Photo #: S-584-057
Preliminary Design No.119 for a Scout Cruiser ... April 1915
Preliminary design plan for a large scout cruiser, prepared to support General Board discussions concerning the characteristics sought in future cruisers.
This plan provided four 12-inch guns and seven 5-inch guns and a speed of 35 knots in a ship 755 feet long on the load water line, 74 feet in beam, with a normal displacement of 18,200 tons. This design included 1,005 tons of armor, 4-inch side armor over 322 feet by 17 feet 6 inches amidships plus 1.5-inch deck protection, adding 7,700 tons displacement over design No.112. This design was fourth in a set of 11 undertaken as a group to explore tradeoffs among armament, protection, and size in large scout cruisers capable of 35 knots speed. This design series took Preliminary Design No.112 (see Photo # S-584-050) as a baseline. Ultimately, however, no ships of this type were built.
Note: The original document was a blueprint (white on blue).
The original plan is in the 1911-1925 "Spring Styles Book".
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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