Photo #: S-511-29
"8-Inch Cruiser, Scheme CA-C"
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 18 March 1941, is for a faster (35 knot) ship, resulting in a standard displacement of 20,000-tons and waterline length of 770 feet. There are twelve 8"/55 guns in four triple turrets.
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