Photo #: S-511-5
"Proposed Flight Deck Cruiser, CF-2"
Preliminary design plan prepared for the General Board during the final effort to develop a flight deck cruiser ("CF").
This plan, dated 31 January 1940, is for a 12,200 ton standard displacement ship (14,560 ton trial displacement) with a main battery of six 6"/47 guns, a secondary battery of four 5"/38 guns and an aircraft complement of 36 scout-bombers. Ship's dimensions are: waterline length 640'; waterline beam 67'; draft 22'. Powerplant has 100,000 horsepower for a speed of 33 knots.
Scale of the plan and side elevation drawings is 1/32" = 1'.
The original plan is in the 1939-1944 "Spring Styles Book" held by the Naval Historical Center.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 1 March 2000
Rescanned and reposted 19 February 2005