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Large Destroyer -- "Scheme # 2 ... Sept. 10, 1917"

The second of three initial, comparative preliminary designs prepared by the Bureau of Construction and Repair's preliminary design staff, under the heading "Preliminary Design No.192", intended to suggest the issues involved in producing much larger destroyers than those previously built for the U.S. Navy. This particular design was based on a machinery plant 50 per cent larger than that employed in the Wickes (Destroyer # 75) class destroyers then building.
This plan provides six 5-inch guns and a speed of 33 knots in a ship 355 feet long on the load water line (L.W.L.), 35 feet 6 inches in beam, with a normal displacement of 2,100 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 15 October 2007