Photo #: S-511-14
"Heavy Cruiser Study - Scheme 2"
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 March 1940 and representing the smallest size cruiser studied in this series, is for a ship of 15,750 tons standard displacement, with a main battery of twelve 8"/55 guns, a secondary battery of twelve 5"/38 guns and a 120,000 horsepower powerplant. Ship's dimensions are: waterline length 700'; beam 72'; draft 23.5'.
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 25 February 2000
Rescanned and reposted 1 March 2005