Photo #: S-584-006
"Proposed B. S. [Battleship] # 36"--Scheme "B" ... March 20, 1911
Preliminary design plan for Battleship # 36. This design incorporated the new concept of "all-or-nothing" armor protection, reducing the area protected by armor but increasing the thickness of armor significantly where it was provided, such as the main side belt and on the turrets. This plan, providing heavier armor than the baseline Scheme "A" (see Photo # S-584-001), obtained economy in size by using three triple turrets. A similar 9-gun design (dated March 27) was sent to the General Board on 28 March 1911 but the Board recommended a ten-gun design (see Photo # S-584-005) instead, as being more balanced in overall capabilities.
This plan provides nine 14-inch guns, reciprocating steam machinery, and a speed of 20 knots in a ship 570 feet long on the load water line (L.W.L.), 95 feet in beam, with a normal displacement of 27,500 tons.
Note: The original document was a blueprint (white on dark blue).
The original plan is in the 1911-1925 "Spring Styles Book".
U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
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Image posted 26 May 2007