Photo #: S-511-46
"6" A.A. Cruiser - 5 Twin Turrets -Scheme D"
Preliminary design plan prepared for the General Board during the development of a light cruiser with rapid-firing 6"/47 anti-aircraft guns, which ultimately became the Worcester (CL-144) class.
This plan, dated 18 October 1941, provides a 664-foot (waterline length) ship of 14,200 tons (standard displacement). It emphasizes deck armor over speed and number of main battery guns.
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 16 February 2005