Photo #: S-584-210
Light Cruiser ... Design # 18-B ... April 21, 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 protection against destroyer gunfire and the best resulting speed available. This design was one of many considered in the process of settling on the design—similar to that shown in this drawing—ultimately adopted for the Pensacola (CL-24) class of Fiscal Year 1926.
This plan provided ten 8-inch guns, turbine machinery, and a speed of 32.5 knots in a ship 570 feet long on the waterline, 61.25 feet in beam on the waterline, 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 16 March 2008