Photo #: S-584-030-A
Proposed Battleship ... May 17, 1913
Preliminary design plan for a new battleship. This plan may have been developed to investigate the implications of reducing required speed to a more standard 22 knots in a new capital ship design concept that previously was based upon provision of comparatively high speed (25 knots.) This drawing is identical to Photo # S-584-030 except that the table of vessel component weights at the right is summarized into nine rather than eleven categories.
This plan provides twelve 14-inch guns and a speed of 22 knots in a ship 640 feet long on the load water line (L.W.L.), 100 feet in beam, with a normal displacement of 36,500 tons. No ships were built of this type.
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 1 June 2007