Photo #: S-511-17
"12-Inch Gun Cruiser Study, CA2F"
(with hull sections for Schemes CA2E & F, G, H & I)
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 19 June 1940, is for a ship (CA2F) of 24,700 tons standard displacement and 28,300 tons trial displacement, with a main battery of seven 12"/50 guns, a secondary battery of twelve 5"/38 guns, and a 150,000 horsepower powerplant for a speed of 33 knots. Ship's dimensions are: waterline length 750'; beam 84'; draft 29'.
Scale of the original plan and side elevation drawings is 1/32" = 1'.
See Photo #: S-511-17 (complete caption) for discussion of Schemes CA2E through CA2I.
The original plan is in the 1939-1944 "Spring Styles Book" held by the Naval Historical Center.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
Online Image: 630KB; 3000 x 1670 pixels
Click on the small photograph to prompt a larger view of the same image.
Image posted 25 February 2000
Rescanned and reposted 1 March 2005