Photo #: S-584-007
"Proposed B. S. [Battleship]"--Scheme "D" ... April 18, 1911
Preliminary design plan for a battleship. 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 design differed considerably from that recommended by the General Board on 30 March (see Photo # S-584-005) for the 1912 program in adding four 14-inch guns and heavier armor while reducing speed slightly. The design greatly exceeded the 27,000-ton displacement goal for the 1912 design and it is unknown what use was made of this drawing.
This plan provides twelve 14-inch guns, reciprocating steam machinery, and a speed of 20 knots in a ship 696 feet long on the load water line (L.W.L.), 100 feet in beam, with a normal displacement of 35,000 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 26 May 2007