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UNITED STATES NAVY DEPARTMENT
BUREAU OF CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIR / BUREAU OF SHIPS
“SPRING STYLES,” 1939-1944

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Photo #: S-511-34-A

"Aircraft Carrier Study - Scheme "A""


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 5 June 1941, depicts a 44,500-ton (standard displacement) 900-foot (between perpendiculars) ship with a lightly armored flight deck. Gun battery was nine 8"/55 guns in triple turrets and eight single-mounted 5"/38 dual-purpose guns. Hull was too wide for the existing Panama Canal locks.
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