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Preliminary Design Plan for "1919 Fleet Submarine" ... January 6, 1920

Preliminary design plan for a "Fleet Submarine" for the Fiscal Year 1919 shipbuilding program. This plan, derived from "Scheme L" of a series of candidate preliminary designs, was forwarded to the Secretary of the Navy on 9 January 1920 and was the basis for the beginning of contract plan preparation in mid-January 1920. This preliminary design was approved by the Navy Department on 9 March 1920 but many detail changes were made before contract plans were approved on 21 July 1920. The three submarines of the V-1 (Submarine # 163, later Barracuda, SS-163) class were built to these plans.
This plan provided one 5-inch gun, diesel-electric machinery, and a surface speed of 21 knots in a ship 325 feet long on the waterline, 24 feet 8 inches in beam, and with a normal surface displacement of 1,900 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