Battleship New Jersey, 1944

Drawn from the original 1:48 scale drawings, the battleship New Jersey plans show the battleship as she appeared in January 1944 when she deployed for the first time into the Pacific. While the battleship New Jersey is very similar to her sister ships, there are differences in hull dimensions and compartment layouts, the most noticeable external difference being the rounded, enclosed navigation bridge on the New Jersey, a distinctive characteristic only ever installed on the New Jersey. On the superstructure decks, the plans include common features found on virtually every ship of the period, including railings, waterways, side lights, portholes, and navigation equipment such as alidade, chart table, and pelorus. If you’ve ever wondered how crew moved around in and on the superstructure, you can follow their path through the crew ladders and see how crewmen climbed up to the top lookout station through the internal side-by-side ladders. And then you can walk outside onto the decks and see the sky lookout chairs, the range finders, 40mm and 20mm guns, directors, and ready ammunition lockers, and imagine the crew standing by these stations as they defended the ship from attack. These detailed plans provide a window into the past.

Deck Plans

Below is our collection of plans for the Battleship New Jersey. Each deck is printed individually and includes an abbreviation and symbol table. The superstructure decks and the bridge decks are each combined onto a single sheet of paper.

Profile New Jersey Profile (inner view)
Bridges Superstructure and Bridge Decks
Superstructure Superstructure Decks
Main Deck
2nd-Deck 2nd Deck
Splinter Deck Splinter Deck
3rd Deck 3rd Deck
1st Platform 1st Platform Deck
2nd Platform 2nd Platform Deck
3rd Platform 3rd Platform Deck
Hold Hold
3rd Bottom 3rd Bottom
Inner Bottom Inner Bottom
Lines Plans

The lines plans include hull dimensions to assist the modeler in accurately recreating the ship's hull. While the sheer and half-breadth plans are scaled to the selected purchase scale (see below), we print the body plan in a slightly larger scale to assist the modeler: for 1:192 scaled plans, the body plan is printed at 1:96, and for 1:300 and 1:250 scaled plans, the body plan is printed at 1:192.

Body plan

The body plan includes the following stations: -16, -12, -8, -4, 0, 0.25, 0.5, 1, 2, 3 through 35, 35.5, 36, 36.5, 37, 37.5, 38, 38.5, 39, 39.5, 40, 40+4

Sheer plan

The sheer plan includes the following buttock lines (in feet from ship's centerline): 2, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52.

Half-breadth plan

The half-breadth plan includes the following waterlines: 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 29, 34-7 1/4, 39-6, 44, 47, 50, 53, 56, 60, 64

Purchasing Plans

All orders include both the deck and lines plans with the file sizes for each scale rounded to the nearest 1/8" shown in the tables below. We offer three separate plan scales, plus an option for any desired plan size. The smallest plan at 1:300 scale may obscure some of the smallest features and requires keen eyesight to view the finest details but is an excellent display size; the largest plan at 1:192 scale really brings the details to life but does require a much larger viewing surface. The 1:250 scale is a nice, medium plan size.

Note that we only sell paper copies of our plans; no pdf files are offered.

1:192 Scale Plans
Plan Dimensions
Quantity Width x Length
99-1/2" x 57-1/2"
19-1/2" x 36-1/2"
19-1/2" x 16-1/2"
19-1/2" x 27"
112-1/2" x 57-1/2"
26-3/4" x 57-1/2"
112-1/2" x 17-1/2"
Price: $139
1:250 Scale Plans
Plan Dimensions
Quantity Width x Length
97-1/2" x 44-3/8"
17-1/2" x 28-1/4"
17-1/2" x 12-7/8"
17-1/2" x 21"
19-7/8" x 44-3/8"
25-3/8" x 44-3/8"
16-3/4" x 9-1/4"
Price: $129
1:300 Scale Plans
Plan Dimensions
Quantity Width x Length
96-1/2" x 37-1/8"
16-1/2" x 23-3/4"
16-1/2" x 10-7/8"
16-1/2" x 17-5/8"
18-3/8" x 37-1/8"
24-5/8" x 37-1/8"
16-3/4" x 9-1/4"
Price: $119
Custom Scale
Interested in a custom scale? Please contact us and we will work up a price. Once you have the custom pricing, simply enter the details in the fields below to purchase.