Photo #: 80-CF-395b
Rear Admiral David W. Taylor, USN (left), Chief of the Bureau of Construction and Repair, and
Rear Admiral John K. Robison, USN (right), Chief of the Bureau of Engineering,
Hold a model of the battle cruisers (CC-1 class) then under construction, 8 March 1922. In the foreground is a model of an aircraft carrier design converted from the battle cruiser hull. This photo illustrates the genesis of the Lexington (CV-2) class aircraft carrier design.
Standing in the background are (from left to right):
Rear Admiral William A. Moffett, USN, Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics;
Congressman Frederick C. Hicks, of New York;
Congressman Clark Burdick, of Rhode Island; and
Congressman Philip D. Swing, of California.
Photographed at the Navy Department by Harris & Ewing.
Photograph from Department of the Navy collections in the U.S. National Archives.
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15 February 2000