Photo #: S-511-43
"Aircraft Carrier Converted from 6" Cruiser (Class CL55)"
Preliminary design plan prepared for the General Board during the development of the Independence class small aircraft carrier design.
This scheme, dated 25 August 1941, provides a flight deck similar in size to that ultimately adopted, with a larger hangar, smaller aircraft elevators, a conventional island and an anti-aircraft battery of four 40mm quadruple mounts.
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 9 February 2005