"Aircraft Carrier Converted from 6" Cruiser (Class CL55)"
Photo #: S-511-43 Aircraft Carrier Converted from 6 Cruiser (Class CL55) Preliminary design plan prepared for the General Board during the development of the Independence class small aircraft carrier design. This scheme, dated 25 August 1941, provides a flight deck similar in size to that ultimately adopted, with a larger hangar, smaller aircraft elevators, a conventional island and an anti-aircraft battery of four 40mm quadruple mounts. 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.