Photo #: S-584-207
Light Cruiser ... Untitled (probably Design # 15) ... Undated (about February 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 prepared subsequent to a General Board hearing on cruiser design held on 24 February 1925, and illustrated a ten-gun design having maximum speed and no protection. (Equivalent designs with twelve and eight guns also were developed at this time.) This design -- probably # 15 in this particular series -- was one of many considered in the process of settling on the design adopted for the Pensacola (CL-24) class of Fiscal Year 1926.
This plan provided ten 8-inch guns, turbine machinery, and a speed of 34.2 knots in a ship 600 feet long on the waterline, 62.5 feet in beam, and with a normal displacement of 11,410 tons.
Note: The original document was 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