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New USN Tier 10 Battlecruiser Candidate (not Super Alaska) found?

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Wikipedia page for Iowa class says:

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Another design, pursued by the Design Division section of the Bureau of Construction and Repair, was a "cruiser-killer". Beginning on 17 January 1938, under Captain A. J. Chantry, the group drew up plans for ships with twelve 16-inch and twenty 5-inch (127 mm) guns, Panamax capability but otherwise unlimited displacement, a top speed of 35 knots (65 km/h; 40 mph) and a range of 20,000 nautical miles (37,000 km; 23,000 mi) when traveling at the more economical speed of 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph). Their plan fulfilled these requirements with a ship of 50,940 long tons (51,760 t), but Chantry believed that more could be done if the ship were to be this large; with a displacement greater than that of most battleships, its armor would have protected it only against the 8-inch (200 mm) weapons carried by heavy cruisers.

In case anyone thinks the 12-gun Super Alaska wouldn't fit Tier 10 as a Super Cruiser, well, if someone can trawl up the papers (sorry, but a google search for "Chantry cruiser killer" tried to give my computer a virus, does anyone know of any other citations that they can trawl up) this would probably work.

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Meet the Iowa class fast battleship my friend.

From another forum I found while looking this up:

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Design Division section of the Bureau of Construction and Repair, was a "cruiser-killer." Beginning on 17 January 1938 under Captain A.J. Chantry, the group drew up plans for ships with twelve 16-inch and twenty 5-inch guns, Panamax capability but otherwise unlimited displacement, a top speed of 35 knots (65 km/h; 40 mph) and a range of 20,000 nautical miles (37,000 km;

and they were the widest ships to ever traverse the panama canal http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/iowa-class-battleships-are-the-widest-ships-to-ever-use-1680273877

 

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Erm it would be Iowa Draft _____, as I'm pretty sure Iowa only has 3x3, not 4x3 16" guns, and has more armour than that proposed BC version...

 

Also Iowas only make 33 knots, not 35.

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12 hours ago, Guardian54 said:

Also Iowas only make 33 knots, not 35.

you will find that on this forum, the subject of the Iowa's top speed is a heavily debated subject.

None of them ever ran a speed run over a measured course, nor did they go through a complete testing due to the war.

 

During the war the ships were believed to be topped out at 33 knots, but some say New Jersey ran 35-36 knots during Vietnam when all her AAA had been landed and only a large jammer added in her fire control tower.

 

By the 80s, the addition of Tomahawk, CIWS, Harpoon, new Radars and other electronics had added back the weight and they pegged them at 33 knots again.

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