Photo #: S-584-078
Preliminary Design Plan for a Battle Cruiser ... June 1915
Preliminary design plan for a battle cruiser prepared for Captain John Hood of the General Board, apparently requested informally as part of the Boards wide-ranging review of possible cruiser type ships that was underway at the time. This design may have represented an attempt to design a smaller ship than that developed in May for Captain Hood (see Photo # S-584-072) but neither plan resulted in a design slected for construction.
This plan provides eight 16-inch and twenty 6-inch guns, turbine machinery, and a speed of 30 knots in a ship 1000 feet long, 98 feet. in beam, with a normal displacement of 52,000 tons.
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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Image posted 18 July 2007