Battleship North Carolina, 1944

As the lead ship in the first class of US battleships completed by the United States since the early 1920's, the North Carolina set the standard for all US WWII battleships: triple 16” turrets, dual-purpose 5” secondary armament, and a bristling anti-aircraft gun complement. Our plans show the North Carolina as she appeared after her 1944 refit at the Puget Sound Navy Shipyard. With our plans, you can explore the ship’s maze of compartments, starting on the 2nd deck, where you can visit the crew’s barber shop and the main galley while on the 3rd deck, you can explore the crew living spaces and the ship’s storage rooms located above the hull’s torpedo bulkheads. Further down on the platform decks, you can see how the designers laid out the compartments for ammunition storage, shipboard control rooms, and the multiple machinery spaces.

On the battleship North Carolina in Wilmington, NC, you can explore the living and working spaces onboard ship and compare them to the existing layout on the plans. While the plans match up very well, there are definitely minor differences due to modifications prior to her decommission in 1947 and further modifications the North Carolina underwent to become more "user friendly" as a museum ship. Identifying these changes gives you a better understanding of the ship's configuration in the final year of WWII.

Deck Plans

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

Profile North Carolina Profile (inner view)
Bridges Superstructure and Bridge Decks
Superstructure Superstructure Deck
Main Main Deck
Half Deck Half Deck
2nd-Deck 2nd Deck
3rd Deck
1st Platform 1st Platform Deck
2nd Platform 2nd 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: 0, 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 3 through 37, 38, 38.5, 39, 39.5, 40.

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 (feet from ship's baseline): 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 39-11, 44, 48, 52, 56.

Purchasing Plans

All orders will 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
79-1/2" x 48"
29-1/2" x 36-1/2"
19-1/2" x 13"
19-1/2" x 23"
112" x 48"
26-1/2" x 48"
111-1/2" x 17"
Price: $129
1:250 Scale Plans
Plan Dimensions
Quantity Width x Length
77-1/2" x 37-1/8"
27-1/2" x 28-1/4"
17-1/2" x 10-1/4"
17-1/2" x 17-7/8"
19-1/2" x 37-1/8"
25-1/4" x 37-1/8"
16-1/4" x 9"
Price: $119
1:300 Scale Plans
Plan Dimensions
Quantity Width x Length
76-1/2" x 31-1/8"
26-1/2" x 23-3/4"
16-1/2" x 8-5/8"
16-1/2" x 15-1/8"
18" x 31-1/8"
24-1/2" x 31-1/8"
16-1/4" x 9"
Price: $109
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.