Photo #: S-511-1
"Proposed 10,000 Ton Cruiser - Modified CL-49 & 50"
Preliminary design plan prepared for the General Board during the design of the first Cleveland class (CL-55) light cruisers.
This plan, dated 5 October 1939 and revised 31 October 1939, is for a ship of 10,000 tons standard displacement (normal displacement 11,790 tons) with a main battery of twelve 6"/47 guns and a secondary battery of twelve 5"/38 guns. Powerplant has 100,000 horsepower for a speed of 33.5 knots. Ship's dimensions are: waterline length 600'; waterline beam 61.5'; draft 21.75'.
This design is generally similar to the Cleveland class as built, but the final design featured increased waterline beam and numerous other changes.
Scale of the original drawings is 1/32" = 1'.
The original plan is in the 1939-1944 "Spring Styles Book" held by the Naval Historical Center.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 1 March 2000
Rescanned and reposted 9 February 2005