Warship Projects Profile No.US002B

WPPP No. US002B

Third tentative scheme in the path-finding process during the early stages of the BB-55 design progress. After the relative conservative ‘Scheme A’ and ‘A1’ the next ‘B’ and ‘C’ designs applied full size armament (compared to pre-Treaty superdreadnoughts) while offering high speed and relatively good protection against 14″ guns. Essentially this was a modern, fast (~30 knot) version of the older dreadnoughts, with alternating machinery arrangement and geared turbines. Armament consisted of the new 14″/50 Mark B (1500 lb ‘heavy’ shell) but protection was based on the older 14″/50 Mark 7/11 guns performance (1400 lb shell).

WPPP No. US002B-y

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