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Photo #: S-584-052

Preliminary Design No.114 for a Scout Cruiser ... April 1915

Preliminary design plan for a large scout cruiser, prepared to support General Board discussions concerning the characteristics sought in future cruisers.
This plan provides ten 6-inch guns and a speed of 35 knots in a ship 700 feet long on the load water line, 60 feet in beam, with a normal displacement of 12,600 tons. This design was adapted during early April 1915 from Preliminary Design No.112 (see Photo # S- 584-050) by adding 844 tons of armor (including 4 inch side armor over 270 feet x 17 feet 6 inches amidships and 1.5 inch deck protection) at the expense of 2,100 tons additional displacement. Preliminary Designs Nos. 113 to 115 were commissioned at the same time as an initial exploration of armament, speed, and protection options from the P.D. 112 baseline. Ultimately, however, no ships of this large type were built.
Note: The original document was ink on linen (black on white).

The original plan is in the 1911-1925 "Spring Styles Book".

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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