Photo #: S-584-088
Preliminary Design Plan for a Scout Cruiser ... September 1915
Preliminary design plan for a light cruiser. This design apparently was intended to investigate further what capabilities might be provided on a smaller displacement than that found to be necessary in the large "Scout Cruiser" designs being considered at the time. This design was twice the displacement of the small P.D. 142 (see Photo # S-584-080) and may have been intended to explore capabilities midway between P.D. 142 and the much larger ships developed earlier in 1915, such as P.D.114 (see Photo # S-584-052).
This plan provides six 6-inch and two 3-inch guns, turbine machinery, and a speed of 30 knots in a ship 520 feet long on the water line, 56 feet in beam, with a normal displacement of 8,000 tons. No ships were built to a design of this type.
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 10 August 2007