Photo #: S-584-205
Light Cruiser ... Design # 9 ... Undated (about January 1925)
Preliminary design plan for a cruiser to be built under treaty limitations covering ships of up to 10,000 tons treaty displacement. This design was initiated by the Bureau of Construction and Repair as an illustration for the General Board of the kind of measures needed to limit size and cost. This plan provided a reduced main gun armament compared to the baseline design (see Photo # S-584-190), grouped two turrets forward and one aft, and shifted the aircraft hangar and catapults aft. This design was one of many variations considered in the process of settling on the design adopted for the Pensacola (CL-24) class of Fiscal Year 1926.
This plan provided nine 8-inch guns, turbine machinery, and a speed of 32.8 knots in a ship 600 feet long on the waterline, 60.75 feet in beam, and with a normal displacement of 11,410 tons.
Note: The original document was pencil and ink on paper (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 15 March 2008