Photo #: S-511-36
"6" A.A. Cruiser Scheme "C" - 4 Twin Turrets"
Preliminary design plan prepared for the General Board during the development of a light cruiser with rapid-firing 6"/47 anti-aircraft guns, which ultimately became the Worcester (CL-144) class.
This plan, dated 31 July 1941, provides a 620-foot (waterline length) ship of 12,200 tons (standard displacement). It emphasizes somewhat reduced size and enhanced protection at the expense of the number of main battery guns. It also carries no aircraft.
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 17 February 2005