Photo #: S-584-037
Proposed Battleship # 40 ... October 29, 1913
Preliminary design drawing for Battleship # 40, which was planned for construction in Fiscal Year 1915. This drawing closely resembles the design having eight 16-in. guns, dated 24 October (see Photo # S-584-036), but differed in having heavier armor protection (16-inch side armor rather than 13.5-inch.) It is not known what circulation outside the Bureau of Construction and Repair design team, if any, was made of this drawing.
This plan provides eight 16-inch guns, turbine machinery, and a speed of 21 knots in a ship 625 feet long on the load water line (L.W.L.), 95.5 feet in beam, with a normal displacement of 34,300 tons. Ultimately, however, Battleship # 40 was built to a design very similar to Battleship # 38, mounting twelve 14-inch guns.
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 18 May 2007