Photo #: S-511-60
"6" A.A. Cruiser - Scheme "F" Revised" (Not Submitted)
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 13 February 1943, is a revision of the 30 December 1942 preliminary design (see Photo # S-511-57) for a ship with twelve six-inch guns, but now featuring a single smokestack and all main battery gun directors on the centerline. It was not submitted for the General Board's consideration
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 24 February 2005