self Closing Stop Valve) Varying sizes and condition. Some one page only. Price for set: $20.00

  • ***SOLD***"E528 -- E532 Valve Extras". E528 (9" Maneuvring Valves -- Ahead), E531 (Emergency Valve), and E532 (Hopkinson 9 Inch Emergency Stop Valve). Small. Worn to Good condition. Price for three: $5.00

  • "E540 -- Boiler Feed Regulator" Good condition. Small. Price: $2.00

  • "E541 and E542 -- 2.5 Inch Bore Check Valves". E541 (For Feed Regulator), E542 (Full Lift Safety Valve For Main Boilers). Small. Good condition. Price for pair: $3.00

  • "E543 -- 4 Inch High Lift Safety Valve Aux. Boiler" Good condition. Small. Price: $2.00

  • "E544 -- Bicolor and W.L. Indicator" Good condition. Small. Price: $1.00

  • "E545 -- E548 -- Air Compressors". E545 (Starting), E546 (Sootblowing), and E548 (Combustion Control). Small. Worn to Good condition. Price for three: $3.00

  • "E546 -- Sootblowing Air Compressor" Good condition. Small. Price: $1.00

  • "E550 -- Auxiliary Circ. Pump" Good condition. Small. Price: $1.00

  • "E551 -- Outline Of Steam heated Oil Line Heater" Good condition. Small. Price: $2.00

  • "E551 -- E568 -- Pumps". E551 (Main L.O.), E554 (Air Exhauster Vacuum Supply Tank), E555 (Boiler O.F. Transfer Pump), E556 (Evap Coil Drainage Pump), E557 (Main Circ. Pump), E558 (Oil Cooler Circ. Pump), E559 (Air Separator and Float Gear For Priming Ballast), E561 (MD Bilge Pump -- Sectional Arrangement), E562 (MD Bilge Pump Motor Arrangement), E563 (MD Bilge Pump Motor), E565 (MD Bilge Pump Starter Wiring), E566 (Reno Oil Pump), E567 (Reno Oil Pump Motor), E568 (Reno Oil Pump Starter) Varying condition, some very small. Price: $15.00 for set

  • "E569 and E570 -- Gauge Board Shutter". E569 (Boiler Room), E570 (Engine Room). Small. Good condition. Price for pair: $3.00

  • "E571 -- Arrangement of CI Evaporator" Good condition. Small. Price: $2.00

  • "E572 -- Distilled Water Cooler" Good condition. Small. Price: $2.00

  • "E574 -- Preheater" Fair condition. Small. Price: $2.00

  • "E576 -- Arrangement of MS Steam Generator" Well Worn condition. Price: $2.00

  • "E577 -- Sectional Arrangement of MS Coil Drain Cooler" Fair to Good condition. Four copies. Price each: $2.00

  • "E578 -- Atmos Drain Tank Extraction Pump" Fair condition. Price: $2.00

  • "E582 -- Sectional Arrangement Distiller Condensate Circulated 700" Good condition. Price: $2.00

  • "E583 -- Sectional Arrangement LP Heater and Drain Cooler 1550" Fair condition. Price: $2.00

  • "E584 -- Sectional Arrangement OPtimum C Type Deaerator and Storage Tank" Good condition. Price: $2.00

  • "E585 -- Arrangement and Detail of Devaporiser" Good condition. Price: $2.00

  • "E586 -- OV Arrangement MD Extraction Pump" Good condition. Price: $2.00

  • "E587 -- Sectional Arrangement Float Operated 5 Inch Bore Main Discharge Control Valve" Good condition. Price: $2.00

  • "E589 -- Sectional Arrangement Number two Feed Water Heater 700" Good condition. Price: $2.00

  • "E590 -- OV Arrangement MD Extraction Pump Size 5B" Good condition. Price: $2.00

  • "E591 -- Sectional Arrangement 4 Inch Bore Discharge Control Valve" Good condition. Price: $2.00

  • "E592 -- Sectional Arrangement Feed Heater and Drain Cooler 140" Good condition. Price: $2.00

  • "E593 -- Arrangement Weir Turbine Driven Multistage Boiler Feed Pump 2 Stage" Good condition. Price: $2.00

  • "E594 -- Arrangement Weir Electrofeeder E.F. 4" Good condition. Price: $2.00

  • "E596 -- Turbine Driven Boiler Feed Pump" Good condition. Price: $2.00

  • "E607 -- E616 -- Various Motors and Pumps". E607 (Atmos Drain Tank Pump), E608 (LP Heater and Drain Cooler Pump), E609 (Main Extraction Pump), E610 (Deaerator Extn. Pump), E611 (Starter For Chemical Injt. Pump Outline), E612 (Starter For Chemical Injection Pump Connections), E613 (Starter For Atmosphere Drain Pump and MP Heater and Drain), E614 (starter for main extraction pump outline), E615 (Starter for deaerator Extension Pump Outline), E616 (Connection Diagram for Main Extraction Pump Starter) Single sheets, fair condition. Price for four: $2.00

  • "E617 -- 1.25 Inch desuperheater Arrangement Laundry Steam" Good condition. Two copies Price per: $2.00

  • "E620 -- Atmospheric Tank Water Extraction Pump" Stained. Price: $2.00

  • "E621 -- E623 -- Color Coding" Plans. E621 (Pipes), E622 (Sheett 1), E623 (Sheet 2) Fair condition. Price for set of three: $7.50

  • "E622 -- Color Coding Sheet One" Stained. Price: $2.00

  • "E624 -- Sectional Arrangement Water Extraction Pump" Stained. Price: $2.00

  • "E625 -- Detail Of Lifting Frame For Evaporator Elements" Stained. Price: $2.00

  • "E626 and E626A -- Arrangement of Modifications to Surface Evaporators" Stained. Price for pair: $3.50

  • "E628 -- Layout Of Automat Cleaner" Stained. Price: $2.00

  • "E629 -- Horizontal Two Throw Chem. Injection Pump" Stained. Price: $2.00

  • "E630 -- Streamline Filters" Stained, etc. Price: $2.00

  • "E631 -- Arrangment Of Air Puff Master Controller With Automatic Changeover Valve" Stained and worn. Two copies. Price each: $2.00

  • ***SOLD***"E632 -- E634 -- Turbines". E632 (HP Bearings), E633 (HP Supporting Beams), E634 (Hp Supporting Beams), E634 (Turbine Lube Oil Renovating Tank Heating Coil) Stained and worn to fair. Price for set of four: $10.00

  • "E636 -- Color Coding" Good condition. Two sheets. Price for both: $3.50

  • "E645 -- Arrangement For Lubricating Flexible Coupling" Good. Price: $2.00

  • "E648 -- Ratio and Supression Setting Curves Air to Oil Ratio Controlled" Good condition. Small. Seven copies. Price each: $1.00

  • "E654, E655 and E658 -- Steam". E654 (Diagram of Piping System De Superheated And Bled Steam Shistle and Laundry Drains), E655 (Whistle Steam Drain System), and E658 (Misalignment of Branch Piece Main Steam to maneuvering Valve). Good. Price for the three: $5.00

  • "E654 -- Diagram of Piping System De Superheated And Bled Steam Shistle and Laundry Drains" Fair to Good. Three copies. Price each: $2.00

  • ***SOLD***"E662 -- Arrangement Of Babcock and Wilcox Selectable Superheat Blr" Two sections. Good condition. Price: $3.50

  • "E662 -- Arrangement Of Babcock and Wilcox Selectable Superheat Blr" One piece. Good condition. Two copies. Price per: $3.50

  • "E674 -- Proposed L.O. Purifier Return To L.O. Renovating Tank" Good condition. Price: $2.00

  • "E678 -- Hig Pressure Boiler Washing Pump" Fair condition. Price: $2.00

  • "E679 -- Arrangement and Detail of Superheat Suspension -- Main Boiler" Good condition. Price: $2.00

  • "E683 -- Details Of Warning Device For Thrust Bearing Failure" Good condition. Three copies. Price each: $2.00

  • "E684 -- Port Hp Turbine Modified Rotor and Replace Windage Shield" Good condition. Five copies. Price each: $2.00

  • "E702 -- Control Valve and Combined Oil Cylinder and Pressure Breaking Relay Valve" Good condition. Price: $2.00