Plans of Connecticut and Vermont Class Pre-Dreadnought Battleships

Plans of Connecticut and Vermont Class Pre-Dreadnought Battleships
These plans show the Connecticut and similar Vermont classes of pre-dreadnought battleships. These were a significant improvement on the previous Virginia class ships, which were flush-decked ships with a unusual double-deck turrets with two 12in guns in the base and two 8in guns on top. On the Connecticut class ships four 12in guns were carried in standard twin turrets, fore and aft, and eight 8in guns were carried in four twin turrets, two on each side. The 6in guns of earlier designs were replaced with twelve 7in guns, carried in a battery on the main deck. The mix of 8in and 7in wasn't a great success, as they were too similar to easily tell apart their hits and splashes, making it difficult to judge aim. The Vermont class ships were very similar, but with modifications to the armour.
How to cite this article: Rickard, J (26 January 2019), Plans of Connecticut and Vermont Class Pre-Dreadnought Battleships , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_plan_connecticut_vermont_class_battleships.html

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