Photo #: S-511-25
"8-Inch Cruiser Study - Scheme CA-B"
Preliminary design plan prepared for the General Board during an examination of heavy cruiser designs with more protection (and in some cases more eight-inch guns) than the Baltimore (CA-68) class. Aircraft are carried amidships.
This plan, dated 16 September 1940, is for a 17,000-ton (standard displacement) ship, 690-feet long on the waterline, with twelve 8"/55 guns in four triple turrets. Speed is 33 knots.
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 20 February 2005