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UNITED STATES NAVY DEPARTMENT
BUREAU OF CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIR / BUREAU OF SHIPS
“SPRING STYLES,” 1939-1944

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Photo #: S-511-11

"Battleship Study - BB65 - Scheme 3 - (1940 Studies)"


Preliminary design plan prepared for the General Board as part of the process leading to the Montana class (BB-67--71) battleship design.
This plan, dated 6 February 1940, is for a ship of 52,500 tons standard displacement and 64,500 ton trial displacement, with a main battery of twelve 16"/50 guns, a secondary battery of twenty 5"/38 guns and a 130,000 horsepower powerplant for a speed of 28 knots. Ship's dimensions are: waterline length 860'; waterline beam 114'; draft 36'. Scale of the original drawing is 1/32" = 1'.
Port side 5" gun arrangement is labeled "previous secondary battery arrangement". Starboard side has a "proposed secondary battery arrangement."

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 28 January 2000
Rescanned and reposted 1 March 2005