Photo #: S-584-190
Light Cruiser ... "Sketch A" ... November 16, 1923
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 General Board characteristics for a ship that might be built under the Fiscal Year 1924 building program. This design provided a heavy main gun armament and comparatively high speed at the expense of having no armor protection except for light conning tower plating but proved too heavy and too costly. This design was one of many considered in the process of settling on the plans adopted for the Pensacola (CL-24) class of Fiscal Year 1926.
This plan provided twelve 8-inch guns, turbine machinery, and a speed of 34 knots in a ship 620 feet long on the waterline, 64 feet 10 inches in beam, and with a normal displacement of 11,500 tons.
Note: The original document was ink on linen (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 2 March 2008