Photo #: S-511-57
"6" A.A. Cruiser - 6 Twin Turrets - Scheme "F""
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 30 December 1942, is for a 640-foot (waterline length), 12,900 (standard displacement) ship with twelve main battery guns. Compared to an earlier version (see Photo # S-511-56) it features (among other revisions) some turrets in lower positions, reduced height for the forward main battery director, and an aircraft hangar between the catapults.
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