Photo #: S-511-47
"6" A.A. Cruiser - 6 Twin Turrets - Scheme ... not submitted"
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 20 October 1941, is for a 664-foot (waterline length) ship with twelve main battery guns. Originally labeled "Scheme E", the "E" has been crossed out. That letter was assigned several months later to a smaller, ten-gun design (see Photo # S-511-55).
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 23 February 2005