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The Floating Drydock

Welcome to THE FLOATING DRYDOCK. We are the largest supplier of US Navy Warship information. Started in 1973 to fill the needs of the Model Builder, Naval Enthusiast and the Naval buff. We also supply authors, publishers, movie & TV production companies with technical advise and documentation. We offer a large selection of:


ATTENTION:

DEAR CUSTOMERS, It has come to our attention that the order form function of our site has not been functioning properly or at all for the last couple Weeks. Please, if you have sent in an order during this time frame please resend it to orders@floatingdrydock.com. We are working to correct this issue as quick as possible. Thank you as always for your understanding.


New Drawings from Floating Drydock. I am still working on the pricing and details. This will be completed this weekend. These will be incorporated into the master list and corresponding categories.



TFW Series

TFW – CV13 USS Franklin
TFW – SS420 Titrante World War 2 Plan
TFW – CA38 1942 San Francisco
TFW – CA38 USS San Francisco

Bu Series

BU – BB49 – 1 USS South Dakota
BU – BB49 – 2 USS South Dakota
BU – BB49 – 3 USS South Dakota

Hull Series
Hull – BB49 – 1 USS South Dakota
G- Series

G – DD66 USS Allen
G – DMS3 USS Boggs
G – LST59
G – AG17 Wyoming (ex-BB32) Gunnery Training Ship



Be the first to own these new products.

Sincerely

Floating Drydock

A Message From The Owner

Hello to everyone,

To start I want to wish the best for everyone. I hope each and every one of you are practicing safe social practices, wearing masks, and washing frequently. Also I want everyone to know that we here at Floating Drydock support those who are suffering during this very difficult time in our nation. Please be cautious while out and about, be attentive of advisories posted by your local officials and stay safe. Lastly I want to thank all of you directly. Things have been very trying during to current events involving Covid-19. Here at Floating Drydock we have had a deluge of technical issues with the loss of our primary printer and the blue screening of one of our primary computers. We have been operating at a reduced capacity for a few weeks now as we await repairs which we hope to complete by the last weekend of June.
Please know “We are still operational” :)

Just not as fast as we would like. As always were will continue to serve you all. We are still striving to launch the new website. The section of all of our Pamphlets is almost ready to set sail. We will test run it for a couple weeks and if all goes well we will launch another section in July which will be Books. In August I hope we can launch Decals. Then Parts (Including Chain, Anchors, and propellers), then Photo-Etch, and finally Drawings in December! That is what we are going to shoot for. As new pages come on line (and verified to work), corresponding pages of the original website will get decommissioned. As time progresses, the current FDD website will start to shrink and the new site will grow proportionately.

Lastly, we are in the process of trying to establish new parts. I have set up some preliminary artist who I am confident will produce a wide range of excellent accessories. After we get all of that we have a growing list of new products that will be unveiled that includes new books, new drawings, and new parts. We are extremely excited about the remainder of this year and next. In the end we are hoping to also to start repairing some of the older, lower quality (aged) prints to improve our product quality. We are trying to get two new printers as well. So we are working to give you fester service, wide product selection and improved quality. We are working everyday on all of these efforts with an almost singular work force. Thank you for your loyalty and you understanding as we strive to be better and better.

Thank you

Very Respectfully

Randy

PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE A NEW MAILING AND CONTACT ADDRESS

E:Mail:
drydock@floatingdrydock.com

Snail Mail:
The Floating Drydock
PO Box 740
APG, MD 21005
USA


Please note, due to the increase in USPS postal rates we have had to update our  shipping charges.

Shipping Rates:

Plans can be shipped in a mailing tube for $3.50 per order (US ONLY). Otherwise the plans will be folded.

Shipping Charges For US ONLY

Orders from:

$10.00 To $30.00 add $9.80 

$30.01 To $50.00 add $16.00 

$50.01 To $75.00 add $19.00

$75.01 To and up add $22.00

Foreign orders: please add double the postage amount for large orders of several books, several large plans... Double postage will in most cases be able for us to send by AIR MAIL.  Also for small orders, i.e. several small books, fittings, or a plan $34.00 is enough for International Air Priority Mail Canada & Mexico $25.95.  You can always ask us before you place the order.  Thanks



Our new website is still currently under construction. We are busy organizing our extensive product library to make our new website easier than ever to navigate. Please continue to patiently use this site and current ordering process. Our new website is coming very soon and we are very excited. :) Thank you for your understanding and continued loyalty.

 

WARSHIP/BOAT DRAWINGS, TFW, D, Bu, Chesley, McCandliss, G, GQ, Hull...more Series

MASTER PLAN LIST

BOOKS / PLAN eBOOKS

PT BOAT/GUN BOAT PLANS/Viet Nam Era Boat Plans

MODEL SHIP Fittings, parts, Brass Etch sets

PHOTOGRAPHS/PHOTO CD SETS & RAY BEAN Photo sets 

MODEL Kits, Brass Etch Sets

ORDNANCE Drawings, Pamphlets, Sheets

CAMO DESIGN SHEETS/PAINTS/Color Paint Chip Cards

AND MUCH MORE/Anchor Chain, Decals, Flags, Tools, Brass Props, Naval/Military Decorations & Insignias, Radar Pamphlets, Ship Catapult Drawings and Pamphlets...more

UPDATE/NEW RELEASES

ORDER FORM 

NOTE:  We have a new address:

THE FLOATING DRYDOCK
P.O. Box 740
APG 21005, MARYLAND (MD) USA


IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE FORM TRY:  https://secure.netsonic.net/~drydock/ord.htm

We take VISA, MC, AMEX, PAYPAL, DISCOVER, CHECKS by mail.

Web form for Mail in or Fax orders.

Our address and fax number is:

 The Floating Drydock, 

P.O. Box 740,  

APG, MD  21005

 

Catalog 29 (2002) was our last printed catalog, which is out of print and stock. Our entire catalog is on this web site. To order go to our online order form.

THE FLOATING DRYDOCK
P.O. Box 740

APG, MD  21005  USA

email: drydock@floatingdrydock.com

 

 

Ships Concealment Camouflage Instructions


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The US Navy publication (NAVSHIPS 250-374) is now available in CD format. This January 1953 publication was the first released since the "Ships-2" instructions of 1945. It covers both surface ships and submarines, which is more then 80% of the book. Original format was 10x13", 88 Pages. Order Number: CD-CAMO1953 Price $19.95

USS MISSOURI BB63 PLAN eBOOK

We are now taking orders for this new release.

Using the printed version, we expanded it to a Ebook on a CD. Shown are about 100 drawings and over 100 photographs. This eBook depicts the ship as of Sept. 2, 1945 at Tokyo Bay. All DECK DRAWINGS print out in 1/96 scale on 8.5 x11 paper. This eBook covers the entire exterior views of the ship in great detail. The perfect book for the model builder. The eBook is now available. Orders are now be taking for our current customers for $25.95 plus $6.80 Priority shipping in the US and $32.00 for overseas Priority shipping. Order Number: BBPB-CD

USSS MISSOURI BB63, Sept. 1945 PLAN

We have just released a full 1/96 sc. detailed plan set of the USS MISSOURI BB63 as of Sept., 1945. This set contains five large sheets, that show all exterior decks, outboard profile , main deck, hull lines and many details. Order #TFW-BB63/8 Price $55.00.

Gato/Balao class Submarine of World War Two PLAN eBOOK

Now available, Orders being taken now. We take great pride to introduce our all new GATO & BALAO class Submarine Plan eBook in CD format.  This is a rework of the original printed version, which has been out of print for several years.  This is a complete exterior plan guide of these famous submarines of WW2.  Shown are about 150 drawings of ALL exterior parts of these two classes of ?Boats?.  Also, 140 photographs complement the drawings as you move down the sub?s exterior from the ?Bull Nose? to the ?Turtle Back?.  All exterior equipment, ordnance and many variations of the bridge fairwater are included.  General arrangements are in 1/8?=1? (1/96) scale.  Many larger.  This IS the most complete book on this subject ever published. Order Number: SSPB-CD, $25.95 plus $6.80 US Shipping and $32.00 Overseas.

Also See 

To add to our Submarine and Fletcher class Plan eBook, we are going to produce sets of CD with a pick of details photos from our collection. Each CD will contain about anywhere between 50 and 100 + views. Example of a CD set's will be:


Early WW2 Gato class Submarine SS212-284, 1941-43 only. Available NOW 

 Order # PSSS212-A $19.95

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Admirable Class Minesweepers of World War Two PLAN eBOOK

Available NOW, Orders being taken now. $25.95 Order Number: AM136PB-CD

Fletcher Class Destroyers of World War Two PLAN eBOOK

Available now, Orders being taken now. $25.95 Order Number: DDPB-CD

Many more added photographs then the old printed version.

General arrangements are in 1/8?=1? (1/96) scale.  Many larger.  This IS the most complete book on this subject ever published. Order Number: DDPB-CD  $25.95 plus $6.80 US Shipping and $32.00 Overseas.

 

Buckley class Destroyer Escort (DE51) PLAN eBook

This eBook covers the Buckley class destroyer escorts of WW2.  This book will covers the class and wartime modifications and all exterior equipment.  With 100's of drawings and photographs this is a great asset to the model builder.  Order # DE51PB $25.95 plus $6.80 US Shipping and $32.00 Overseas.

Cannon/Edsall class Destroyer Escorts (DE129) PLAN eBook

This eBook covers the Cannon and Edsall class destroyer escorts of WW2.  This book will cover both classes and wartime modifications and all exterior equipment.  With 100's of drawings and photographs this is a great assist to the model builder.  Order # DE129PB $25.95 plus $6.80 US Shipping and $32.00 Overseas.

Sumner/Gearing Class DD692/710 WW2 Plan eBook

Over 300 pages adobe format.   Order Number: DD692PB $25.95 plus $6.80 US Shipping and $32.00 Overseas.

Floating Drydock Books.

SALE and DISCONTINUED ITEMS & SHIPs/Command Patches, Books

Updated 23 August 2013


The below page is a listing of discontinued Kits, Books and other items that are no longer available and we have items left in stock, Or items on SPECIAL SALE.


Check this page often, items come and go all the time. These items are NOT listed in our printed current catalog and are only listed here. All items are sold at discount and the price listed is the discounted price.

Special sale and Discontinued Items

For Navy Veterans

Re-Released

CAMOUFLAGE 2 FLEET CARRIERS

Our newly re-printed camouflage 2, which has been out of print for several years is now available in CD format. This companion to our Camouflage 1 (see above) covers the US Navy's Fleet Carriers of WW2. This book goes into great detail on the dazzle camouflage applied to Fleet and Light Carriers. Camouflage 2 has been expanded and with over 143 photographs!! Each chapter is built around an official USN master design drawing. Each carrier (wearing that specific design) is then shown in numerous photographs, enabling the dazzle pattern to be viewed from several different angles. This includes aerial as well as sea level views.

Most photographs have never before been seen. Some are action pictures, and some full page. Some are invaluable close-ups showing structure, radar and rigging details. Additionally, there is a special supplemental chapter. It updates those schemes (discussed in the first book) of which we have uncovered material.

Copyright@1977, 1996 and 2005 by The Floating Drydock
Drawings by Thomas F. Walkowiak
Layout and design by Larry Sowinski

Order # CAMO2 $12.95

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Gibbs & Cox Model of the USS MISSOURI BB63 PHOTOS

We have produced a CD with close-up views of the Gibbs and Cox model. Most of the photos were taken when the glass case was removed when the model was built in 1950. This self-extracting CD contains about 33 detailed photos. Order number CDBB63-1 $14.95

 


Ordering Information:

We except Credit Cards: American Express, Visa & Master Card (minimum $20.00) Checks: US Checks and checks payable in US Dollars drawn against a US Bank, United Kingdom Pound checks (using current exchange rate). Money Orders: Both Postal and Private. Direct Wire Transfer: For our overseas customers we can supply information for direct wire transfer to our account.

Placing Orders:

Orders can be place by :
Fax:(727)363-8198 was discontinued 1 March 2013
E:Mail: drydock@floatingdrydock.com
Snail Mail: The Floating Drydock
PO Box 740
APG, MD 21005
USA

Shipping Rates:

Plans can be shipped in a mailing tube for $3.50 per order (US ONLY). Otherwise the plans will be folded.

Shipping Charges For US ONLY

Orders from:

$10.00

To

$30.00

add

$9.80

 

$30.01

To

$50.00

add

$16.00

 

$50.01

To

$75.00

add

$19.00

$75.01

To

and up

add

$22.00

Foreign orders: please add double the postage amount for large orders of several books, several large plans... Double postage will in most cases be able for us
to send by AIR MAIL.  Also for small orders, i.e. several small books, fittings, or a plan
$34.00 is enough
for International Air Priority Mail Canada & Mexico $25.95.  You can always ask us before you place the order.  Thanks

Foreign orders please add double the postage amount.

MARYLAND customers ONLY add 6% SALES TAX.

MODELERS CLUBS

This space is made available to clubs to have a link listed for them. If you want your club listed please send us your URL and we will post it here.

 

USS ENTERPRISE CV6 Organization

Large scale Warship working models

International R/C Warship Combat Club

For some interesting links on WARSHIPS see the below:


USN SHIPS LISTING-1940-1945
Battleship Cove (BB59)

You can contact us at: drydock@floatingdrydock.com

Our Address is:
THE FLOATING DRYDOCK
P.O. Box 740
 

APG, MD 21005

Updated 26 April 2018