Photo #: S-511-66
"5"/54 Cal. Cruiser ... Scheme "C""
Preliminary design plan prepared for the General Board during consideration of a light cruiser armed with a new automatic-loading twin 5"/54 gun mounting.
This plan, dated 30 November 1944, provides six of these gun mounts in a 580-foot (between perpendiculars) hull, with trial displacement of 8550 tons. It was the basis for the abortive CL-154 class light cruisers, whose construction was cancelled in March 1945.
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 24 February 2005