Photo #: S-511-63
"Aircraft Carrier - 1943 CVL Type"
Preliminary design plan prepared during the development of the Saipan (CVL-48) class.
This plan, dated 28 August 1943, with alterations through 27 September 1943, depicts a 17,000-ton (trial displacement) 664-foot (between perpendiculars) ship.
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 2 March 2005