Photo #: S-511-58
"6" A.A. Cruiser - Scheme "I""
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 May 1943, is for a 664-foot (waterline length), 13,740 (standard displacement) ship with twelve main battery guns. This design, which marks a return to a flush deck hull but still has aircraft facilities amidships, was not submitted for the General Board's consideration.
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