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Preliminary Design Plan for a "Proposed 1920 Scout Cruiser", Scheme C-1, Arrangement III ... October 15, 1919

Preliminary design plan for a cruiser that might be built under the Fiscal Year 1920 program. This design was one of many considered in the process of settling on the plans adopted for the Pensacola (CL-24) class of Fiscal Year 1926. The so-called "C" series investigated ships having one of three armament arrangements (I, II, or III) on a hull of either 600 or 620 feet in length. Arrangement III provided triple 8-inch gun turrets fore and aft and one twin turret amidships. The darkened area along the waterline amidships represents the 2-inch side armor. This drawing is signed "F.M.H" for F.M. Hiatt, a civilian in the Preliminary Design office.
This plan provided eight 8-inch guns, turbine machinery, and a speed of 36 knots in a ship 620 feet long on the waterline, 57 feet in beam, and with a normal displacement of 10,000 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 History and Heritage Command Photograph.

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Image posted 28 December 2007