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Photo #: S-584-003

"Heavy Armor Type Battleship"--Scheme "E" ... March 8, 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. It is believed that this preliminary design plan was used by the design team to evaluate the impact of added armor over the baseline design, Scheme "A" (see Photo # S-584-001), but was never sent to the General Board. This plan provides heavy armor as Scheme "G" (see Photo # S-584-002) but otherwise matches the characteristics of Scheme "A".
This plan provides eight 14-inch guns, reciprocating steam machinery, and a speed of 21 knots in a ship 655 feet long on the load water line (L.W.L.), 99 feet in beam, with a normal displacement of 32,800 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