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Photo #: S-584-206

Light Cruiser ... Design # 10 ... 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 drawing differs little from the previous "Design #9" (see Photo # S-584-205) and appears to reflect only refinement in detail.
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 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