Photo #: S-511-10
"Proposed Aircraft Carrier - Scheme CV 9-E"
Preliminary design plan prepared for the General Board as part of the process leading to the Essex class (CV-9) aircraft carrier design.
This plan, dated 4 January 1940, is for a ship of 25,000 tons standard displacement and a waterline length ("length between perpendiculars") of 820'.
It is very similar to the "Scheme CV 9-E" drawing of 6 December 1939 (Photo # S-511-8), but with a slightly reshaped flight deck and the after elevator moved forward.
Scale of the original 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 16 March 2000
Rescanned and reposted 1 March 2005