Photo #: S-584-138
Preliminary Design Armor Protection Plan for a "Battleship Cruiser" ... May 18, 1918
Preliminary design drawing showing the layout of side and deck armor protection adopted in British Navy designer Stanley Goodall's two design plans (see Photos # S-584-136 and S-584-137) for a proposed new U.S. Navy fast battleship -- which Goodall called, as shown here, a "battleship cruiser". Goodall's designs employed inclined side armor and a different arrangement of decks, consistent with contemporary British design practices. U.S. designs employed vertical side armor. This ship type was intended to combine battleship and battle cruiser qualities, but no ship of this type was built. Goodall was assigned to work in the U.S. Navy's ship design office in an exchange billet during World War I. The U.S. Navy's Lewis McBride served in the corresponding British ship design office.
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 Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 29 November 2007