Plans of Virginia Class Pre-Dreadnought Battleships
These plans show the Virginia class pre-dreadnought battleships of 1904, which saw a significant increase in size over previous designs. They were flush-decked ships, with an odd layout of main guns. They had four 12in guns in twin turrets fore and aft, and eight 8in guns. Four of these were carried in twin turrets on the sides of the deck either side of the first funnel, but the others were mounted in twin turrets on top of the 12in turrets, and couldn't rotate seperatly, so had to fire at the same target as the larger guns. The twelve 6in guns were carried in a battery on the main deck that filled the space between the main turrets.
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Rickard, J (26 January 2019), Plans of Virginia Class Pre-Dreadnought Battleships , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_plan_virginia_class_battleship.html