National Geographic : 1942 May
Staff Photographer B.Anthony Stewart On This 600-foot-long Mold Loft Floor a Life-sized Drawing of the Proposed Ship IsLaid Out Blueprints, fresh from the hands of the draftsmen (opposite page), first come here. From them, and from measured designs drawn onthefloor, white wood or paper templates are cut. These are used as a tailor employs patterns for cutting cloth for a new suit. Each is laidover asteel plate and copied inchalk marks. Then the plate is cut, numbered, and worked into bulkheads, deck sections, etc. (page 553).