Photo #: S-511-54-A
"Proposed Conversion of CA 68 Class to CV"
Preliminary design plan prepared for the General Board during consideration of aircraft carrier conversions of other types of warships.
This plan, dated 4 June 1942 (the date of the Battle of Midway!), depicts a ship generally similar to the later Saipan (CVL-48) class, but with less freeboard.
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