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Photo #: S-584-159

Preliminary Design Plan for a "Proposed 1920 Scout Cruiser", Scheme C-5, Arrangement II ... 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 II, seen in this drawing, provided one triple 8-inch gun turret forward and two twin turrets aft, but separated the after turrets for increased damage resistance compared to Arrangement I (see Photo # S-584-157).
This plan provided seven 8-inch guns, turbine machinery, and a speed of 36 knots in a ship 600 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