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Photo #: S-584-002

"Heavy Armor Type Battleship"--Scheme "G" ... March 4, 1911

Preliminary design plan for Battleship # 36. This design incorporated the new concept of "all-or-nothing" armor protection, reducing the area protected by armor but increasing the thickness of armor significantly where it was provided, such as the main side belt and on the turrets. This plan added four 14-inch guns, much thicker armor protection, and two knots speed above the Scheme "A" of the same date (see Photo # S-584-001). It is believed that this plan was used by the design team to evaluate the impact of achieving more ambitious characteristics in all respects but was never sent to the General Board.
This plan provides twelve 14-inch guns, reciprocating steam machinery, and a speed of 23 knots in a ship 750 feet long on the load water line (L.W.L.), 100 feet in beam, with a normal displacement of 38,000 tons.
Note: The original document was a blueprint (white on dark blue).

The original plan is in the 1911-1925 "Spring Styles Book".

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

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Image posted 16 May 2007