Photo #: S-511-56
"6" A.A. Cruiser - 6 Twin Turrets - Scheme "F""
(an initial effort, submitted in revised form)
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 23 December 1942, is for a 640-foot (waterline length), 12,850 (standard displacement) ship with twelve main battery guns. It was cancelled before submission and a revised "Scheme F" was prepared under date of 30 December 1942 (see Photo # S-511-57).
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 23 February 2005