Photo #: S-584-170
Preliminary Design Sketch for a "33-knot Scout" Cruiser ... January 7, 1921
Preliminary design drawing for a scout cruiser. 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. This sketch was one of four undertaken as part of the work leading up to development of a set of five alternative designs (see Photo # S-584-174 to Photo # S-584-178) that were presented to the General Board in March 1921. This design provided one triple 8-inch gun turret forward and two turrets aft, one twin and one triple. Armor protection includes a narrow 2.5-inch side belt and a protective deck including an inclined segment 4.5-inches thick.
This plan provided eight 8-inch guns, turbine machinery, and a speed of 33 knots in a ship 600 feet long on the waterline, 57 feet in beam, and with a normal displacement of 10,250 tons.
Note: The original document was pencil 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 3 February 2008