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Photo #: S-584-013

"Proposed B. S. [Battleships] Nos. 38 & 39" ... Scheme "K" ... March 1, 1912

Preliminary design plan for Fiscal Year 1913 battleships. This drawing was one of four sent to the Navy’s General Board on 2 March 1911 to illustrate options of interest. This plan was developed to illustrate the impact of modifying Scheme "G" (see Photo # S-584-010), which met all General Board characteristics goals, by limiting speed to 20.5 knots with reciprocating steam machinery rather than turbines. This plan shows a ship 10 feet shorter and 500 tons lighter than Scheme "G" but that maintained the same armament and protection.
This plan provides twelve 14-inch guns, reciprocating steam machinery, and a speed of 20.5 knots in a ship 620 feet long on the load water line (L.W.L.), 92.5 feet in beam, with a normal displacement of 30,800 tons.
Note: The original document was ink on paper (black on white).

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 19 April 2007