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S-511-15 "Heavy Cruiser Study - Scheme 3"

Photo #: S-511-15  "Heavy Cruiser Study - Scheme 3"
Title: "Heavy Cruiser Study - Scheme 3"
Description: Photo #: S-511-15 Heavy Cruiser Study - Scheme 3 Preliminary design plan prepared for the General Board as part of the process leading to the Alaska class (CB1-6) large cruiser design. This plan, dated 20 March 1940, is for a ship of 17,300 tons standard displacement, with a main battery of six 12/50 guns, a secondary battery of twelve 5/38 guns and a 120,000 horsepower powerplant. Ship's dimensions are: waterline length 710'; beam 74'; draft 24.5'. Scale of the original drawings is 1/32 = 1'. The original plan is in the 1939-1944 Spring Styles Book held by the Naval History and Heritage Command. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: S-511-15
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