Photo #: S-584-077
Undated Design Plan for Supply Ship # 1
Undated design plan for Supply Ship # 1 prepared during early 1915 in support of planning for ships that might be built in Fiscal Year 1917. This drawing reflects the concept selected for construction of the Bridge (Supply Ship # 1), funded in Fiscal Year 1913 and completed in 1917. Bridge was designed to support deployed naval forces. Total cargo carrying capacity was roughly 2,300 tons, including provision for carrying 500 tons of ammunition (12-inch and 5-inch projectiles and powder) as well as provisions for 8,000 men for 60 days. No additional ships of this class were built, however.
This plan provides four 5-inch guns and a speed of 14 knots in a ship 400 feet long on the water line, 55 feet 2-1/2 inches in beam, with a normal displacement of 8,500 tons.
Note: The original document was ink on linen (black on white).
The original plan is in the 1911-1925 "Spring Styles Book".
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 18 July 2007