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“SPRING STYLES,” 1911-1925

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Photo #: S-584-015

Untitled Tabular Data on Designs for Battleships for the Fiscal Year 1913 Shipbuilding Program ... March 11, 1912

Data tables permitting comparison of the features of four alternative preliminary designs that had been prepared to support Navy Department deliberations over the design for the next battleship, to be funded in Fiscal Year 1913. These tables display characteristics for each of the four preliminary designs, compared with those approved for the preceding Nevada (Battleship # 36) class (see Photo # S-584-009). The tables also include comparative weights in tons for each of the five designs, divided among 17 categories, including hull, armament, propulsion machinery, and so forth, as shown. Comparison of weights illustrates, in aggregate, how the various schemes shifted priorities among characteristics in an effort to provide the best overall mix of capabilities.
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 31 May 2007