Photo #: S-511-18
"6-inch Cruiser Study ... Scheme 2"
Preliminary design plan prepared for the General Board during an examination of light cruiser designs with the same gun armament as the Cleveland (CL-55) class, but with greater speed and improved protection.
This plan, dated 28 July 1940, is for a 13,200-ton (standard displacement) ship, 680-feet long, with aircraft facilities located amidships. It represented an effort to control weights and improve stability by reducing the after hull by one deck. Note that the cruiser has quadruple torpedo tubes amidships, immediately aft of the aircraft catapults.
Scale of the original drawing 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 March 2003
Rescanned and reposted 15 February 2005