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Photo # S-584-022: Proposed Torpedo Battleship - August 15, 1912

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Bureau of Ships' "Spring Styles" Book # 1 (1911-1925) -- (Naval History and Heritage Command Lot # S-584) --
Torpedo Battleship Preliminary Design Drawings

Four of the 211 design drawings in the 1911-1925 "Spring Styles" Book treat ships classified as "torpedo battleships", a ship type never adopted for construction The Naval War College carried out studies several years prior to World War I of the potential utility of such a ship, as large as a battleship but accepting sacrifices in main battery gun strength and protection to have a high maximum speed and carry a large number of torpedo tubes. The Navy never requested funds to build such a ship.

This page features those 1911-1925 Bureau of Ships "Spring Styles" plans that concern torpedo battleships.

For general information on this album, see:

  • Bureau of Ships' "Spring Styles" Book # 1 (1911-1925) -- General Description.


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    The Torpedo Battleship drawings included in this album are:

    --Four proposed designs for a Torpedo Battleship, 1912, none selected for construction:

  • S-584-019: Proposed Torpedo Battleship - May 24, 1912. A drawing of a 30,000 ton ship with a main battery of six 14-inch guns in two triple turrets and carrying eight submerged torpedo tubes and having a maximum speed of 27 knots.
  • S-584-020: Proposed Torpedo Battleship - May 31, 1912. A drawing of a 30,000 ton ship with a main battery of three 14-inch guns in one triple turret and carrying 12 submerged torpedo tubes and having a maximum speed of 27 knots.
  • S-584-021: Proposed Torpedo Battleship - May 31, 1912. A drawing of a 30,000 ton ship with no large caliber guns but carrying 18 submerged torpedo tubes and having a maximum speed of 27 knots.
  • S-584-022: Proposed Torpedo Battleship - August 15, 1912. A drawing of a 35,500 ton ship with a main battery of four 14-inch guns in a single quadruple turret and carrying 16 submerged torpedo tubes and having a maximum speed of 30 knots.



    For general information on this album, see:

  • Bureau of Ships' "Spring Styles" Book # 1 (1911-1925) -- General Description.


    NOTES:

  • To the best of our knowledge, the pictures referenced here are all in the Public Domain, and can therefore be freely downloaded and used for any purpose.

  • Some images linked from this page may bear obsolete credit lines citing the organization name: "Naval Historical Center". Effective 1 December 2008 the name should be cited as: "Naval History and Heritage Command".


    If you want higher resolution reproductions than the "Online Library's" digital images, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."


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