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Balao (SS-285)
Class Line Drawings

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Balao 146k Line drawing of the General Arrangement of the Balao (SS-285) class. Courtesy of Lester Palifka.
Balao 138k Line drawing of the General Arrangement of the Balao (SS-285) class. Courtesy of Lester Palifka.
Balao 176k Line drawing of the General Arrangement of the Balao (SS-285) class. Courtesy of Lester Palifka.
Balao 130k Line drawing of the General Arrangement of the Balao (SS-285) class, main and fuel ballast cut out. Courtesy of Lester Palifka.
Balao 122k Line drawing of the General Arrangement of the Balao (SS-285) class, special ballast and lubricating oil tanks cut out. Courtesy of Lester Palifka.
Balao 132k Line drawing of the General Arrangement of the Balao (SS-285) class, fuel ballast, normal fuel, expansion and collecting tanks cut out. Courtesy of Lester Palifka.
Balao 166k Line drawing of the General Arrangement of the Balao (SS-285) class, fresh, hot and battery water cut out. Courtesy of Lester Palifka.
Balao 113k Line drawing of the General Arrangement of the stern section of the Balao (SS-285) class. Courtesy of Lester Palifka.
Balao 160k Line drawing of the General Arrangement of the Balao (SS-285) class, main supply, exhaust, battery ventillation and engine induction hull valves cut out. Courtesy of Lester Palifka.
Balao 185k Line drawing of the General Arrangement of the Balao (SS-285) class, refrigerator liquid and control manifolds cut out. Courtesy of Lester Palifka.
Balao 237k Line drawing of the General Arrangement of the Balao (SS-285) class, primimg, triming and drainage systems cut out. Courtesy of Lester Palifka.
Balao 169k Line drawing of the General Arrangement of the Balao (SS-285) class, high pressure air and related systems cut out. Courtesy of Lester Palifka.
Balao 188k Line drawing of the General Arrangement of the Balao (SS-285) class, high pressure air and related systems cut out. Courtesy of Lester Palifka.
Balao 123k Line drawing of the General Arrangement of the Balao (SS-285) class, high pressure air and related systems cut out. Courtesy of Lester Palifka.
Balao 235k Line drawing of the General Arrangement of the Balao (SS-285) class. Courtesy of Lester Palifka.
Balao 161k Line drawing of the General Arrangement of the Balao (SS-285) class, vent riser cut out. Courtesy of Lester Palifka.
Balao 180k Line drawing of the General Arrangement of the Balao (SS-285) class, external salvage connection cut out. Courtesy of Lester Palifka.
Balao 180k Line drawing of the General Arrangement of the Balao (SS-285) class, external salvage connection cut out. Courtesy of Lester Palifka.
Balao 196k Line drawing of the General Arrangement of the Balao (SS-285) class, oil, vent replinishing and supply and return cut out. Courtesy of Lester Palifka.
Balao 179k Line drawing of the General Arrangement of the Balao (SS-285) class, steering normal power and hand and emergency cut out. Courtesy of Lester Palifka.
Balao 185k Line drawing of the General Arrangement of the Balao (SS-285) class, bow and stern planes cut out. Courtesy of Lester Palifka.
Balao 212k Line drawing of the General Arrangement of the Balao (SS-285) class, oil and air pressure cut out. Courtesy of Lester Palifka.
Balao 198k Line drawing of the General Arrangement of the Balao (SS-285) class, oil and air pressure cut out. Courtesy of Lester Palifka.
Balao 163k Line drawing of the General Arrangement of the Balao (SS-285) class, oil and air pressure cut out. Courtesy of Lester Palifka.
Balao 133k Line drawing of the General Arrangement of the Balao (SS-285) class, anchor and forward sections cut out. Courtesy of Lester Palifka.

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Inspection Of Submarine USS Balao (SS-285); Japanese Prisoners, 4/8/1945 (full)

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