Photo #: S-511-37
"6" A.A. Cruiser Scheme "B" - 6 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 664-foot (waterline length) ship of 14,000 tons (standard displacement). It emphasizes speed and number of main battery guns, with reduced protective armor. Hull sections depict three different armor schemes, two with deck armor only and one with deck and side armor.
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