USS Pampanito (SS-383) Wish List
Pampanito Wish List
The following are lists of equipment and manuals commonly found on WW II fleet submarines that are needed by USS Pampanito. Separate lists of tools and major project funding needs are included at the end of the page.
The Maritime Park Association hopes to obtain these items to further the restoration of USS Pampanito, a 1943 Balao class, Fleet type, Portsmouth built submarine. It is our goal to make USS Pampanito as complete, and as accurate as possible. We have chosen to work towards a summer, 1945 configuration to represent the height of WW II submarine development.
The list below is not in priority order. Bold face indicates items of special interest.
16 mm films, 1940s content, entertainment or training, reprints OK
Any spare parts (gaskets, seals, bearings, etc.) for:
Bubble clinometer with backlight (see note)
Bunk Storage Bags (60), and Mattress Covers, crew size (8 immediate, 20+ future)
Chain Hoists, Yale Spur Gear model BB or BS (1 ton, 1.5 ton, extra chain guards), Sewn chain bags.
Coffee Urn Either 4 or 5 gallon type.
Clocks and Watches
Crew's Mess Condiment Racks (4)
Crew's Mess and Galley (Kitchen) Equipment (see list, pots, tin spice boxes, etc.)
Cribbage Board (1)
Depth gauge & Compartment pressure gauge, 7.25" face, 6" dial. (3)
Depth gauges, 10" face, 8-1/2" dial. (3)
Drill Press, Cincinnati Electric Tool Co., Type C-Size 7/8 inch, 250 VDC, .35 HP
Doors for after battery berthing (2)
Emergency Ration Boxes (20)
Emergency Ascent Line Spools (2)
Small Fryolator w/basket (deep fat fryer), 220VDC. (1)
Glass Holder (12)
Tooling for original Sebastian 14" lathe
Lead Ballast (60 Tons)
Low Pressure Air Blower - 10 lb. air, 90 H.P. - Portsmouth type - Roots Connersville Blower Co. (1)
Mae West Jacket (inflatable) Vest-Life Preserver, Type B-4 (2)
Marker Buoy (for exhibit) (1)
Mattress, crew berth size, approx. 73" x 24" x 4" (8 immediate, 8+ future)
Mixer, Hobart A120, 240 VDC model. We are also missing, 9" Vegetable slicer attachment with regular hopper. Tubular hoper with feed stick, 5/64" shredder rotor, 3/16" shredder rotor, french fry rotor. No. 12 chopper attachment, 1/8" chopper plate, 3/16" chopper plate, 1/4" chopper plate, 3/8" chopper plate, knives 7996.
Momsen Lungs (1)
Periscope Eye Cups for Type 2 Submarine Periscope (2 sets)
Periscope handles for Type 2 periscope (1 set)
Propellers 4 Blade, 7'9" with nut covers (1 each)
Range Fiddles (2)
Small safe (1)
Signal Light (1)
Sliding Rack (berth) for torpedo rooms (3)
Strongback with support for sliding racks in aft torpedo room, the center support. (1)
Valves and Handles (see list)
Water Fountain (bubbler) (1)
Water heater, 15 gal (2)
Water pump, electric auxiliary pumps for main engines(3)
Misc small lockers for personnel cleaning gear in head and torpedo rooms
Medical Instrument Sterilizer, 13" x 5" x 3" 110 V, AC-DC
Typewriter, Remington special telegraph (communications mill has 1 and 0)
Electrical:Alarm Flasher for Main Gyrocompass, (Visual type) Arma (1)
Any spare parts for Arma Mark 7 Gyrocompass (1)
Any spare parts for Arma Gyro Setting Indicator Regulator Unit Mark I (1)
Any spare parts for Arma Mark 9, Mod 2 Gyrocompass (1)
Any spare parts for Arma Mark V Dead Reckoning Analyzer. (1)
Any spare parts for Arma Dead Reckoning Tracer, Class 3, Mk 7, Mod 1 (1)
Any spare parts for Bendix (Friez Inst. Div.) Pit Log
Any spare parts for Bendix (Friez Inst. Div.) Log Speed Transmitter
Any spare parts for Shaft Revolution Indicator System, Electric Tachometer Corp (Type T-3 transmitter, Frequency Control Unit Type 4, Rotary Converter RL-152)
Any spare parts for Motor Speed Indicator, Henschel Corp., Amesbury, MA
Battery Compartment Details (1 set)
Battle Lantern - 1940s U.S. Navy Type (12)
Depth Charge Direction Indicator Unit from Conning Tower (D.C.D.I.), F.W. Sickles Co. (1)
Depth Charge Range Estimator Unit from Conning Tower (D.C.R.E., NC-116) (1)
Electric Heaters - 2 and 4 Kilowatts - Chromalox, Type B, Sub 400 - Edwin Wiegand Co. (5)
Electron Tubes (see list)
Flashlights - 1940s U.S. Navy Type (35)
Gooseneck Microphone Type M1-24102 (5)
IFF switches and boxes associated with BN and ABK-1 (see list)
JT or BQR-3 Sonar Underwater Listening System (see list)
Misc. Electrical: clear 4" pressure proof globes, light sockets (lampholders) with switch type F-8428, fuses, cylindrical clear emergency light lenses, small junction boxes, switch and receptacle boxes, screw in fuse panel sockets type L-1, various switch handles, spare parts for engine cooling water alarms & knobs of various types.
Motor Controller, 250 VDC, Portsmouth Plan 30324 (1)
Panel Meters , mostly GE Type DB-12 (see list)
Records, a couple of V-disks or other wartime entertainment records. Any Sonar training records.
Reading Lamp. (5)
SCR-624B accessories. Radio handset 51081 (x2), wire type handset cradle (1), plugs to match 4 pin jack shown here (x2)
Shear valve BuShips drawing SS-S6700-468701 (1)
Submarine Mount VHF Antenna (1)
Tachometer Magneto, Type C4, 200 ohms, 6 volts per 1000 RPM, Weston (for FM engines) (4)
TBL radio transmitter keying relay cover screw, side panel screws (12), and one 5 plug to match jack shown here in the conning tower, a cable for the TBL handset for the conning tower.
Any parts for a WCA Sonar. Or anything except the training mechanism from its surface ship version QCS, QCS1, QCT, QCT1, QCQ1, QCR1.
All Weapons for Display Only:20 mm Anti-Aircraft Gun Cartridge Bag (4)
20 mm Anti-Aircraft Oerlikon Cannon Drill Shells - any quantity
20 mm Anti-Aircraft Gun Sights, Marks 2, 4, 4 mod. 1 and 5 (4)
Sight Telescope Mark 90, or 91 Waterproof Binoculars (1), reticle lights (3)
5 inch 25 cal Drill Shells - any quantity
5 inch 25 cal missing parts
40 mm Bofors Army single, manual, M3 Mount seats x2, Bofors wish photos
40 mm Bofors sites (one set), Bofors wish photos
40 mm Bofors handles and handle cranks (x4 two guns), Bofors wish photos
40 mm Bofors rear shield assembly (x2), Bofors wish photos
40 mm Bofors rod spring, B198369. Free length 9-1/4" to 9-3/4", 209 to 297 lb at 6-1/8", Bofors wish photos
40 mm Bofors Gun Drill Shells and Clips- any quantity
Racks for 20 mm, 40 mm, and 5" shells from magazine and ready access lockers on deck.
Mark 108 Demolition Outfit. - DEMILITARIZED
Mine Mark 10, Mine Mk 12 (1 each)
Pyrotechnic Pistol AN-M8
Dummy Submarine Emergency Identification Signal Star, Mk 2 Mod 2 and Mk 3 Mod 0
Dummy Submarine Float Signal, Mk 1 Mod 1
Dummy Submarine Identification Flares (we have a list)
Torpedo air flask charger (1)
Tool/Wrench Set for Mark 14, Mark 18, Mark 27 and Mark 28 Torpedoes, Mark 10 Mine (1 each)
Torpedo Lashing Straps (13)
Torpedo Warhead, for Mark 14 or 18 Torpedo - DEMILITARIZED, training and exercise heads OK (5)
Torpedo Warhead Exploder Mechanism, Mark 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 - DEMILITARIZED (2)
Torpedo - Mk 28 (1)
Torpedo - Mark 27, "Cutie" (1)
Torpedo Loading Tray (Skid), Portsmouth Style (2)
Torpedo Tube Inspection Roller Cart (1)
Original Manuals or Photocopies (we have nothing):Trim Pump, Gardner-Denver Co., 100 GPM, 93.8 RPM, Horizontal Duplex, Single Acting, Horizontal Drive
Ball Recording Sextant Mark I
Bendix Bearing and Range Indicator Mk 4 & Mk 8 & Mk 10 & Mk 12
Benne Machine Co. Bearing and Range Indicator Mk 4 & Mk 8 & Mk 10 & Mk 12
Bendix (Friez Inst. Div.) Pit Log
Clock, Mark I Deck Clock, Seth Thomas Type
Cutler-Hammer Motor Controllers
DB-12 Panel Meters, General Electric
Depth Charge Direction Indicator (DCDI), Sickles Model NL-116 Underwater Sound Equipment.
Depth Charge Range Estimator (DCRE), Sickles
Drill Press, Cincinnati Electric Tool Co., Type C-Size 7/8 inch, 250 VDC, .35 HP
Motor Speed Indicator, Henschel Corp., Amesbury, MA
Hydrogen Detector Type N.H.D., No. 3, Cities Service Oil Co., Hillside, NJ
BQR-3 sonic receiver. This is the postwar version of the JT.
List Of Blue Prints For Radio Department
Loudspeaker Amplifier Type 49131, NAVSHIPS 91202
Voltage Regulating Rheostat, Westinghouse, Style 1305138, 7-S97600
List of Ordnance Publications (Torpedoes, Guns, Fire Control Manuals)
Ship Board Electronic Equipment NAVPERS 10794
Ships 232A - Servicing IFF Mark III equipment with TS-182/UP Test Set (NavShips 900,104).
Submarine Mine Mk 10, and Mk 12
Submarine Mobile Mine Mk 27
Torpedo Torpedo Mk 27, Torpedo Mk 28
Original Manuals (we have a copy):Any original manuals for equipment found on board WW II submarines.
Operations and maintenance manuals.
Standard Submarine Organization and Regulations
1MC/7MC Battle Announcing System, RCA Corporation, NX-SS-25039, Amplifier MI-2758, Serial 1004.
Course Clock Mark II, Seth Thomas
Dead Reckoning Tracer (DRT) Charts from WW II
Electric Tachometer Corp, Shaft Revolution Indicator System, Type M1-6
Electric Tachometer Corp, Pitometer Log Constant Frequency Generator Type RL-152,
Electric Tachometer Corp, Constant Frequency Control Unit, Type 4
JT sonic receiver (NavShips 900,424) sonar
List of Ordnance Publications (Torpedoes, Guns, Fire Control Manuals)
List of NAVPERS training manuals.
LM-18 Frequency Meter
Oil Purifier, 450 GPH, M-95-35-18B-2, Sharples Corp.
RAK-6, RAL-6 Radio Receivers
SJ-1 radar ( Eng. 188, Ships 258)
Speech Input Equipment CRV-500644
SV radar (Ships 340)
Torpedo Mk 14, 18
US Navy Filing Manual, anywhere from 1941-1950.
WCA underwater sound comm. (NavShips 900,045)
Tools:Anvil hardies, anvil sets, (bending, cutting, sheet metal stakes) for 1" square hardie hole.
Air tools: Air drill, 1/2" or 5/8", reversible, variable speed
Band Saw Accessories for Hydmech VCS-20 or DoAll 2013-V
Band Saw: Work holding jaw (5013007)
Band Saw: 5/8"-3/4" guide blocks with inserts (11528, 11543, x4-003858, x4-003957)
Band Saw: 1" guide blocks with inserts (11530, 11542, x4-003956)
Band Saw: Miter attachment (1055305)
Band Saw: Circle cutting attachment (1402080)
Band Saw: Air power feed with cables (1513087, 420866)
Band Saw: Magnifier that fits on the light (138436)
Drill press vice, 6"
Diamond dressing tool for grinder
Fork lift, LPG, approx. 5,000+ lbs, 170"+ lift, 42"+ forks, side shift, solid or air tires
Hand hydraulic (P392) accessories: small spreader, puller kit, collision repair kit
Hougen 11075c sheet metal cutter kit
Lathe: Carbide Inserts for existing tools. We are flexible on nose radius, finish grade, coatings. Will be used on mild steel and some 300 and 400 series stainless on a manual engine lathe or mill boring adapter.
ATPG 541 (for Aloris AT15 turning tool)
DPGB 2151 (for Mesa 10-1135 turning tool)
GTN-4P (for Aloris SGIH 26-26-B7 parting tool)
MT-3-TR, MT-3-TL (for Mesa 40-3261 threading tool)
TCMT 2151 (for Mesa 10-1135, and Shars 3/8" turning tools)
TCMT 2152 (for Shars 3/8" turning tool, and generic 5/8" bars)
TCMT 3252 (for B52 fly cutter)
TPGB 321 (for Mesa boring)
MACR parting, MAGR grooving, MAFR turing, MABR back turning, MATR threading (for Sandvik swiss system.)
Lathe: BXA-1 holders
Lathe: BXA mounted combined follow rest/toolholder.
Lathe: Expanding collet set, Step collet set (5C)
Lathe: Screw clamp bent tail type lathe dog (Williams style), 2" or larger
Lathe: For Bison 5", 3-jaw chuck, inside diameter jaws 7-881-305. Or 7-885-305 master jaws with 7-883-305 hard top jaws.
Lathe: Dumore 5-021 toolpost grinder parts, 5-110 diamond dresser. Wheel flanges for internal and external spindles.
Lathe: Radii cutter, Holdridge 4D or equivalent
Lathe: Service kits for older Jacobs 6A 1/2" chuck U6 02515.
Measurement: Thread gauge go/no go set, plug and ring, fractional
Measurement: Thread micrometers with anvils 0-1", 1-2"
Measurement: Left hand 6" digital caliper
Measurement: Dial indicator hole attachment (670B/645F or equivalent)
Measurement: 8" or 10" machinist squares
Measurement: Short single handle dial indicator holder (Noga NF1033 or equivalent)
Metal fab: Tooling for Hossfeld #2 Bender:
13B4 2" pipe die, 13B5 2" roller
32224 die set for 3/4" pipe x 3" radius (1.05" d)
20780 Angle Iron Leg In Set, 20986 Angle Iron Let Out Set, 20949 Edgeband Set
Hydraulic upgrade with L-frame.
Metal fab: Bead roller for sheet metal with dies for rolled edges
Metal fab: 3"x21" hand sander belts.
Metal fab: Mobile lift table. Low 22" or lower, high 37" or above. 400lbs or greater.
Mill Tooling: Interchangeable pilot counterbore set
Mill Tooling: Set of deburring/countersinks
Mill Tooling: slot/keyset cutter set 1/8", 3/16", 1/4", 5/16"
Mill Tooling: index 60 deg, 1/2" dia., 1/4" deep, dovetail cutter
Mill Tooling: multi-axis stop for vice
Mill Tooling: Dividing head, #1 size with 6" chuck and center.
Mill Tooling: Angle plate to mount 12" Bridgeport rotary table (Bridgeport 12520066 or normal min. 8-1/2"w x 10-1/2"t)
Mill Tooling: T-slot clamping kit for tilt table, 5/16"-18, 3/8" slot, 5/8" base
Mill Tooling: Sandvik R390-1704 08M-PM 1030 inserts for shoulder mill
Mill Tooling: CNC VMC Mini Mill, or CNC conversion for Bridgeport Series 1 mill
Nut splitter set
Paint, Marine Coatings. 40 gallons per year. Approximately 300 gallons for drydock.
Paint sprayer, small volume (2 quart), epoxy coatings, cleaning tub, accessories.
Portable diesel powered 3" water pump. P-100, P-250 or equivalent for dewatering. Suction line, foot valve.
Powder coating gun, cup hopper type system for small jobs
Round hand punches (new, sharp) 1/8 - 1-1/4 set
Tachometer, optical type
Thread- Fractional plug tap, and die set, NC #4 through 3/4" and NF #10 through 3/4". HSS.
Thread - Rethreading or standard dies: N-02 (.586"-32), N-03 (.664"-32), N-05 (.969"-32), N-06 (1.173"-18)
Thread- Insert thread repair kit
Welding, free standing welding curtain
Welding, Spool gun, Spoolmatic 30a with WC-24, or Profax AEC-200-4DM, or equivalent
Welding, small AC/DC TIG welder with HF start, pulse 480 VAC 3p. Water cooler a plus.
Welding, x6 conical pyramids (WSC-111) for 1.71" square hole welding platen
Welding, TIG inert gas dual regulator/flowmeter (shielding and back purge)
Wire, #2-4 conductor, type W portable power cable, 100 amp, 480V, 3p, 100 foot for shore power, or on each of #2-3 conductor 100 foot & #2-1 conductor 100 foot for shore power
Wire, #2, THHN or XHHW-2, conduit wire, 100 foot each of four colors
Wire, #6 THHN conduit wire, 150 foot each of four colors
Wire, #10 THHN conduit wire, 300 foot each of four colors
Wire, #12 THHN conduit wire, 300 foot each of four colors
Wire, Armored Cable #14-2 conductor, #12-2 conductor, #10-2 conductor, (500 foot each) #14-15 conductor (250 foot)
Major Project Funding & SupportDrydocking ($800,000+)
Superstructure repair (approx. $250,000)
Wood deck repair (approx. $50,000)
Painting above water line superstructure (approx. $30,000)
Brow replacement design, fabrication and installation ($50,000)
Replace missing 5" gun foundation aft (approx. $50,000 + brow move)
Active cathotic protection system ($20,000)
Shore side interpretive and sales center (approx. $100,000)
Translation/production of audio tour in three languages (approx. $50,000)
Education program scholarships (approx. $50,000 per year)
Upgraded shoreside restroom
New box office
Shore side museum (approx. $2-3 million)
If you can help Pampanito, please contact us:
Email: mail form
We are very thankful to the many who have helped us find equipment and documentation needed for the restoration of Pampanito.