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Photo # S-584-050: Preliminary Design No.112 for a Scout Cruiser - April 1915

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

Sixty-six of the 211 design drawings in the 1911-1925 "Spring Styles" Book treat cruisers (two of the 66 treat the same design plan). About half of these drawings belong to a special study conducted during 1915 that sought to develop the best mix of capabilities for a large oceanic cruiser primarily intended for scouting. In the event, none of these designs led to the selection of a concept for construction. Instead, the Navy chose to develop a new design based on destroyer design principles, smaller than most of the designs considered in the "Scout Cruiser Study". This design became the Omaha (Scout Cruiser # 4) class that served from completion during the 1920s through the end of World War II. Subsequently, the Navy's Construction and Repair bureau studied a set of four designs for a cruiser that would be smaller yet than the Omaha class, but such smaller designs were not pursued. Instead, larger designs, larger than Omaha, were begun in 1919, leading after many different preliminary design plans were prepared to the Pensacola (CL-24, later reclassified as CA-24) class ordered during 1924-25 to be built, under the terms of the Washington Treaty on naval arms limitation. One final preliminary design plan was one of several prepared during development of the design for the subsequent "Treaty cruiser" design to be built, the Northampton (CL-26, later CA-26), which was ordered in 1927 for construction.

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

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


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    The Cruiser drawings included in this album are:

    --One proposed design for a Cruiser, 1914:

  • S-584-046: Drawing of a 7,500 ton ship carrying a main battery of eight 6-inch guns in single mounts and a maximum speed of 28 knots. This design study, Preliminary Design No.106, did not result in selection of a plan for construction.

    --Thirty-one proposed designs for a "Scout Cruiser", a wide range of concepts explored in the so-called "Scout Cruiser Study" carried out during 1915, of which these 14 were dated April 1915:

  • S-584-050: Preliminary Design No.112 for a Scout Cruiser - April 1915. Drawing of a 10,500 ton ship with a main battery of ten 6-inch guns in single mounts and a maximum speed of 35 knots. This plan was the first of a set of 31 preliminary designs exploring tradeoffs in scout cruiser capabilities. No ship was built to any of these designs.
  • S-584-051: Preliminary Design No.113 for a Scout Cruiser - April 1915. Drawing of a 10,500 ton ship with a main battery of ten 6-inch guns in single mounts and a maximum speed of 32.5 knots. This plan was the second of a set of 31 preliminary designs exploring tradeoffs in scout cruiser capabilities. No ship was built to any of these designs.
  • S-584-052: Preliminary Design No.114 for a Scout Cruiser - April 1915. Drawing of a 12,600 ton ship with a main battery of ten 6-inch guns in single mounts and a maximum speed of 35 knots. This plan was the third of a set of 31 preliminary designs exploring tradeoffs in scout cruiser capabilities. No ship was built to any of these designs.
  • S-584-053: Preliminary Design No.115 for a Scout Cruiser - April 1915. Drawing of a 12,600 ton ship with a main battery of four 12-inch guns in two twin mountings and a maximum speed of 35 knots. This plan was the fourth of a set of 31 preliminary designs exploring tradeoffs in scout cruiser capabilities. No ship was built to any of these designs.
  • S-584-054: Preliminary Design No.116 for a Scout Cruiser - April 1915. Drawing of a 13,750 ton ship with a main battery of ten 6-inch guns in single mounts and a maximum speed of 35 knots. This plan was the fifth of a set of 31 preliminary designs exploring tradeoffs in scout cruiser capabilities. No ship was built to any of these designs.
  • S-584-055: Preliminary Design No.117 for a Scout Cruiser - April 1915. Drawing of a 17,650 ton ship with a main battery of ten 6-inch guns in single mounts and a maximum speed of 35 knots. This plan was the sixth of a set of 31 preliminary designs exploring tradeoffs in scout cruiser capabilities. No ship was built to any of these designs.
  • S-584-056: Preliminary Design No.118 for a Scout Cruiser - April 1915. Drawing of a 14,350 ton ship with a main battery of four 12-inch guns in two twin turrets and a maximum speed of 35 knots. This plan was the seventh of a set of 31 preliminary designs exploring tradeoffs in scout cruiser capabilities. No ship was built to any of these designs.
  • S-584-057: Preliminary Design No.119 for a Scout Cruiser - April 1915. Drawing of a 18,200 ton ship with a main battery of four 12-inch guns in two twin turrets and a maximum speed of 35 knots. This plan was the eighth of a set of 31 preliminary designs exploring tradeoffs in scout cruiser capabilities. No ship was built to any of these designs.
  • S-584-058: Preliminary Design No.120 for a Scout Cruiser - April 1915. Drawing of a 22,850 ton ship with a main battery of four 12-inch guns in two twin turrets and a maximum speed of 35 knots. This plan was the ninth of a set of 31 preliminary designs exploring tradeoffs in scout cruiser capabilities. No ship was built to any of these designs.
  • S-584-059: Preliminary Design No.122 for a Scout Cruiser - April 1915. Drawing of a 16,250 ton ship with a main battery of two 14-inch guns in one twin turret forward and a maximum speed of 35 knots. This plan was one of a set of 31 preliminary designs exploring tradeoffs in scout cruiser capabilities. No ship was built to any of these designs.
  • S-584-060: Preliminary Design No.123 for a Scout Cruiser - April 1915. Drawing of a 20,500 ton ship with a main battery of two 14-inch guns in one twin turret forward and a maximum speed of 35 knots. This plan was one of a set of 31 preliminary designs exploring tradeoffs in scout cruiser capabilities. No ship was built to any of these designs.
  • S-584-061: Preliminary Design No.124 for a Scout Cruiser - April 1915. Drawing of a 15,500 ton ship with a main battery of four 14-inch guns in two twin turrets and a maximum speed of 35 knots. This plan was one of a set of 31 preliminary designs exploring tradeoffs in scout cruiser capabilities. No ship was built to any of these designs.
  • S-584-062: Preliminary Design No.125 for a Scout Cruiser - April 1915. Drawing of a 19,500 ton ship with a main battery of four 14-inch guns in two twin turrets and a maximum speed of 35 knots. This plan was one of a set of 31 preliminary designs exploring tradeoffs in scout cruiser capabilities. No ship was built to any of these designs.
  • S-584-063: Preliminary Design No.126 for a Scout Cruiser - April 26, 1915. Drawing of a 25,000 ton ship with a main battery of four 14-inch guns in two twin turrets and a maximum speed of 35 knots. This plan was one of a set of 31 preliminary designs exploring tradeoffs in scout cruiser capabilities. No ship was built to any of these designs.

    --Thirty-one proposed designs for a "Scout Cruiser", a wide range of concepts explored in the so-called "Scout Cruiser Study" carried out during 1915, of which these 9 were dated May 1915:

  • S-584-064: Preliminary Design No.127 for a Scout Cruiser - May 1, 1915. Drawing of a 13,000 ton ship with a main battery of two 14-inch guns in two single turrets and a maximum speed of 35 knots. This plan was one of a set of 31 preliminary designs exploring tradeoffs in scout cruiser capabilities. No ship was built to any of these designs.
  • S-584-065: Preliminary Design No.135 for a Scout Cruiser - May 29, 1915. Drawing of a 16,000 ton ship with a main battery of four 16-inch guns in two twin turrets and a maximum speed of 32 knots. This plan was one of a set of 31 preliminary designs exploring tradeoffs in scout cruiser capabilities. No ship was built to any of these designs.
  • S-584-066: Preliminary Design No.121 for a Scout Cruiser - May 1915. Drawing of a 12,650 ton ship with a main battery of two 14-inch guns in one twin turret forward and a maximum speed of 35 knots. This plan was one of a set of 31 preliminary designs exploring tradeoffs in scout cruiser capabilities. No ship was built to any of these designs.
  • S-584-067: Preliminary Design No.128 for a Scout Cruiser - May 1915. Drawing of a 16,500 ton ship with a main battery of two 14-inch guns in two single turrets and a maximum speed of 35 knots. This plan was one of a set of 31 preliminary designs exploring tradeoffs in scout cruiser capabilities. No ship was built to any of these designs.
  • S-584-068: Preliminary Design No.129 for a Scout Cruiser - May 1915. Drawing of a 20,850 ton ship with a main battery of two 14-inch guns in two single turrets and a maximum speed of 35 knots. This plan was one of a set of 31 preliminary designs exploring tradeoffs in scout cruiser capabilities. No ship was built to any of these designs.
  • S-584-069: Preliminary Design No.130 for a Scout Cruiser - May 1915. Drawing of a 16,500 ton ship with a main battery of four 16-inch guns in two twin turrets and a maximum speed of 35 knots. This plan was one of a set of 31 preliminary designs exploring tradeoffs in scout cruiser capabilities. No ship was built to any of these designs.
  • S-584-070: Preliminary Design No.131 for a Scout Cruiser - May 1915. Drawing of a 20,500 ton ship with a main battery of four 16-inch guns in two twin turrets and a maximum speed of 35 knots. This plan was one of a set of 31 preliminary designs exploring tradeoffs in scout cruiser capabilities. No ship was built to any of these designs.
  • S-584-071: Preliminary Design No.132 for a Scout Cruiser - May 1915. Drawing of a 26,800 ton ship with a main battery of four 16-inch guns in two twin turrets and a maximum speed of 35 knots. This plan was one of a set of 31 preliminary designs exploring tradeoffs in scout cruiser capabilities. No ship was built to any of these designs.
  • S-584-073: Preliminary Design No.134 for a Scout Cruiser - May 1915. Drawing of a 13,500 ton ship with a main battery of four 16-inch guns in two twin turrets and a maximum speed of 30 knots. This plan was one of a set of 31 preliminary designs exploring tradeoffs in scout cruiser capabilities. No ship was built to any of these designs.

    --Thirty-one proposed designs for a "Scout Cruiser", a wide range of concepts explored in the so-called "Scout Cruiser Study" carried out during 1915, of which these 8 were dated between June and October 1915:

  • S-584-079: Preliminary Design Plan for a "Battle Scout" - June 1915. Preliminary Design No.141 for a 27,000 ton ship with a main battery of four 16-inch guns in two twin turrets and a maximum speed of 35 knots. This plan was one of a series of preliminary designs exploring tradeoffs in scout cruiser capabilities. Such "Battle Scouts" were in effect small battle cruisers, but no ship was built to any of these designs.
  • S-584-080: Preliminary Design Plan for a "Light Cruiser" - June 23, 1915. Preliminary Design No.142 for a 4,000 ton ship with a battery of two 6-inch guns and eight 3-inch guns and a maximum speed of 30 knots. This plan followed an earlier, long series of preliminary designs emphasizing very large ships for transoceanic cruiser roles and provided instead a much smaller ship. No ship was built to this design, however.
  • S-584-083: Preliminary Design Plan for a "Battle Scout" - September 9, 1915. Preliminary Design No.144 for a 32,000 ton ship with a main battery of eight 14-inch guns in four twin turrets and a maximum speed of 35 knots. This plan was one of a series of preliminary designs exploring tradeoffs in scout cruiser capabilities. Such "Battle Scouts" were in effect small battle cruisers. No ship was built to this design, but the later Lexington (Battle Cruiser # 1) class design was similar in hull layout as initially approved.
  • S-584-084: Preliminary Design Plan for a "Scout Cruiser" - September 15, 1915. Preliminary Design No.146 for a 28,000 ton ship with a main battery of eight 10-inch guns in four twin turrets and a maximum speed of 35 knots. This plan was one of a series of preliminary designs exploring tradeoffs in scout cruiser capabilities. This very large scout cruiser was in effect a small battle cruiser. No ship was built to this design.
  • S-584-088: Preliminary Design Plan for a Scout Cruiser - September 1915. Preliminary Design No.151 for a 8,000 ton ship with a battery of six 6-inch guns and two 3-inch guns and a maximum speed of 30 knots. This plan followed a long series of preliminary designs emphasizing very large ships for ocean cruiser roles and provided instead a much smaller ship. No ship was built to this design, however.
  • S-584-089: Preliminary Design Plan for a "Battle Scout" - September 1915. Preliminary Design No.150 for a 32,000 ton ship with a main battery of eight 14-inch guns in four twin turrets and a maximum speed of 35 knots. This plan was one of a series of preliminary designs exploring tradeoffs in scout cruiser capabilities. Such "Battle Scouts" were in effect small battle cruisers. No ship was built to this design, but the later Lexington (Battle Cruiser # 1) class design was similar in hull layout.
  • S-584-090: Preliminary Design Plan for a "Battle Scout" - October 1915. Preliminary Design No.152 for a 32,000 ton ship with a main battery of eight 14-inch guns in two quadruple turrets and a maximum speed of 35 knots. This plan was one of a series of preliminary designs exploring tradeoffs in scout cruiser capabilities. Such "Battle Scouts" were in effect small battle cruisers. No ship was built to this design.
  • S-584-091: Preliminary Design Plan for a "Battle Scout" - October 1915. Preliminary Design No.153 for a 32,000 ton ship with a main battery of eight 14-inch guns in two triple and one twin turrets and a maximum speed of 35 knots. This plan was one of a series of preliminary designs exploring tradeoffs in scout cruiser capabilities. Such "Battle Scouts" were in effect small battle cruisers. No ship was built to this design, but the later Lexington (Battle Cruiser # 1) class design was similar in hull layout.

    --One proposed design for the Omaha class:

  • S-584-093: Preliminary design Plan for a Scout Cruiser - March 9, 1916. Preliminary Design No.160 for a 6,750 ton ship with a main battery of ten 6-inch guns in single mounts and unstated maximum speed. This design was approved in April 1916 for construction of what became the Omaha (Scout Cruiser # 4) class.

    --Four proposed designs for a cruiser of smaller size than the Omaha class, none selected for construction:

  • S-584-111: Proposed 5750 ton Scout - January 5, 1917. Preliminary Design No.175 for a 5,750 ton ship with a battery of two 8-inch and four 5-inch guns in single mounts and a maximum speed of 33.7 knots. This design - Scheme I - was developed in the Bureau of Construction and Repair to explore the possibility of building smaller cruisers than selected in 1916 for construction of what became the Omaha (Scout Cruiser # 4) class.
  • S-584-112: Proposed 6500 ton Scout - January 17, 1917. Preliminary Design No.175 for a 6,500 ton ship with a battery of eight 6-inch guns in single mounts and a maximum speed of 34.2 knots. This design - Scheme III - was developed in the Bureau of Construction and Repair to explore the possibility of building smaller cruisers than selected in 1916 for construction of what became the Omaha (Scout Cruiser # 4) class.
  • S-584-113: Proposed 6500 ton Scout - January 18, 1917. Preliminary Design No.175 for a 6,500 ton ship with a battery of eight 6-inch guns in single mounts and a maximum speed of 32.4 knots. This design - Scheme II - was developed in the Bureau of Construction and Repair to explore the possibility of building smaller cruisers than selected in 1916 for construction of what became the Omaha (Scout Cruiser # 4) class.
  • S-584-115: Proposed 5750 ton Scout - January 19, 1917. Preliminary Design No.175 for a 5,750 ton ship with a battery of two 8-inch and four 5-inch guns in single mounts and a maximum speed of 32.8 knots. This design - Scheme IV - was developed in the Bureau of Construction and Repair to explore the possibility of building smaller cruisers than selected in 1916 for construction of what became the Omaha (Scout Cruiser # 4) class.

    --Twelve proposed designs for a new scout cruiser, contributing toward the design of the Pensacola class, none selected for construction:

  • S-584-157: Preliminary Design Plan for a "Proposed 1920 Scout Cruiser", Scheme C-1, Arrangement I - October 15, 1919. Drawing of a 10,000 ton ship with a main battery of seven 8-inch guns in one triple and two twin turrets and a maximum speed of 36 knots. This design was one of many considered during development of the design for the Pensacola (CL-24, later reclassified CA-24).
  • S-584-158: Preliminary Design Plan for a "Proposed 1920 Scout Cruiser", Scheme C-1, Arrangement III - October 15, 1919. Drawing of a 10,000 ton ship with a main battery of eight 8-inch guns in two triple and one twin turrets and a maximum speed of 36 knots. This design was one of many considered during development of the design for the Pensacola (CL-24, later reclassified CA-24).
  • S-584-159: Preliminary Design Plan for a "Proposed 1920 Scout Cruiser", Scheme C-5, Arrangement II - October 15, 1919. Drawing of a 10,000 ton ship with a main battery of seven 8-inch guns in one triple and two twin turrets and a maximum speed of 36 knots. This design was one of many considered during development of the design for the Pensacola CL-24, later reclassified CA-24).
  • S-584-170: Preliminary Design Sketch for a "33-knot Scout" Cruiser "Preliminary # 1" - January 7, 1921. Drawing of a 10,250 ton ship with a main battery of eight 8-inch guns in two triple and one twin gun turrets and a maximum speed of 33 knots. This design was one of many considered during development of the design for the Pensacola (CL-24, later reclassified CA-24).
  • S-584-171: Preliminary Design Sketch for a "35-knot Scout" Cruiser "Preliminary # 2" - January 7, 1921. Drawing of a 10,750 ton ship with a main battery of eight 8-inch guns in two triple and one twin gun turrets and a maximum speed of 35 knots. This design was one of many considered during development of the design for the Pensacola (CL-24, later reclassified CA-24).
  • S-584-172: Preliminary Design Sketch for a "35-knot Scout" Cruiser "Preliminary # 3" - January 7, 1921. Drawing of a 10,800 ton ship with a main battery of eight 8-inch guns in four twin gun turrets and a maximum speed of 35 knots. This design was one of many considered during development of the design for the Pensacola (CL-24, later reclassified CA-24).
  • S-584-173: Preliminary Design Sketch for a "35-knot Scout" Cruiser "Preliminary # 4" - January 7, 1921. Drawing of a 11,300 ton ship with a main battery of eight 8-inch guns in two triple and one twin gun turrets and a maximum speed of 35 knots. This design was one of many considered during development of the design for the Pensacola (CL-24, later reclassified CA-24).
  • S-584-174: Preliminary Design Sketch for a "12000 Ton Scout" Cruiser, Scheme # 1 - February 28, 1921. Drawing of a 12,000 ton ship with a main battery of eight 8-inch guns in four twin gun turrets and a maximum speed of 34.5 knots. This design was one of many considered during development of the design for the Pensacola(CL-24, later reclassified CA-24).
  • S-584-175: Preliminary Design Sketch for a "10750 Ton Scout" Cruiser, Scheme "a" - March 14, 1921. Drawing of a 10,750 ton ship with a main battery of eight 8-inch guns in four twin gun turrets and a maximum speed of 33 knots. This design was one of many considered during development of the design for the Pensacola(CL-24, later reclassified CA-24).
  • S-584-176: Preliminary Design Sketch for a "8250 Ton Scout" Cruiser, Scheme "d" - March 16, 1921. Drawing of a 8,250 ton ship with a main battery of six 8-inch guns in three twin gun turrets and a maximum speed of 33 knots. This design was one of many considered during development of the design for the Pensacola (CL-24, later reclassified CA-24).
  • S-584-177: Preliminary Design Sketch for a "10000 Ton Scout" Cruiser, Scheme "b" - March 24, 1921. Drawing of a 10,000 ton ship with a main battery of eight 8-inch guns in four twin gun turrets and a maximum speed of 34.5 knots. This design was one of many considered during development of the design for the Pensacola(CL-24, later reclassified CA-24).
  • S-584-178: Preliminary Design Sketch for a "11250 Ton Scout" Cruiser, Scheme "C" - March 24, 1921. Drawing of a 11,250 ton ship with a main battery of six 8-inch guns in three twin gun turrets and a maximum speed of 34.5 knots. This design was one of many considered during development of the design for the Pensacola (CL-24, later reclassified CA-24).

    --Fifteen proposed designs for cruisers to be built under Washington Conference treaty restrictions (one design is represented in two forms), all contributing to development of the Pensacola class:

  • S-584-190: Light Cruiser "Sketch A" - November 16, 1923. Drawing from Preliminary Design Book No.292 of a 11,500 ton ship with a main battery of twelve 8-inch guns in four triple gun turrets and a maximum speed of 34 knots. This design was one of many considered during development of the design for the Pensacola (CL-24, later reclassified CA-24).
  • S-584-190-A: Light Cruiser "Sketch A" - November 16, 1923. Drawing from Preliminary Design Book No.292 of a 11,500 ton ship with a main battery of twelve 8-inch guns in four triple gun turrets and a maximum speed of 34 knots. This design was one of many considered during development of the design for the Pensacola (CL-24, later reclassified CA-24). This drawing differs from S-584-190 by providing fuller detail in the breakdown of estimated component weights in the ship.
  • S-584-196: Light Cruiser - Design # 1 - Undated (about January 1925). Preliminary design plan for a 11,410 ton ship with a main battery of twelve 8-inch guns in four triple turrets and a maximum speed of 32.5 knots. This design was one of many considered during development of the design for the Pensacola (CL-24, later reclassified CA-24).
  • S-584-197: Light Cruiser - Design # 2 - Undated (about January 1925). Preliminary design plan for a 11,410 ton ship with a main battery of twelve 8-inch guns in four triple turrets and a maximum speed of 32.5 knots. This design was one of many considered during development of the design for the Pensacola (CL-24, later reclassified CA-24).
  • S-584-198: Light Cruiser - Design # 3 - Undated (about January 1925). Preliminary design plan for a 11,410 ton ship with a main battery of twelve 8-inch guns in four triple turrets and a maximum speed of 32.5 knots. This design was one of many considered during development of the design for the Pensacola (CL-24, later reclassified CA-24).
  • S-584-199: Light Cruiser - Design # 4 - January 12, 1925. Preliminary design plan for a 11,410 ton ship with a main battery of twelve 8-inch guns in four triple turrets and a maximum speed of 32.5 knots. This design was one of many considered during development of the design for the Pensacola (CL-24, later reclassified CA-24).
  • S-584-200: Light Cruiser - Design # 6 - Undated (January 1925). Preliminary design plan for a 11,410 ton ship with a main battery of nine (?) 8-inch guns in three turrets forward and a maximum speed of 32.5 knots. This design was one of many considered during development of the design for the Pensacola (CL-24, later reclassified CA-24).
  • S-584-202: Light Cruiser - Design # 5 - January 23, 1925. Preliminary design plan for a 11,410 ton ship with a main battery of twelve 8-inch guns in four triple turrets and a maximum speed of 33 knots. This design was one of many considered during development of the design for the Pensacola (CL-24, later reclassified CA-24).
  • S-584-203: Light Cruiser - Design # 7 - January 1925. Preliminary design plan for a 11,410 ton ship with a main battery of nine 8-inch guns in three triple turrets and a maximum speed of 32.8 knots. This design was one of many considered during development of the design for the Pensacola (CL-24, later reclassified CA-24).
  • S-584-204: Light Cruiser - Design # 8 - Undated (about January 1925). Preliminary design plan for a 11,410 ton ship with a main battery of nine 8-inch guns in three triple turrets and a maximum speed of 32.8 knots. This design was one of many considered during development of the design for the Pensacola (CL-24, later reclassified CA-24).
  • S-584-205: Light Cruiser - Design # 9 - Undated (about January 1925). Preliminary design plan for a 11,410 ton ship with a main battery of nine 8-inch guns in three triple turrets and a maximum speed of 32.8 knots. This design was one of many considered during development of the design for the Pensacola (CL-24, later reclassified CA-24).
  • S-584-206: Light Cruiser - Design # 10 - Undated (about January 1925). Preliminary design plan for a 11,410 ton ship with a main battery of nine 8-inch guns in three triple turrets and a maximum speed of 32.8 knots. This design was one of many considered during development of the design for the Pensacola (CL-24, later reclassified CA-24).
  • S-584-207: Light Cruiser - Untitled (probably Design # 15) - Undated (about February 1925). Preliminary design plan for a 11,410 ton ship with a main battery of ten 8-inch guns in two triple and two twin turrets and a maximum speed of 34.2 knots. This design was one of many considered during development of the design for the Pensacola (CL-24, later reclassified CA-24).
  • S-584-208: Light Cruiser - Design # 11 - Undated (about February 1925). Preliminary design plan for a 11,410 ton ship with a main battery of eight 8-inch guns in four twin turrets and a maximum speed of 32.8 knots. This design was one of many considered during development of the design for the Pensacola (CL-24, later reclassified CA-24).
  • S-584-209: Light Cruiser - Design # 18-A - April 15, 1925. Preliminary design plan for a 11,410 ton ship with a main battery of ten 8-inch guns in two triple and two twin turrets and a maximum speed of 32.5 knots. This design was one of many considered during development of the design for the Pensacola (CL-24, later reclassified CA-24).
  • S-584-210: Light Cruiser - Design # 18-B - April 21, 1925. Preliminary design plan for a 11,410 ton ship with a main battery of ten 8-inch guns in two triple and two twin turrets and a maximum speed of 32.5 knots. This design was one of many considered during development of the design for the Pensacola (CL-24, later reclassified CA-24).

    --One proposed design for the Northampton class:

  • S-584-211: "10000 Ton Light Cruiser with Forecastle" - September 16, 1925. Preliminary design plan for a 10,000 ton ship with a main battery of four 8-inch gun turrets (number of guns per turret not specified). This design was one considered during development of the design for the Northampton (CL-26, later reclassified CA-26).



    For general information on this album, see:

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


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