Photo #: S-511-41
"CV-D - Aircraft Carrier"
Preliminary design plan prepared for the General Board during the process that led to the armored flight deck Midway (CVB-41) class.
This plan, dated 12 July 1941, depicts a 28,000-ton (standard displacement) 788-foot (between perpendiculars) ship with 1.5-inch flight deck armor and all aircraft elevators on the port side. Gun battery contains twelve 5"/38 dual-purpose guns (four twin mounts and four singles).
This ship, whose displacement approximated that of the Essex (CV-9) class, was too small to operate a full-sized air group.
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 2 March 2005