Photo #: S-584-198
Light Cruiser ... Design # 3 ... Undated (about January 1925)
Preliminary design plan for a cruiser to be built under treaty limitations covering ships of up to 10,000 tons treaty displacement. This drawing represents a design that met most General Board characteristics for a ship that might be built under the Fiscal Year 1924 building program. This design provided the same heavy main gun armament as the baseline design (see Photo # S-584-190) but sacrificed some speed to obtain light armor protection and reduced weights. This incomplete sketch is very similar to the previous plan (see Photo # S-584-197) but appears to show a different, possibly expanded degree of side armor protection.
This plan provided twelve 8-inch guns, turbine machinery, and a speed of 32.5 knots in a ship 600 feet long on the waterline, and with a normal displacement of 11,410 tons.
Note: The original document was pencil and ink on paper (black on white).
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 11 March 2008