Photo #: S-511-9
"Proposed Flight Deck Cruiser"
Preliminary design plan prepared for the General Board during the final effort to develop a flight deck cruiser ("CF").
This plan, dated 8 December 1939, is for a 12,000 ton standard displacement ship with a main battery of three 8"/55 guns and a secondary battery of eight 5"/38 guns (six specified in table). Ship's waterline length is 640'. The data table leaves other characteristics blank, and the plan is annotated "Void - sec. batt arr. changed".
Scale of the original drawings is 1/32" = 1'.
The original plan is in the 1939-1944 "Spring Styles Book" held by the Naval Historical Center.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 16 March 2000
Rescanned and reposted 1 March 2005