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UNITED STATES NAVY DEPARTMENT
BUREAU OF CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIR
"SPRING STYLES," 1911-1925

Photo # S-584-166: 'Cruiser Submarine Type # 2--Armored'--October 23, 1920

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Bureau of Ships' "Spring Styles" Book # 1 (1911-1925) -- (Naval Historical Center Lot # S-584) --
Submarine Preliminary Design Drawings

Eight of the 211 design drawings in the 1911-1925 "Spring Styles" Book treat submarines. These drawings all show large submarines considered for construction after the end of World War I. One drawing shows a design for a "Fleet Submarine" that was used in building the V-1 (named Barracuda in 1931). Three drawings show successive stages in the development of the concept used in building the "Cruiser Submarines" of the V-4 (renamed Argonaut in 1931) and V-5 (renamed Narwhal in 1931) classes. Four designs are included for large "Cruiser Submarines", calling for much larger ships, the size of large surface combatant cruiser types and mounting from two to eight 8-inch guns. These very large designs were not pursued. The U.S. Navy evaluated numerous designs for such very large submarines at this time but only four appear in this volume.

This page features those 1911-1925 Bureau of Ships "Spring Styles" plans that concern submarines.

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The Submarine drawings included in this album are:

--One proposed design for the V-1 (renamed Barracuda in 1931) class:

--One proposed design for the V-4 (renamed Argonaut in 1931) and V-5 (renamed Narwhal in 1931) classes:

--Four proposed designs for a heavily-armed cruiser submarine, none of which were selected for construction:

--Two proposed designs for the V-4 (renamed Argonaut in 1931):



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