Saturday, 25 February 2017

Preliminary design American destroyer leader dated 10 June 1918

The design was made of a 2.150-2.200 ton measuring destroyer leader with a length of 360 feet and which would have a maximum speed of 37 knots. The boiler rooms were separated arranged each beneath one funnel to create a better use of the available topside deck area. Between the two boiler rooms were the two engine rooms situated. Despite the fact that the designers were unsatisfied with the structural stresses they expected to appear in the hull amidships was the design approved by the US Navy’s Bureau of Steam Engineering on 14 June 1918 fur further development. The design was however never realized.

Naval History and Heritage Command. Spring Styles Book 1911-1925 design S584-141.