Photo #: S-511-44
"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 4 September 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 eight 40mm twin 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 12 February 2005